You’re not doing yourself any favours if you’re telling yourself to get over it and move on.
I hate to be the one to burst your bubble, but if you really want to live a happy life, it’s true.
I have lost count the number of times I have muttered to yours truly to pull myself together, forget what happened and get on with it. I have lost count how many times someone else has told me to pull myself together and get on with it.
The fact is, pulling myself together and “getting on with it” isn’t helpful. Nor…
If you haven’t taken stock of your life, you need to do it immediately.
When my youngest child was only six weeks old, I had a breakdown. The impact of having a fourth child was so great; I wish I had gone into this next phase with my eyes wide open. Instead, I was stumbling around in the dark, unknowingly damaging all of those around me.
The tension had been building for years; I just hadn’t paid any attention. I was increasingly becoming deeply depressed; I didn’t know who I was or where I was going in life. I was…
That's no joke.
I blasted the myth that you cannot get caught pregnant on your first time. I was 15 years old, and so was the father of my firstborn. We were both virgins in the woods, embarking on entering adulthood.
Almost ten months later, I gave birth to a hefty bouncing baby boy. The birth was hard and long, very long, and I entered parenthood as an unmarried, unattached, teenage mum.
The father and I had gone our separate ways as soon as the pregnancy came to light. He joined the Royal Navy, so I only saw him on…
I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand people who don’t practice what they preach.
You know why?
It really grates me, people declaring they know what’s best for you, they dish out advice faster and more frequently than a McDonald's drive-through. Yet they are doing the opposite to what they’re telling you to do. How does that work?
These people have life all figured out; it’s simple; you just need to do…(fill in the blank). So why are they not living their best life instead of dictating to you what you should be doing? …
Self-sabotage has been the story of my life, the good thing now, is I can recognise when I’m doing it.
I have read extensively within the self-help genre to be the best version of me I can be. After I have finished a book, I have all the best intentions to implement the pages' suggestions, but the motivation soon fizzles out.
I liken myself to a firework. …
It just made me more miserable.
I took courses, spent thousands of pounds, read hundreds of books and thought I had a crystal clear understanding of what I needed to do to manifest my desired future self into being. The truth is, nothing worked. All the tips and tricks I had encountered along the way just made me realise what a great big failure I was at life. I was shit at this game.
Then along came the book that would change my life forever.
The New Pyscho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz was the gamechanger I had been seeking for many…
Being a loner surrounded by people is always going to be difficult.
I know firsthand how it feels to want to take a different direction to others' expectations. I know there are others just like me. Different.
Here are some quotes that’ll help you feel better:
The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made…
I was 11 years old when my mother told me I was a mistake; I remember the pain as if it was yesterday. In truth, it has been almost forty years since those harsh words began their haunting journey.
As an adult, I hated my life, and I hated myself. When I turned forty years old, I decided enough was enough with the inner conflict; it was time to purge.
I never anticipated the challenges ahead, I knew it would be not easy, after all, I had had this, and many more of these thoughts, whipping about in my head…
So Why Do We Keep Reading Them?
How many self-help books have we read and how many more are on our wishlists to read? I have read hundreds, literally hundreds and I have so many more that I’d like to read. Why? What is it exactly that I am searching for, the holy grail?
History.com states that “the search for the grail became the holiest of quests as it signified the pursuit of union with God”. Is this why we have an unquenched thirst for information leading us to the attainment of enlightenment? What is enlightenment anyway, spiritual alchemy?
No matter how hard we try.
Have you ever heard someone say they do yoga? Or maybe you are that someone, I’m shooting my hand straight up into the air. I was that person until I started to study yoga. I joined an online training programme to learn how to become an instructor, not to teach yoga to others, but to educate myself. I wanted to become more aware of the impact yoga can have. I loosely knew it was an ancient practice; what I didn’t count on was spending the first couple months with a gaping mouth.
Learning how to play the game of life and making it worthwhile.