On Dreams and the Choices We Make

I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions, and this year is no exception. However, I have reached a point in my life when I’m ready to bravely name what …

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44 Things I Know At 44 Years

After I shared my ‘life review’, I printed it out and started scribbling in the margins almost immediately. I kept remembering things – big and small – about my life, …

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Turning 44: Life In Review

This New Year feels different, somehow. I started it by reflecting on 2017, and on all the years that came before. And this week I turned 44, a birthday that …

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Heart On Display: Moving Forward Through Fear

I was reluctant to share my writing and my work, to be seen; I was afraid of being hurt. But I hurt anyway. I shared the flawed way I’d been …

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One Small Person In A Very Big World

I arrived in Stockholm on a late afternoon flight from London. I was on my own for the night so I decided to take myself out for dinner. The city …

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You Protect Your Heart, But It Hurts Anyway

I wake up gasping for air, my body soaked in sweat. The recurring nightmare is visiting with increased frequency and it’s so vivid, I’m disorientated when I return to consciousness. …

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Waiting To Surface

One day I woke up and decided to stop rejecting her. The woman who made so many mistakes. The woman who felt deeply hurt and alone. The woman who pretended …

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The Intangible Treasures Of Summer

Whenever I’m asked how I spent the summer, I flounder in my attempts to articulate what I did with my time. I slowed down and therefore I don’t have the …

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Step Back To Move Forward

I originally wrote and published this piece in 2015 on my very first blog – which no longer exists. I felt compelled to share it here after writing this post, it’s …

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17 Ways To Remember Who You Are

I stepped out of the building and onto the pavement and turned my face towards the setting sun. I breathed in the summer air and whispered to myself, “I’m free”. …

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