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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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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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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The Space In Between

I pushed off almost six months ago, yet I feel as though I’m suspended in liminal space, existing in that time between the ‘what was’ and the next chapter of …

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Be Here Now

I’m hurtling north on an empty train via London’s Underground, willing my fingers to match the speed of my thoughts as I’m transported across the city. Even after 16 years …

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Creating A Body Of Work

So many of us muddle through life without asking ourselves what we really want and why. Instead, we take society’s definition of success and make it our own, often without …

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100 Words Of Happiness

Concern for a friend’s happiness prompted some deep thoughts on the subject and resulted in my first ‘100 Words of Happiness’ list. Writing that list changed my life. We constantly …

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40 Incredible Ways My Life Changed In Four Years

It’s not quite four years since I left my corporate career of 20 years, but when someone asked me on the weekend what I’ve been doing with myself since then, …

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Own Your Life

“Esther goes to Paris to buy her earrings”. The words are barely out of my friend’s mouth and I’m protesting, horrified that anyone would think I actually went to Paris …

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