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One year on…

On this day last year my dad lost his fight with cancer. After weeks of feeling numb, I vowed that I would dedicate 2013 to ‘turning my life around’ in honour of dad (I desperately wanted something good to come out of something so bad). Today I am checking in as promised, to see what… Continue reading One year on…

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Happy New Year (with extra ‘happy’)

Happy new year everyone! It has been over four weeks since my move to the coast and I couldn’t be happier. It feels like this place and I were meant to be. I have lived in lovely places before, of course, but never a place that I utterly ADORE. There’s something very special about this… Continue reading Happy New Year (with extra ‘happy’)

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One week to go to the fulfilment of Dream 1…

Dream 1 = moving to the coast. And there’s now ONE WEEK to go to Moving Day! I can’t believe it’s actually happening. But it must be because I am frantically packing and throwing stuff out (did I mention the new place is half the size of where I am now?). Yesterday I signed and read… Continue reading One week to go to the fulfilment of Dream 1…

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The story of how one creative spirit “got her shit together”!

I am not having a midlife crisis. I am having a midlife breakthrough.I cheesily call it ‘a breakthrough’ because I am in the middle of picking up my life, shaking it like a snow globe, and seeing where things settle.There are moments where I wonder what the *bleep* I’m doing. But most of the time… Continue reading The story of how one creative spirit “got her shit together”!

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The Jobseeker’s Prayer

I am looking for work at the moment. It has its ups and downs. Today Richard Pettitt, a fellow 30 Day Challenger, posted an inspired ‘jobseeker’s prayer’ which is uncannily like the one I have been saying for a while now. Weirdly, it hasn’t been answered. Maybe I’m doing it wrong? See what you think: The Jobseeker’s… Continue reading The Jobseeker’s Prayer

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An entrepreneur’s top 5 tips for success

A few weeks ago I interviewed Julian Ranger for my Spark Stories project. Julian is an entrepreneur who sold his company for £19 million and could have retired to a life of leisure but instead opted to continue doing what he loves (namely, “doing my own thing” and building businesses). You may be wondering whether… Continue reading An entrepreneur’s top 5 tips for success

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British Journal of Flumpology publishes ground-breaking research!

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about my flumps (scientific term: palpitations). Specifically, I wrote about my search for a way to get rid of them.By 'flump', I really mean a gigantic big THUMP in my chest or a series of chaotic whirrs, squelches and flutters which take my breath away and do… Continue reading British Journal of Flumpology publishes ground-breaking research!

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Meditation – an unexpected benefit

A few years ago I went on a 10-Day Silent Meditation retreat. From 4am to 8pm two hundred of us meditated in a big, dimly lit hall. 10 hours of meditation a day. And strictly no talking. Ever. The no talking bit was a piece of cake. In fact, it was a revelation! I relished… Continue reading Meditation – an unexpected benefit

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Does my heart need more TLC?

I have just come back from the hospital. As you know, I have been having palpitations for the past 2 years and they have been getting progressively worse. I tried ditching caffeine and switching to herbal teas and decaf tea bags. Did it help? Nope. I tried not drinking any alcohol. No luck (phew). Then… Continue reading Does my heart need more TLC?

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Er…can I just say…

...that I had an overwhelming urge to write 'Alien spotted hoovering near my blog' in my last post. That's all I wanted to say. Thank you.