‘Its not your job to like me,

its mine.’

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Count Vronsky of Streatham

Count Vronsky of Streatham

“You own everything that happens to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” Anne Lamott You know when there’s that crazy chemistry with someone and its like your body goes off-line for a bit. You can...

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Trauma Training improved my dating skills

Trauma Training improved my dating skills

Leeds is not an obvious yoga destination, especially not on Coronation week-end. But it was there that I took a 50 hour Trauma Training course with Angela Read-Jervis. While the world watched Charlie having his crown fitted, I sat on the floor in a concrete room near...

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Christmas at Sivananda Ashram, Kerala

Christmas at Sivananda Ashram, Kerala

December 2008 I spent Christmas at the Sivananda Ashram in Kerala, India and it was awesome. Awesome in the sense that awe was inspired. For context, I was in the middle of some kind of an emotional collapse at the time and the experience was far from easy. I’d only...

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Seven Tips for a good night’s sleep

Seven Tips for a good night’s sleep

At various times in my life I’ve had difficulty getting off to sleep. Now I’m 49 - hello perimenopause! - and sleep issues have returned. Only now it’s not so much about falling asleep as it is about staying asleep. Waking up at 3am, my body quite convinced its...

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Would you rather be rich and miserable or poor and happy?

Would you rather be rich and miserable or poor and happy?

I decided a long time ago that I’d rather be poor than miserable. For a long time after that I was poor and still miserable, although not as miserable as I would have been if I’d also been working a 9 to 6 that I hated, for a boss that I hated, in an office that I...

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This fucked up shit will not be my story

This fucked up shit will not be my story

A friend sent me a reel yesterday. On instagram. Not a friend that I see a lot or that I know particularly well. But someone who helped me to care for my Dad when he was dying. Who turned up at the house at midnight on the evening he passed away to express her respect...

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What I learned from one very special Airbnb host

What I learned from one very special Airbnb host

In Summer of 2018 I stayed at an Airbnb in the countryside outside Valencia, Spain. My marriage was coming to an end and with it my professional life since I worked for the business I’d co-founded with my then husband. You could say it was a cross-roads in my life. I...

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