Human Connection

Don’t you just love it when someone shares something with you that makes you realise you are not so alone? We humans gain a macabre sense of well-being when we read or hear about someone who has a worse life than we do! I mean, its why we enjoy memoirs or soaps isn’t it? Because…

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Is Memoir Writing A Form of Therapy?

In my hours of research on ‘how to write a memoir’ last year, I often came across articles criticising memoir writers for using it as a form of therapy. I have pondered over this in recent times, since my memoir did actually end up being very therapeutic, albeit ‘accidentally’.  It showed me how I had…

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Wake Up Call

So, it’s Monday. The day for Monday blogs and I realise that I am seriously neglecting this area of my life now.  With so much to learn about publishing and promoting my book I just haven’t made the time.  But enough of excuses, it’s just not good enough!  I love writing and I need to keep doing it.…

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Equality with Physical and Mental health

At a time in the world where I believe we are striving for equality in so many areas of life, be it for the colour of our skin, our gender, sex, religion, career, disability (I apologise for the things I have missed here), I think it’s time to sit up and listen to the need…

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All Things Bright and Beautiful

So I mentioned in my previous blog how I struggled with a mini bout of anxiety recently. It was about one month ago and around the time when so much was changing in my life: my career, my dad passing, one of my daughters struggling with a traumatic set of circumstances, coming out of lockdown,…

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A Positive Change in 2020

Write about a positive change you made or a discovery about yourself in 2020 that celebrates the authentic you and tie it into one of the three prizes. I’m a sucker for a bit of competition; probably due to my dad constantly challenging me as a child with endless games of backgammon and table tennis…

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