“Life is complicated”
We don’t know who said it first but she was a genius—and probably wore ten hats a day like we all do.
Let’s talk about those hats and more. Here you’ll find stories, tips and reflections on all the “biggies” that make life the fascinating ride it is—from relationships and parenting to career upheaval and other plot twists.
A few years ago my family and I embarked upon a year of Buying Nothing New. I bought nothing new for a year and as cliché as it sounds, it totally changed our lives. It didn’t just change how we shopped and the things we bought, it changed how I see my place in the...read more
Can you really reclaim your space, calm your mind and improve your wellbeing by de-cluttering? As the owner of a cleaning and de-cluttering business, Ingrid Knowles knows a thing or two about how to de-clutter your home – even when you have no time. We asked her to...read more
I want to tell you a story about men and divorce, but it's not a fairytale, not at all, it's real. I don’t usually write about men and divorce because I support ladies who leave. Your husband may not be protagonist of this story, but for some of you, he may be - and...read more
Monday August 22nd 2016 was a very significant day for me as my youngest daughter, Sophie, started full-time work for the first time in her life. Gone are those lovely long university holidays, those month-long Christmas breaks, summers spent chatting, walking,...read more
You don’t truly understand the devastation of bullying until you’ve experienced it yourself. If you’ve been bullied, or you’ve desperately tried to protect your child from being bullied, you’ll know what I mean. What makes it worse is the lack of real support out...read more
So the end of January is beckoning... and we have a question for you...What are your New Year’s resolutions this year? Were they realistic? Were they achievable? Were they dangerous? Are you smashing your new year goals or did you set yourself up for sure failure? If...read more
We all know that looks matter. What most of us don’t understand is just how much looks matter, for example... Have you ever been to a job or promotional interview and couldn’t understand why you never got past the first round? How could they decide that you weren’t...read more
Have you seen the stats about how many work days are lost to stress-related illness each year? It’s a lot. And it costs a lot. And it’s not much fun either. Consequently, many people and businesses are awakening to what can be done to remedy this and turning to…...read more
It is sixteen years since I came home to an unnaturally quiet house to find my partner waiting, grim-faced, to speak to me in the lounge. Instantly I expected the worst, since we’d recently received two devastating phone calls – one to tell us that his best friend had...read more
January is a time of new beginnings. It is a time to reflect on the last twelve months and look forward to the changes and improvements you intend to make to your life. I'll hold my hands up right now: I've never been great at making or keeping grand gesture-type...read more
It’s Christmas! Which means computers decked in tinsel, offices packed with sweet treats and of course, the annual work Christmas party. Hurray! It’s fair to say that most people look forward to the annual Christmas bash, in fact research by online jobs board...read more
On average, each household in the UK will throw out five extra bags of rubbish over Christmas, most of it contributing to our over-flowing landfills and using up our dwindling resources needlessly. Santa would be ashamed of us! But it doesn’t need to be this way… If...read more