What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger and other bollocks

We’ve all been there. A bereaved friend, a relative experiencing trauma or a colleague diagnosed with a serious illness. What can you say that conveys your feelings without sounding trite or worse, causing offence? Let…

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On a beach, in March

“I’ll do it”. With those three little words, I jumped headlong out of my comfort zone and faced my insecurities. Like most women, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with my body ever since puberty. Too…

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My 30 day yoga challenge

I have always thought that yoga wasn’t for me; I was neither flexible nor spiritual enough to enjoy it’s touted benefits. I favoured pilates, which I have been practicing now for over 14 years. It’s…

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Five years later.

I have written something every year on the anniversary of the accident ranging from the tearfully thankful to the self-pitying and angry. I have marked the day both by celebrating my achievements and howling at…

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PTSD and me.

“I don’t believe in PTSD”, the driving instructor informed me gruffly. An awkward silence descended over the car as we both tried to ignore the massive elephant in the car with us, namely that the…

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