Cultivating Resilience

August 11, 2018 | 12 Comments

“When your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”

Shane Koyczan

Today I was having my nails done and a woman sat down next to me and said to the room: “My sister died yesterday. So I’m here for a bit of pampering”. Why am I telling you this? Well, I attended an event on Women’s Day where Gabi Lowe was the guest speaker, and since then I’ve been unable to think of little else but her and her family’s story.

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Books, Food

August Favourites

August 7, 2018 | 2 Comments

So it’s been a while since one of my catch up type posts, but today seemed like a good day to write one. It was a bit of a bleh Monday to be honest. Left my umbrella at home on the one day it bucketed down. A lone pimple blossomed between my eyebrows and I think it gave me a day long headache. Got the times mixed up and sent my husband to pick up my daughter 30 minutes too early from school (I swear I have selective amnesia because every week I get confused – it doesn’t help that it’s different on every day!).

Anyway, I have much to be grateful for, but that doesn’t mean we can’t be real and speak about the days that are not so good, where we feel like we may combust from stress (or as my business partner put it: “my head feels like it’s full of bees”). Continue Reading…


Why Does No One Say Thank You Anymore?

July 29, 2018 | 8 Comments

These thoughts have been meandering around my head for a while now, so it wasn’t one incident that specifically brought on this rant, but rather lots of little noticings: WHY DOESN’T ANYONE SAY THANK YOU ANYMORE? This is (of course) a generalisation: there are people who take the time and still have manners, but I’ve noticed that there’s a general trend now where people ask for advice or feedback (on social media, email, or Whatsapp for example), and then you spend time thinking about how you’ll reply. You craft a thoughtful email, get home and look up some contact details, or give them a helpful suggestion on Twitter that you hope will solve their issue. And then? Nothing. It drives me crazy. Continue Reading…