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My hard doesn’t make your hard any easier

My hard doesn’t make your hard any easier

Hard isn’t a competition, there's no podium finish for those in the most pain. But comparing pain CAN lead to a feeling of isolation (for both you AND your friends). We need to look our hard stuff right in the eye and say ‘I see you’. Dismissing your sadness because...

Step away from the Mum Guilt

Step away from the Mum Guilt

The only way I can genuinely teach my children that other people have their back... is when I fail them. The only way I can teach my children to stand alone, is when I stand aside The first time I began to understand this, I was at the funeral of a childhood friend....

Safe Spaces

Safe Spaces

Being a good friend to a person in pain can be the bravest thing you'll ever do. It means letting them yell, letting them be unreasonable and loving them until they find a way back to themselves. Being a friend when you're in pain can be tricky as well. I often made...

I don’t know how you do it

I don’t know how you do it

  I don’t know how you do it I wasn’t given a choice. I’m calling bull shit on this ‘I wasn’t given a choice” malarkey. We’ve all been there – or maybe you’re still there. Someone says to you, quite genuinely “I don’t know how you do it” because they’re actually...

Eating ANGRY for Breakfast

Eating ANGRY for Breakfast

​​Breakfast of champions, right?   Shovel in some angry with your Weetabix? Delish.   Whatever your story with a ‘insert really difficult shit show with your kids here’ - the one consistent emotion seems to be a bubbling rage kind of anger. My shit show is...

My grey hair IS my self care

My grey hair IS my self care

Greying is a radical act. It’s embracing the age you actually are, rejecting the pressure to look a decade younger and then STILL demanding to be SEEN

Happy Sweat, Part 1

Happy Sweat, Part 1

My heart pumping, drenched in sweat, that feeling of my brain keeping time with my pulse. This feels SO much like a panic attack but it’s just exercise.

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