Single mum at University: My Story (PART THREE)

Read Part Two here. I’ve had to manage my uni work around my girls and everything else that I do (blogging, podcasting, events, coaching, workshops etc). Here’s how I do it: Make the most of the time spent at on campus. This means going to the library in between lectures, using the printing facilities, researching…

Single mum at University: My Story (PART ONE)

In short, yes it can. But I will elaborate. Here’s my story. (This is a three-part series) I’m currently in the last few weeks of studying for a Creative and Professional Writing degree at the University of Wolverhampton, and I can’t quite believe that I’m at this point. Though it’s been three long years, it’s…

Why I’ve never written a love story

Do you like reading about romance? I’ve never been tempted by the idea of writing love stories, something about fairy tale endings never rang true for me and this was due to the relationships I had witnessed and been a part of. I like the idea of Happy Ever After but in reality I struggled…

5 Videos to inspire your soul

Ever watched a video that made you feel warm inside?  I’m sharing five videos that have done exactly that for me over the last few weeks. I love reading, absolutely, but there’s nothing quite like listening to powerful words from an inspirational person.  Here are my current top five inspirational videos: 1. The Universe has…

When Social Media Gets Too Much…

Take a social media break for a month. Go on, I dare you. The beauty about modern life is that we have access to so much. This is brilliant when you’re ready for self-development and want to better yourself. There is an abundance of seminars, webinars, groups, online courses, podcasts, blog posts and free e-books…

Living the Life of the Woman I Will Become

How do you ease yourself into the shoes of someone you haven’t met yet? I’ve been on a self-love journey for just over four years now, although I feel like I’ve climbed through many chapters until I landed at this page. This year has been very different from the rest, not because it has been…

You are a powerful and phenomenal being

 On your down days, do you forget about your greatness too?  I’ve been friends with anxiety and depression (or maybe they’ve been friends with me) for quite some time, only this year I have been super proactive in addressing the root cause.   Self-care is no joke and as much as we can say affirmations…

Writers, dreamers, doers: This one is for you.

Have you ever reached a moment of absolute gratitude? When you reflect on your journey so far and realise that each decision you made paved the way to where you are now?  I want to share a little bit of my journey with you, and perhaps inspire you to take one step forward today, no…

The Problem With Self-Love

It’s all good on paper, but does it actually work? I’ve been open on here and social media about my experiences of anxiety and depression. I don’t want it to be at the forefront of everything I do, but it’s there most of the time and it is something I manage on a day-to-day basis….

If I Never…

… believed in a future I couldn’t see, would I be here now? Doing any of this? I don’t think about that often but I am indulging in that now. The alternative reality. The former me. It’s easy for me to overlook my achievements and successes, I’ve been in that habit for years. But it’s…

Mental Health Awareness Week: I was brave today.

I did a brave thing today. I say that, but I don’t necessarily feel that, and that is the problem. I’ll be honest, I don’t sleep well. My demons whisper to me in quiet moments and it causes my mind to be on alert. Anxiety and depression have been old friends of mine for some…

Dear Queen

It’s International Women’s Day today. I hope these words will reach the hearts it’s meant to. (For maximum effect, read this out loud!) Dear Queen, I need you. You inspire me to grow beyond my own expectations. At times you believe in my potential more than I do, and you push me to expect and…