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…

5 Reflective Writing Prompts

Have you been staring at the blank pages of your journal or Word document, waiting for inspiration to ooze through your finger tips?  Well, your wait is finally over because I’ve written a five prompts to inspire your writing. I recommend spending as little as 10 minutes on each prompt. Spend longer if you feel…

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…

Book Review: What’s Your Story?

Imagine reading a book that encouraged you to release your inhibitions and write… My book What’s Your Story? does exactly that. I’m thrilled that author Tracy Reid has read and written a review of my book, and it is available over at her website. But here’s a snippet: “I have been really enjoying my writing…

You need to hear this!

If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that I am passionate about a little more than writing. While blogging and writing certainly enables me to explore these topics further, I’ve been itching for an alternative ways of sharing my thoughts and experiences. I’ve been a guest on radio shows, including BBC WM…

Do you underestimate yourself?

Have you ever set a goal, reach that goal and then realised you weren’t dreaming big enough?  That was me when I wrote my first book. It was something I always wanted to do, but I didn’t know I’d actually do it. I massively underestimated myself, I didn’t know then what I was capable of….

Ladies, can we really have it all?

We wear so many hats as women, but can we really have it all? I think we can, but maybe not all at once. If you read my About Me page, you will see that I’m a mum to two girls and much of what I do is geared towards creating a legacy for them….

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…

Are you sorry about your growth?

I’m not sorry. Have you been on your self-development journey, finally stepping into your greatness and standing up for yourself? But that growth has begun to bring out the insecurities of those who don’t mean you well? I have been actively pursuing my greatness in the last four years, working hard to overcome and live…

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…

BOOK LAUNCH: What’s Your Story?

Award-winning author and Writing Coach Annika Spalding celebrates the release of her SIXTH book – and you’re invited to the launch! About the book: What’s Your Story? is a book of writing workshops, prompts and guidance designed to fuel your creativity. If you’ve been thinking about writing but lack confidence or direction, this book will…