Growing pains

Growing pains

When we are babies in the womb, we start off with plenty of room to grow, but as we get bigger, we become more and more cramped with every passing day. We adapt to this very easily, curling our soft, flexible body up into a tight ball, not knowing that being stretched...
Don’t feed the fear gremlins

Don’t feed the fear gremlins

Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as saying “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” What a powerful, motivating statement this is!...
Breakdown or breakthrough?  YOU decide!

Breakdown or breakthrough? YOU decide!

This is part of a series of blog posts in which I share 13 of the (many!) lessons I learned when I fell apart and put myself back together again.  The post starts here When I finished my teaching degree in 2001 after 4 challenging years, I returned to the Rhondda...
13 lessons I learned from falling apart

13 lessons I learned from falling apart

From my early 20’s, I seemed to court drama and disaster in my life.  It wasn’t all bad, there were some wonderful moments, but there always seemed to be darkness on the horizon.   I drank FAR too much, using alcohol as my hiding place from myself, and,...
Find the WHY, make the change

Find the WHY, make the change

When I had a new laptop at Christmas, I hated it.  I couldn’t get used to the position of the keys, I found typing really difficult on it.  I used it reluctantly, occasionally, until the battery in my old faithful stopped retaining any charge, rendering it...
1000 days and counting

1000 days and counting

1000 days. Today is 1000 days since I stopped drinking and smoking I had smoked, with a few short breaks, since I was 17, and been a ‘problem drinker’ wiht pregnancy breaks since I was 20. 1000 days ago, I had no idea if 7 days would be possible. The idea...
What is your soul calling you to do?

What is your soul calling you to do?

I was watching a talk by Vishen Lakhiani of MindValley a few nights ago. It was a very uplifting and inspirational video, but one question he asked the viewer to consider really impacted on me. “What would you do if you knew you would succeed, and had a decade...
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