The gift to myself of a clean slate for my mum-in-law

I’ve known my husband for 31 years this month and by association, I’ve known his mother, Elma. Over those three decades our relationship has been interesting; we are both strong-willed women and at times we’ve clashed head-on whilst in times of crisis we’ve supported each other un-conditionally. when John and I took the decision toContinue reading “The gift to myself of a clean slate for my mum-in-law”

Let’s talk about…our bodies

  Really?  Talk about our bodies?  In a public space where other people might be listening? It’s one of those topics that so many women find difficult.  My earliest memories of talking about my body feel embarrassing and uncomfortable.  Hushed tones, fast spoken questions like “is it meant to hurt when I touch my boobs?”Continue reading “Let’s talk about…our bodies”

Give the gift of saying “Thank You”

“Really? What this old thing?” “You’re joking, this makes my bum look enormous!” “That’s sweet of you to say; when did you last get your eyes tested?”…… Sound familiar?  What is it that makes it so hard to accept a compliment at face-value and respond with “Thank you”?  What is the force that prevents soContinue reading “Give the gift of saying “Thank You””

You are allowed to be you

I loved Toyah as a teenager; I still do.  Her hair (of course) and make-up, but also her power, her self-confidence, her rebel-quality.  I looked up to her and emulated her style with more and more outrageous hair-cuts and colours that resulted in the inevitable suspensions from my posh school for young-ladies.  Result! Toyah showedContinue reading “You are allowed to be you”

Choose to play

My morning has been full-on today!  Starting as always catching up with friends on Twitter which was promptly followed by two client sessions and a trip to the shops before my next client at 11.15.  It could seem overwhelming – but I still choose time for play.  Time to play with a ball (inside today) with Mischka, theContinue reading “Choose to play”