According to whom?

I watch with my head in my hands when the adverts come on the television.  The cause of this despair is quite simple really, it’s the idea that women are failing if they don’t “match up” to the perfection that is personified in stick-thin, teen-age models with “perfect” lifestyles and the skin, hair and figureContinue reading “According to whom?”

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”