On recovery

I recently found out something shocking and validating about my body. I have Lipoedema. Even though you probably never heard of it, (I hadn’t) 11% of women have it. And I am betting about 10% of them have no idea. Growing up, the girls in my family joked/lamented that we’d inherited Faculjak thighs. Large, holding…

Listen to your body, it always knows the truth

Last October, I was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. Nothing too serious but eating dairy causes an immune system reaction in my body so definitely best avoided. I was surprised at the time (and a little bit devastated) as I had milk in my tea and ate yogurt and cheese most days. Surely this couldn’t…

A ski lesson…

We’re in Cervinia, a small Italian village in the Alps bordering Switzerland, with the recognisable Matterhorn in the distance. A perfect family skiing destination. I’d not been skiing for five years, but after day one had found my ski legs return relatively quickly – muscle memory really is quite phenomenal. Fast forward to day five,…

Three reasons to go outside

A Stanford led study finds quatifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression. Here are our reasons for going outside. Connection “Working at home means I can go days without seeing people. I make a point of going out everyday to stay connected to the world. I smile and…

Will your career change ever happen?

Midway through your quest for a new career, you’ve lost heart, run out of ideas and energy, and completely lost your way. How can you regain your direction, self-belief and ingenuity in creating your ideal working life? I know only too well that it can certainly be a long and twisty road to achieve career…

What if it were easy?

Would you do it? Would you step up to the mic and tell EVERYONE your big dream. You know, the one that you don’t tell anyone, because you feel if you said it out aloud it would sound silly, grandiose or bonkers. What would you need from me to help you say it, to tell…

It’s true…

I’m one month in and hurrah I’ve managed not to buy any books and so far no shakes or withdrawal symptoms. You might be wondering why the heck I’d do something like this? Well, somehow I’ve managed to create a home library – not a room – but two full size bookcases overflowing with books…

What is your preferred title?

I recently received a communication that was signed ‘Mx’ from a colleague who had previously signed communications as ‘Mr’. This prompted me to ask some questions and do some research; for me it is not about labelling and compartmentalising, it is about being informed, inclusive and respectful. ‘Mx’ is one of many gender neutral or non-binary…