• Blog

    My Cheesecake Story

    I just have to share a small act of generosity I received on my way home from work two days ago. Anyone who knows me will know that it’s really on my heart to encourage a culture of generosity, and be a resource. Well, I was so encouraged by the hand of generosity from a kind lady in M&S supermarket the other day that I just had to share. If anyone follows me on Instagram, you’ll have noticed I’m calling it my miracle cheesecake! Living in London isn’t cheap, and after many many weeks and months of finding a job, moving home 3 times in a matter of 3 months,…

  • Blog,  BOOKS,  COMMUNITY

    A novel update

    As my fellow writer friends will tell you novel writing can be a lengthy process, and whilst I practically wrote the first draft of my novel in a matter of months, it has taken me almost 3 years to get to a finished edit state. I am so excited to finally be closing the end of my first novel. After many many failed attempts at being disciplined, I have once again found a passion that so far has led me straight to my computer every day. Why so long? Good question. I used to use the excuse of writers block, but truth be told I don’t believe there is such…

  • Blog

    Sow to grow

    I am feeling rather inspired this evening after a packed day of interviews, work, editing and listening. As I prepare for move number seven in a few weeks time, and think about some of the plans I have coming up in the next few months, I am more excited than ever about the fruit of this seasons labour. #sowbabysow Dear Princess, Remember the principle of seed, time and harvest, and how we must sow wisely with our thoughts, words, and actions. Be thinking about what kind of fruit you want to see come from your life, and the kind of person you want to be. Be sure to check it matches up with the…

  • BOOKS

    I got thick skin, and elastic heart

    I had to make a very important phone call this morning, and after being on hold for an hour and a half, I decided to turn my frustration into creativity and found myself reading Dr Caroline Leaf’s book on toxic thoughts. It’s such a good book. I have learnt so much about the way my brain works, and how important it is to be mindful and selective about the thoughts I use. Did you know our thoughts can impact our psychical health? I’ve been aware of the power of thought from a very young age, and how it’s important for me to guard what comes into my mind. I had…

  • COMMUNITY

    Creative and resourceful ways to give

    From a young age I dreamed about the day I would be able to have enough money to redecorate my mum’s house for her, surprise people, and help people where I saw a need. I’m not perfect by any means, and through life I have been challenged in this area in many ways, but as I decide to embrace my imperfection and go after the dream in my heart I am starting in the best way I can think of right now. I am setting myself the challenge to do something (#doSomething) every month to contribute towards organisations that I’d love to be apart of. To find creative and resourceful ways to give, even…

  • Blog,  COMMUNITY,  LIFESTYLE

    Be beautiful and create

    I had such a special day yesterday. It was so much fun to head to the studio, and hear one of my closest friends share some of her music. As I was listening to her music and trying to figure out where I’ve heard one of the songs before. I even found myself thinking she sang it better than then original, I’m sure. As it turns out she is the original!! I was so funny, but such a beautiful moment to hear her create and use what she has to make something beautiful. As I continue on my own journey of creativity, I am truly excited about this new season…

  • Blog,  TRAVEL

    It’s good to take a break

    After months of wanting to take a break from my personal social media page, I have finally did it. It feel so good. I came across the image below and thought it was perfect for tonight’s blog. Too often we can become so caught up in the busyness of life that we forget the importance, or free guilty for taking time out to invest our energy into ourselves, or into other things. What we need to remind ourselves is that taking breaks are healthy. There are many studies that show taking regular breaks from your desk or daily job is an essential component to increase productivity. I love pondering on…

  • Blog

    Growing pains

    Have you ever experienced pain so deep that you had little space to think, or function beyond the prominent feeling of agony? I was recently drawn into a moment of complete wilderness when I lost my job, a relationship ended, and lost my home within a matter of 6 weeks. I really didn’t know what to think, feel or believe, and the woman I knew, the happy, positive and self driven young woman had suddenly found herself in a place of uncomfortable, uncertain, and abandoned. Trying to make sense of it all took a greater amount of time than I expected, and only months after the pinnacle point of pain can I…

  • Blog,  LIFESTYLE

    Dear Princess

    I recently asked myself the question: Knowing what I know now, what would I say to my younger self to help her navigate this latest season of life better?’ Dear Princess, Sometimes life can reflect a storm at sea. When everything seems up in the air, and unclear, or uncomfortably choppy you will be challenged about what your future holds, and what you believe. Make sure you decide early on that you are in it for the win. Remember the win is more than a team, a nice word, or label. It’s an attitude and a mindset to believe in yourself no matter what.  There is a verse in proverbs 21 that says…

  • COMMUNITY,  LIFESTYLE

    Being brave

    I have come to think about this concept of being brave as an act of willingness to look like the fool when the result, or outcome is uncertain.  With a situation in mind, I wanted to take the time to explore with you in my blog, and offer up a suggestion that we must indeed take the time to reach deep into our core, and throw off the debris of life that has gathered upon us over the years, and dare to be fearless once again. There have been many times in growing up where I would attempt to step out and do something radical. To dare to ask the…