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    All the right words, in all the wrong places

    Can we open our eyes? We talk about being more authentic, our mental health and being able to talk to each other, and the importance of community, but I’ve noticed that we can be just as judgmental about who we share a smile with – especially when the person seems different than our norm. It still feels a little selfish to me… and don’t get me wrong, I’m talking about everyone else. I’m far from perfect here too, but I am challenging myself with this thought too. We are getting better at talking about the things we need to talk about but sometimes too good. I just wonder how many…

  • LIFESTYLE

    What wikipedia can’t tell you about Love

    Hello! I am extremely excited to introduce a new staple blog post right here, every Saturday “What wikipedia can’t tell you about love.” It’s really born out of my own personal journey as I seek to discover and love myself more as a single young professional, and a passion I have to encourage others in reaching their best potential. As soppy as it sounds, I believe love is the fuel to that. More on that in the coming weeks ahead. Today’s post is an my introduction to an idea that love is more than words on a wiki page, it’s way more than the superficial and self obsessed walking definition we can…

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    Mothers Day

    It’s a day we take as a nation to celebrate the mothers, mums, and amazing woman in this world. As I write this on the train, and reflect on how bitter and sweet this day has been (I’ll explain later). It got me thinking… What is a mother? The obvious picture to describe her would be a woman who gives birth to a child. In many cases it becomes her full time job, at least for the first year. It’s 24 hours care. Day in, day out. Of course the difference is the overwhelming love and bond between mother and child that allows the mother to all that she does…

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    A note to you from me…

    It’s good to reflect and consider the person we want to become. For me sometimes that gets muddled up with what I want to achieve, but after taking some time out to reflect and make some bold declarations… I wanted to share with you a statement made by Jim Carrey as he spoke I a ground of graduating college students. I know I often blog about heavy stuff, and I could change that. My books and other pieces of writing don’t generally reflect this. However, I don’t really want to, nor have the time to try be anyone but me. I’m so excited as my desk ask chest of drawers…

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    Tough day, but that’s ok.

    So after a great weekend away, and one very sleepy Monday (hence no blog yesterday). Today, got off to a successful start, and then it seemed to fall a little flat. I’m not sure why, but hey ho that’s ok. I’m learning lots about emotions, and how to handle them. In fact I was speaking to a friend who also had a rough day. She made a very good point, which was we have to remember what we have, and find something to be thankful for. I know that is really good advice, so I thought I’d share a few things I’m thankful to remind myself, and hopefully encourage anyone else…

  • Blog,  LIFESTYLE

    Valentines love

    Hello! Happy eve of Valentines!! I hope this finds you well. Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good chick flick. If you’ve been close enough to read a snippet of my current novel, you’ll know I like to write love stories too. Besides starting a new job, meeting new people, and venturing into a world of new opportunity. I have been given the absolute honour writing for the wonderful stationary designers (Jack, and Lorna) over at E.y.i.love. I asked folks across social media to share their favourite, funniest, most romantic, or biggest fail Valentines story with me. The result was this… Sweet Valentine! I hope you enjoy!…

  • Blog,  LIFESTYLE

    Real talk.

    I just have to take a moment and get real for a second. This is another letter from my heart to my younger self. Dear my younger self, There comes a point in life when realise you are worth so much more than what you settled for. It’s time to get up and take action for we have one life. Trust me darling, it’s better for you to spend this one spreading love and joy, than fighting or falling over the trap of comparison. Choose to give love, than just to take love. For it’s the only real way to receive love back. Take a preference of trying over failing…

  • Blog,  FOOD

    Cheese, broccoli and chorizo pasta dish

    I am late again in giving you this recipe, but as I look forward to making this very meal for dinner this evening, I thought it fitting to share with you all today. You’ll need: 1 chorizo ring 1 bag of whole-wheat pasta 1 tree of broccoli 1 courgette Many sprinkles of your favourite cheese (I choose mature cheddar)  Cut up the chorizo ring into coins, and fry in a large pan with a spot of olive oil (the chorizo will provide an oil that will later coat your pasta, and in my opinion, this finishes the dish off. Boil the broccoli in a pan for 10 minutes, and some whole…

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    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,…

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    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…