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Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

The poet Maya Angelou has always been close to my heart, especially her poem 'Still I Rise'. It was also the favourite poem of my lovely friend Jemma, who passed away a couple of years ago. It has always been something that has made me feel determined and picked me up whenever I have been… Continue reading Words to Help & Inspire: Maya Angelou’s ‘Still I Rise’

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How I Pull Out of a Motivation Nose Dive

  I’m going to have to admit it – I haven’t been the gym for a couple of weeks and I feel so guilty about it. The guilt though, doesn’t just come from the fact that my muffin top hasn’t reduced and has more to do with the money that comes out each month for… Continue reading How I Pull Out of a Motivation Nose Dive

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Trialling the Pomodoro Technique

Tomato timers at the ready... I struggle with concentration and fatigue quite a bit and much more than your average chipmunk. There are actual proper medical reasons for this, connected with some fascinating thing I have wrong with me, which I won't bore you with. Therefore, the average battle against procrastination, mind wandering, blanks and wondering… Continue reading Trialling the Pomodoro Technique

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A Room of Ones Own

This weekend, my husband and I decided to move about some furniture. Being terminally strapped for cash, our free alternative to redecorating is often a bit of a jiggle about with what we have. Yesterday, we moved the desk that was living in the junk room downstairs to where the fridge was, moved the fridge… Continue reading A Room of Ones Own