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Why I Started a Mens’ Group

Why I Started a Mens’ Group

I could start this post telling you about male suicide statistics, which are higher than ever, and rising. I could talk about mental health awareness week, and how men struggle to express their feelings. Those are facts - and we have all heard those before. We hear...

Intimacy under lockdown

Intimacy under lockdown

With almost 5 weeks in lock down so far, we are spending more time with each other than ever. And while many are loving it, for some, it's really not been that much fun. Pre - lockdown, if you had relationship issues, they were easily hidden. Hidden either behind...

How to boss your phone and get productive again

How to boss your phone and get productive again

J.K. Rowling's early writing ritual is a productivity legend. Every morning, she would take her seat in an Edinburgh cafe, settle her baby daughter down to sleep and put her ideas to paper. She was an unknown, unpublished writer with a dream. The year was 1995, before...

Are you ready to be part of the solution?

Are you ready to be part of the solution?

Yesterday I saw something on Facebook, that tipped the balance on writing this post for me. There is a lot of going on on the internet and in the media right now, following Caroline Flack taking her own life. What happened was tragic, and unnecessary, and shouldn't...

The Lost Art of Conversation

The Lost Art of Conversation

I want you to think back to your last social situation. Last conversation. Chances are you won't remember much, as most conversations in those scenarios are fairly superficial. We ask each other how we are, we all say "I'm fine" and we move on. But are we all fine and...

A love letter to my Babcia

A love letter to my Babcia

February 14th. The day we celebrate love. Not just romantic love. For me it's a day of remembrance. This day marks the day my sweet grandma left this world, and I cannot even get my head around the fact it's been 19 years. I still see her in my minds' eye with her...

FAT SHAME, FIT SHAME, ALL LAME

FAT SHAME, FIT SHAME, ALL LAME

This blog post is about judgement. And yes, I'm venting. I'll tell you why. I recently signed up to a mailing list for one these "anti diet, celebrate obesity" type of groups. I saw a post on Instagram, and was curious to see what the point of this movement was. The...

THE UNRAVELING – a story of a Midlife Opportunity

THE UNRAVELING – a story of a Midlife Opportunity

Today I'm going to tell you a story. The story that leads to the launch of this website, and the WHY behind it. I hope that what you are about to read, will resonate with you in some away, especially if you are a woman standing at Midlife's door. This blog post was...

THE UNRAVELING – a male perspective

THE UNRAVELING – a male perspective

So...this was a challenge. Maria just handed me her 5000 word blog post (which you should definitely read before reading this) and sweetly said “Honey, can I have the male perspective on this?” So, here is my side of the story, in a few less words! It all really...

15 lessons about diet & exercise

15 lessons about diet & exercise

This post follows on from my body transformation blog post ( since it was getting rather long). The lessons are from a journey I started almost 8 years ago now - and it never really ends! 1. Losing weight in isolation ... will rarely make you happy, at least not in...

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