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Dear Maia: This might help you, Love from Mummy

“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln I wanted to write a snappy post. Something a person could scroll through between tube stops and smile at. So I embarked on a list of the little – and slightly bigger- lessons I’d most like to spew… Continue reading Dear Maia: This might help you, Love from Mummy

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Dear Reader: There is no rush, you are still young

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time,’ is like saying, ‘I don’t want to.” ― Lao Tzu It is my Birthday soon. *Celebration emoji. This year, I am actually looking forward to it. Or, I am making myself look forward to it, because there is a big part of my brain… Continue reading Dear Reader: There is no rush, you are still young

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National Youth Theatre Creative Leadership Training Part I: Self-Reflection, Identity and Motherhood

I didn’t want to go. I wasn’t feeling myself and the last thing I felt like doing was attending the NYT Creative Leadership Training weekend, which was essentially a giant audition for the role of Course Assistant on the NYT Summer courses/classes. I wasn’t even sure if I wanted the role. I barely wanted the role.… Continue reading National Youth Theatre Creative Leadership Training Part I: Self-Reflection, Identity and Motherhood

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Confessions of a Single Mother: Bedroom Dancing, A State of Flow and Finding Oneself

I am sat outside, on a bench, in the back garden with Maia. The birds are tweeting – a lot -, the sun is happy and I think I hear a lawn mower. One of those glorious picture perfect May mornings. Maia is next to me eating her bran flakes. I am sipping tap water.… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Bedroom Dancing, A State of Flow and Finding Oneself

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Confessions of a Single Mother: Lessons from My Little Social Bumblebee

 “Hello my name is Maia, whats your name?” Maia is now four and a half, and becoming quite the little social bumblebee. (I know the term is social butterfly, but I don’t mean it in that sense.) No, I am referring to my little girl’s daily need to converse with everyone she crosses paths with,… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Lessons from My Little Social Bumblebee

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Sleep Will Come: Anxiety, Insomnia and Doing our Best

“Most of the time the problem is not the problem—the problem is the incredible amount of over-thinking and over-analyzing you’re doing with the problem.  Pause, and breathe, again. “ – Angel Chernoff, Marcandangel.com It seems as though every time I sit down to write, I’ll get so far, read it through and think “Nah, I… Continue reading Sleep Will Come: Anxiety, Insomnia and Doing our Best

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My Top 5 Personal Growth and Creativity Thought Leaders.

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  — Viktor Frankl Personal growth. I am obsessed with it. I cannot get enough of the books, the podcasts, the interviews with thought leaders, creatives, motivational speakers. I… Continue reading My Top 5 Personal Growth and Creativity Thought Leaders.