“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.
5 Things that made me smile this week: 1.) MUM IT’S RALPH LAUREN Cousin Robert came for lunch the other day and – like every year prior to this one – brought a big bag of Christmas joy. For Maia, this beautiful Ralph Lauren dress. I squealed a little when I saw it – it’s… Continue reading This Week’s 5 Things
“Life is an awful, ugly place to not have a best friend.” ― Sarah Dessen, Someone Like You Just when I thought Christmas was just about done; Aimy, Beth and Ems come over and correct me. I was spoilt once again with some lovely little surprises, including a You are my sunshine mug – the song… Continue reading This Week’s 5 Things
“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” ― Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching I went in to Cancer Research to donate some clothes and left with these: TAO TE CHING This book came up in an interview I was watching with Oprah and Dr… Continue reading For the Love of Charity Shops: This Week’s 5 books
“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” – Jean Anouilh So here is a list of my favourites – of all Maia’s presents. Maia’s actual favourite presents were simply not all that photogenic. – They were her little plastic Shopkins toys (not the kind of crap I’d want to showcase), her doctors set (which… Continue reading Maia’s 5 Favourite Presents
“The soul is healed by being with children.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky Funny things my daughter said this week: Dad walks out of the bathroom, towel wrapped around his waist: “Look! Grandad’s got boobies!..” It’s Tuesday night, we’re sat snuggled up on the sofa, I’m tickling Maia, she’s giggling, then out of no-where, in between giggles:… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Things My Daughter Said This Week
“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” – Thich Nhat Hanh 5 things that made me smile this week: CHRISTMAS AT HAPPY HOUSE The past two weeks have been Christmas sessions at Happy House so we’re encouraged – mummies and toddlers- to… Continue reading This Week’s 5 Things