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Get your speak on…

I was very kindly 'volunteered' for my May challenge by a colleague, who happened to notice I had a gap in my calendar of events for the month! How helpful! ūüôā¬† It was actually quite good in that I did not have to think up¬†a May challenge¬† myself, however it was also quite a lot… Continue reading Get your speak on…

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For Crying Out Loud…

Maria Alfieri is my 'gal Friday' in the end instead of my planned Wednesday wonder woman, as time has completely run away with me this week for a number of reasons! When you look up the definition of the name Maria,you find it is a name of debated meaning. Some believe it to mean 'sea… Continue reading For Crying Out Loud…

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Wednesday Wonder Women…

  'Sometimes in order to grow, you need that little bit of extra support...' I am already very fortunate, in that I am surrounded by an amazing tribe of strong, supportive and capable women.¬† Some have been there¬†with me for many, many years.¬†¬†They¬†have listened, supported and carried me through some of my worst times in… Continue reading Wednesday Wonder Women…

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Full Disclosure…

I've been so lucky to receive a lot of encouragement and support for my Year of No Fear project so far.¬† So nice to hear people wishing me luck, and at times I feel so unworthy when I hear people using words like 'brave' and 'inspiring'.¬† If anything, I think spending a year in a… Continue reading Full Disclosure…

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Taking Flight…

My March 'flying solo' challenge was predictably eventful, so it's taken me a while to get round to writing about it! This was the first time I've travelled by plane alone, un-medicated and in around 8 years. As I was helpfully reminded so often in the run up to the day, flying is not a… Continue reading Taking Flight…

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Project ‘Year of No Fear’ 2019…

Fear is a broad term for a universal innate human emotion.¬† We have all experienced fear in some form or other.¬† Whether it‚Äôs the basic fight or flight response to immediate physical danger, or a sense of apprehension for fear of experiencing the emotional trauma associated with shame, failure, rejection and judgement.¬† Fear and vulnerability… Continue reading Project ‘Year of No Fear’ 2019…

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Reflecting on Re-invention…

The above picture is taken at the start of 2018, at the annual Edinburgh 'Loony Dook'.¬† Dookers take a jump into the icy cold river Forth on January 1st, in a tradition which i believe started as a hangover cure back in the 1980's!¬† On my part, it was an attempt to 'wash away' the… Continue reading Reflecting on Re-invention…