A Story of Vulnerability

Vulnerability is something that does not come easy to many people. I know this because I have tried to be vulnerable for many many years. From Brene Brown's work we all know that vulnerability enables us to be much more authentic and give more back to those who love and care for us, as well as those who we work with. We also know that being vulnerable is hard. 

Most people have been hurt at some point in their life, and the difficulty to be vulnerable seems to stem from that. It could be...

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Being A Single Parent (PSA To All Parents)

My parents split up when I was 7. My (A MAZE ING) mum managed to raise 4 girls in London by herself. We all managed to work things out in the end, went to university, got married and are doing fine. Of course there are struggles and challenges (that is part and parcel of life) but there are also a lot of highs and moments to enjoy, as well as learning opportunities to benefit from. 

For the last week I was parenting by myself. My husband was away at a course becoming accredited to...

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Q&A July 06, 2019 - Clarity, Parent Child Relationships, Communication

Hey, welcome and peace to you (assalaamu alaykum), 

This post is the Q&A for July 6, 2019. If you have any questions to send please email me at [email protected] and we will do our best to respond. Sometimes we will take a few questions and put them together into one so you might not see your exact question here but you will get the idea of questions. 

Question - I keep hearing people tell “find out what you want and then go get it.” Except it’s so...

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High Five - July 05, 2019

Here is your weekly Friday High Five! I hope you have had an awesome week so far and are looking forward to a great weekend! Here is list of what I’ve been enjoying or pondering on in the last week.

What I’m reading and re-reading — 

Originals by Adam Grant.

Personally recommended to me by Ajit Nawalkha, Co-Founder of MindValley.  It is a book about nonconformists so is a perfect read for me. DId you know my key ring says ‘rebel youth?’

The...

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The Hairbrush

I bought this hair brush in Boots, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow about 25 years ago. At that time it cost me about £6. And it is still here going strong. What does this have to do with you and your ability to flourish and thrive? 

THIS post is about how people often take care of inanimate objects more than they take care of themselves. But with a little attention it is easy to take care of yourself in a way that you are experiencing joy, and feeling fully alive, and engaged with...

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My Teachers - A Baby Girl

(EDIT - I was inspired to write this today as it’s the 15th anniversary of my daughter’s birth and in many ways she was, and still remains, my biggest teacher).

My daughter was my teacher even before she was born. While I was pregnant I learned to be patient, that I couldn’t drink coffee, or have fresh orange juice with fried eggs for breakfast without being sick. 

She also taught me that my hippie desire not to take medication unnecessarily could was right. I had...

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One Day at a Time #1 - Breathe

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No matter how much money you have, no matter how much time you have, no matter how free you feel there will still be times in your life when you are triggered. 

This post is all about how taking a moment to stop and breathe can give you the power to live life one day at a time. 

Whilst the advice is not aimed at people who are struggling with life in a way that may require therapy, counselling, or a support that a post like this cannot provide, it will still be of use when you read...

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