A blast from the past…reflecting on my first publication, gratitude for surviving teen puberty and a calmer life!

Just before leaving for our family holiday, I came across my achievements folder, which included this old 1990 Wycombe High School magazine. I’d kept it as the editor selected my cartoon of the return from a Duke of Edinburgh expedition. Surprised that it had been included, particularly as I’d forgotten to add my name, itContinue reading “A blast from the past…reflecting on my first publication, gratitude for surviving teen puberty and a calmer life!”

Beauty comes from within..

Just watched this video of @TulsiDivine108, about living her life with burns, after a horrific plane accident. It really moved me, but the key message I heard was that she realised that it was others’ judgements on her physical appearance that was a limitation, not herself. I hope this video inspires you today! https://www.instagram.com/tv/BxxByktFmw-/?igshid=ypppalys0olk

A prophetic poem from “A Desert Transformed”: Tracy Williamson’s new 40 day devotional book

I am pleased to feature an extract from Tracy Williamson‘s soon-to-be-released devotional, “A Desert Transformed“, on my blog today. Tracy is one part of MBM ministries with Marilyn Baker. This poem is part of Day 3’s Devotional on the woman at the well with Jesus (John 4:7, 27-28): Please could you give me a drink?Continue reading “A prophetic poem from “A Desert Transformed”: Tracy Williamson’s new 40 day devotional book”

What happens once Mental Health Awareness week is over? #mhaw19

I’d hoped to have published this blog a few days ago, to coincide with the end of #mentalhealthawarenessweek. However, I’ve also been working on a short autobiographical story, which I’ve now submitted, which I needed to complete first. I just wanted to share some helpful resources and activities that have improved my own mental healthContinue reading “What happens once Mental Health Awareness week is over? #mhaw19”

Learning the simple truth that LESS IS MORE!

I’m aware that it’s been 3 months since I last posted, and it felt liberating to finally put pen to paper earlier this week in preparation for a new blog post and metaphorically blow away the cobwebs from my mind! Life has been tough, resulting in me wrestling with unhelpful, self-critical thoughts and doubts aboutContinue reading “Learning the simple truth that LESS IS MORE!”

New Year, New Beginnings

“The Lord is close to the broken hearted; He rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” Psalm 34:18 NLT Bible Someone shared these Bible verses with me at church last Sunday. They spoke powerfully into my life, bringing me great encouragement as I recover from the emotional rollercoaster of the past few years. During the pastContinue reading “New Year, New Beginnings”

How to manage the Christmas Shopping crowds using self -care strategies….in my case: a face mask!

This is my first post for my new blog Natural Beauty Bites, which I’m launching today. It focuses on green skincare and natural wellbeing. It brings together my environmental expertise and love of all things beauty and make up: Naively I recently I booked a facial and massage on Oxford Street on the first SaturdayContinue reading “How to manage the Christmas Shopping crowds using self -care strategies….in my case: a face mask!”