I Am Not 25!!

It didn’t quite seem to matter how many times I corrected him, how many times I stated the age I was turning – 46 – he insisted on joking that I was (wink-wink, nudge-nudge) turning twenty-five! He seemed somewhat more concerned than I that I was, as a woman, owning...

Two Many Fears

I’ve often heard the term “fear of failure” bandied about. I understand that. The desire to not fall flat on your face when attempting something new or important. It can be crippling. It can stagnate any potential growth, and cauterise opportunities before they even...

The Words We Speak

Mental Health Week We’ve all heard it, or maybe even said it ourselves before. Something along the lines of – “I’m so OCD” because you like the lounge kept tidy. Or, “you know, I’m just a bit ADD”. Um, sorry, I’m not entirely sure someone can be “just a bit” ADD. In...

18 Years!

Knowing something and being willing to act upon that something are two very different things. For many years I was aware, (if I were to be truly honest with myself, which I wasn’t!), that there was a problem. I knew there was an issue; I knew I had an issue. But I...

Hearst Castle – dreams come true!

Hearst Castle For nearly thirty years, I have dreamed of visiting Hearst Castle halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, in San Simeon, California. The castle is dedicated to the legacy of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst. As the bus starts it’s five...