That new term feeling | The Deep Work Diaries

So, I’ve decided to try to write a new blog post once a month, when I have my ‘Deep Work’ day (to find out what deep work is check out my past blog post here…). Also, I’ve been feeling quite deep anyways, for a number of reasons. Firstly my little boy Isaac is off toContinue reading “That new term feeling | The Deep Work Diaries”

How to Keep Habits | The Parenting Diaries

I’ve been wondering recently, can I think of a new way to help me to keep my habits? I’ve decided to start by making it public, putting it out there and allowing you, readers, to ask me how I’m doing! I realised that habits were helpful things and also a bit of a lifeline whenContinue reading “How to Keep Habits | The Parenting Diaries”

My Framework for Growth – ‘Who I’m Becoming’.

I’ve been reading a book by Bill Hybels, called, ‘Simplify’. One chapter is about your schedule (or diary). There is a quote which I have really taken to heart: This means that we put in our diary not what is coming at us, but the appointments, meetings and events that will help us become whoContinue reading “My Framework for Growth – ‘Who I’m Becoming’.”

Parenting Diaries: the Quest for ‘Deep Work’…

I just don’t *do* busy. So, I am a mother of Isaac, a delightful seven-month old noisy mini-me with lots of energy, I have my own business, Joy Factory, doing marketing consultation, design and selling my art, I do mental health advocacy, I’m a business mentor, I volunteer at my church…people often ask me howContinue reading “Parenting Diaries: the Quest for ‘Deep Work’…”

Pregnancy and Parenting Diaries…puke, panic, perseverance and prayer.

Here is my story of my pregancy and first six months of parenting. It’s been a rollercoaster. I share this as a record for myself, to be honest about mental health illness and to shine the light on some awesome services. So, I’ve been meaning to write this post for a very long time. PerhapsContinue reading “Pregnancy and Parenting Diaries…puke, panic, perseverance and prayer.”

Two awesome friends’ perspective on ‘invisible illness’.

I was very moved by the blog posts of two dear friends recently. They both blogged on the subject of ‘invisible illnesses’. The first comes from my friend Shoba Chacksfield, who I volunteer with at Mind Charity Shop in Harrow. She is amazing at opening up her walk (and battle) with Anorexia (her invisible illness)Continue reading “Two awesome friends’ perspective on ‘invisible illness’.”

Three different ways to be mindful

What does the National Gallery, Thorpe Park and the sea have in common? Answer? Ways I’ve found to manage my hormone imbalance by being mindful, and fully in the moment I’m in. Did you know that we only spend *six days!* of our life in the present…the rest are scarily spent in the past orContinue reading “Three different ways to be mindful”