My Mum didn’t think I was good enough

My Mum didn’t think I was good enough

As a child, I was convinced I wasn’t good enough. That was why, in my head, my Mum loved my sister and brother more than me. That made sense because she could see I wasn’t good enough. I held back a big part of myself in relationships and friendships because I didn’t...
Did you get told off for doing this at school?

Did you get told off for doing this at school?

Did you love daydreaming as a child?   Did you get so lost in this world that your mum/dad/teacher would tell you off and impatiently call you back into the real world?   When did you lose the art of daydreaming about your desires?   Was it growing up and realizing...
Chasing the day or leading it?

Chasing the day or leading it?

How do you start your day? With a cup of coffee? Scroll through Facebook? Do household chores? Does this energise you to work through your To-do list? Or do you drag yourself to your desk dreading whatever is going to be thrown at you that day? There is another way to...
I hated my new house

I hated my new house

When I moved to a new town back in 2000, I hated it. I didn’t like the house, I didn’t like my husband going off to work and leaving me with 3 young children, and I didn’t like not having any friends. All I wanted was to get back to my old lovely life in London...
I got stuck at this income

I got stuck at this income

When I worked at Time life books, back in the late 80s and 90s, I reached the giddy height of being a senior product manager. My salary was £25k. That number stuck in my head for a very long time. It became the income glass ceiling I had innocently set for myself. I...