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THE REBELLIOUS TEEN IN ME

I’ve previously mentioned how shy I was as a kid. However, when it came to my latter teen years, which tied in with the time when I started my A-Levels, I started to spread my wings and push a few boundaries. It was nothing too sinister, just that I wanted to go to an...

THE DIDGERIDOO ORIGIN STORY

My Didgeridoo has a special place in my heart. Not only because it’s an unusual instrument, which I can actually play, but because it reminds me of the time I went around the world in 188 days. I was nearing thirty, just had my heart torn in two and was needing a much...

MY DANCE WITH DEPRESSION

I’ve written about this period of my life before - on Huffington Post - but I felt I should revisit it. I have helped friends through periods of depression and I never thought it would happen to me. Even though I never judged those friends and I always supported them...

THE TIME I SHARED A TOILET WITH RENE RUSSO

I don’t necessarily think that this is on anyone’s bucket list. It’s not exactly something that you aspire to - to share a toilet with someone, be it Rene Russo or not. So let me set the scene. It was 2006 and I was on the last leg of my round the world back-packing...

MY GRANDAD AND OTHER (POSSIBLE) RELATIVES

My Grandad was such an amazing man. He was loving, caring and I believe, a major influence on why our family has such amazing dynamics. My Nan and Grandad were almost like a second set of parents to me and my brother. We spent holidays with them, going for trips in...

MY NEAR TRAGIC END

I believe I’m quite a confident person. However, I’ve never always been like that. The fact that both my parents were beyond shocked when I announced I wanted to be an actress indicates that acting was the least likely path they would have thought I’d choose. As a...

THE JAGERMEISTER STORY

This is a story about a bottle of Jagermeister. For those of you who don’t know, Jager (pronounced yay-ger) is a herbal liquor and is mostly known for being an end of the party shot that obliterates any memory of what has previously occurred. Now, I have had many...

MY LOVE/ HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH CREATIVITY

Does the title seem weird to you? When I was getting inspiration for this article, I thought it seemed an odd concept to have a love hate relationship with creativity. What does that actually mean? Since my last article, I have been considering what it means to...

THE DANGERS OF LABELS

Labels - who needs them? Many of us it seems. It helps us, and others, identify where we all fit - because we NEED to know that. We need to know our place in this world. We also need to know that we matter somehow. However, I have found that giving myself a label, as...

FINDING YOUR ‘THING’

I’ve always been fascinated by finding my thing. Not necessarily the thing I’m meant to do with my life, because I believe we don’t have ‘one true calling’. It is ever evolving as you test and experiment either your business, your career, or the way in which you live...

LAZY VS EFFICIENT

I’ve had a notion in my head over the last few years that perhaps I’m lazy. That I really don’t want to hustle my way to success and leave the rest of my life in my wake, but that I want to live a more balanced life and get by with the bare minimum of effort. I’ve...

THE NTH DEGREE OF PROCRASTINATION

I feel I am quite disciplined, but that doesn't mean I don't suffer from procrastination. This article is a perfect example - I have left it to the last minute to write this - the actual morning I publish (well some was written the night before, in bed, on my iPad -...

STOP BEING A VICTIM AND TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE

Yes, that title could be a ‘trigger’ for some. I’m not sitting here writing that title in a bullying manner. In actual fact, like many of my articles it’s kind of aimed at myself as a reminder. A reminder of how powerful I am. That I have choices, that deep down I...

MY DATE WITH JEN SINCERO

This weekend I had the incredible opportunity of meeting with Jen Sincero. It was a small intimate gathering of about 30 people where we ate a fabulous lunch and Jen spoke to us about her new book ‘You are a Badass at Making Money’. I thought it quite appropriate that...

WHAT IS YOUR TRUE CALLING?

One of the biggest questions we ask ourselves is ‘are we here for a reason?’. This question is one that I can guarantee you have asked yourself at some point. Perhaps you twist yourself in knots trying to figure out the answer and you may feel like you have evidence...