“Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”Read More
It doesn’t sound like much, but it means that the little things are starting to feel like little things again. It means I can manage my days in more than minute by minute chunks. It means things are getting better.Read More
“Your self worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” (I’m pretty sure Beyonce said that. And she is the queen of confidence.)Read More
I have stumbled across a few posts in a few different places lately, all with a similar theme – easy love isn’t real love. I let it go after the first but after the third, I couldn’t stop thinking about it and I disagree.Read More
The transition from structureless, easy, fun days, to being told what to do constantly, forced to sit quietly and still for extended periods and attempt things far outside of his comfort zone, didn’t come naturally to my little free spirit.Read More
I was out at a cafe a little over a year and a half ago, and a lady stopped out of the blue to tell me that she thought I had a beautiful smile. I remember it like it was yesterday.
That morning, I had been reluctant to leave the house.Read More
Somewhere along the way, I’ve fallen off the ‘let life happen/everything will work out exactly the way it’s meant to’ wagon.Read More
Everyone behaves based on their life experiences up until that point, what they’ve been taught, what they’ve been through, what they know and something happens when you make the effort to see things from other people’s perspective.Read More
I’m an emotional writer. That means that no matter what I have planned, it’s my feelings that come out when I sit down to write.Read More
Great news is, if I ever wanted to get into the con man business, now would be the time.Read More
Let’s stop excusing bad, hateful, bullying behaviour with “everyone is entitled to their opinion”.Read More
I need this printed, on the biggest piece of paper there is, and stuck to my fridge. (And in my bathroom, and above my bedside table, and as I leave the house……)Read More
The list.Read More
Trying to fit here where I don’t has left me feeling broken. In tears too often, wondering what is wrong with me. I come away from encounters feeling drained. Uneasy.Read More
It’s been a while huh. Almost 4 years since I left your city? Even longer since we said goodbye.Read More
Then one day, suddenly, I’ve woken up to find that I’m not just taking one breath at a time anymore, I’m breathing without having to force it.Read More
Today I don’t want to.
My spark is missing.Read More
She is an incredible reminder that we only live once, that carrying around anger and resentment and focussing on other peoples why’s or approval will never bring happiness.Read More
I had another baby and somehow accidentally left the magical period of life where you can eat all the delicious things and never have to think twice about where it’s going to end up.Read More
We are about 12,000 times busier than we were before, the washing baskets are always over flowing and leaving the house with anything less than half the houseful packed up in the car is not a possibility, but we’re so full of love I could almost burst.Read More
Sometimes, letting go of something that is making you miserable or angry or anxious doesn’t require a list, or a plan or a wallow session, sometimes you’ve just gotta give yourself a stern word and tell yourself “enough”.Read More
It’s Thursday, List Day! A day dedicated to one of the main loves of my life. Lists!
In honour of my one of my favourite quotes ever, here is this weeks list –Read More
Here I was starting out and I was already doing it wrong! I didn’t have a niche – I wasn’t writing about fashion, or the latest bachelor, I didn’t have expert advice on how to anything. I read those blogs – I follow hundreds, and I love them so much, but what I had written was my story, my life, my feelings, my experiences.Read More
I know the power that a negative inner voice can have and I want so desperately for his inner voices to be so loudly positive that he has no choice but to keep going because he believes so strongly in the amazing little being that he is.Read More
It’s Thursday, List Day! A day dedicated to one of the main loves of my life. Lists.
In a world where all our responsibilities were taken care of and I really could spend the million dollars as frivolously as humanly possible, HERE is the list of things I would irresponsibly spend a million dollars on.Read More
He had a difficult life. He saw things that he should never have seen, he went through things he should never have gone through and he felt things he should never have had to feel.Read More
I know what you’re thinking. “But Dee. This doesn’t really seem to fit with your whole ‘life, lessons, love’ theme.” Hear me out though.Read More
You know the one.
The girl with the hair that’s just a little bit shinier, the legs that are just a little bit more shapely, or the one with her life just that little bit more in order, her house just a little bit more fancy, or her career just that little bit further along and you kind of hate her.Read More
Setting goals is so important. Ambition and drive are qualities to be proud of. Unpacking and living in the “whats next will bring me happiness” mindset is where we sometimes get lost. I know I did.Read More
To the ‘not so close’ friends that bring little rays of sunshine to our lives, each in their own special way.Read More
We shouldn’t striving for happiness 100% of the time, we should be striving for wholeness.Read More
What a ridiculous way to live! It’s making me crazy. I’m walking around with an umbrella up and waiting for it to rain.Read More
Our brains are hardwired to keep us in our comfort zones. It’s an evolutionary leftover from the ages where we needed to operate within the “known” to avoid becoming the breakfast of something with bigger teeth than us.Read More
Sometimes you’re not very good at fighting in your own corner.Read More
I am more than a flat tummy and unflappy arms…Read More