DIARY OF A LEAN IN 15 CONVERT

After: 1. almost a year of doing no exercise bar the sporadic (read three) 5km run; 2. three years of being on the (ahem slightly older) side of 30; 3. too much indulgence (mostly Marks and Spencer chocolate covered popcorn and chilli oil covered pizza both of which are my Achilles heel); and 4. a…

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33 FOR 33: IT’S TAKEN ME 33 YEARS TO LEARN…

Today is my 33rd birthday and it got me thinking about the last 20 years and what I wish I’d known at the time. Here are 33 nuggets, one for each year: Sun In is not a good idea. Plucking your eyebrows similarly. There was a mean boy comment about a “monobrow” when I was…

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F FOR EFFORT: SAY YES TO YOURSELF

Effort by its very definition is work. It might be enjoyable work but it is work. Sometimes it’s very easy, maybe so easy that it doesn’t even register. Sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it’s hard work. Sometimes it’s very hard work. Sometimes, whether you’re feeling ill, blue or tired, or if you are having an off…

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21 WAYS TO MAKE MORE OF AN EFFORT IN UNDER 10 MINUTES

Starting in the April just gone and for 12 months I am giving each month theme. This is a word that is going to be my focus for that month. My theme for May is EFFORT. This means, as part of my Happiness Project, I am making a concerted effort to make more of an…

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MAY’S HAPPINESS PROJECT THEME: EFFORT

Saturday afternoon. I, for once recently, had a decent night’s sleep so I was feeling quite fresh and I was thinking about painting my nails. There was no reason for me not to paint them. I had the time, I had an emery board and I had a new nail polish (Essie’s Lounge Lover, if…

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WHY I STARTED BLOGGING & MY HAPPINESS PROJECT

I started a blog in February for two reasons. The first was that I’d just come back from a long weekend in Lisbon and had what I felt were lots of good tips that I wanted to pass onto others (it’s such an overlooked gem of a city; you can read the post here –…

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HELP YOURSELF TO SOME INSPIRATION

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you are hankering after a life epiphany it appears that you could do worse than getting on a bus in the rain. Gretchen Rubin was sitting in a bus one day when she had the sudden realisationΒ when staring out of a window that she was in danger of wasting…

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