Summer 2021

It's been a while and last time I touched base it was the end of Winter, Spring and so much was ahead. Anyone who follows me on social media will know I mentioned I'd a labrum tear under investigation...well this week I saw my Consultant and while I do have a labrum tear in my…

Winter – 2021

I feel as if I'm finally coming to terms more with the new me, and the pandemic. I've started to adapt my life and live better. My therapist and I both highlighted that I'm living a more 'value' driven life and less of a 'goal' driven one.For a goodly while I felt I had to…

December – Hello again

I feel like I fell apart. I couldn't cope with anything, my head too full, clouded, my heart heavy, body tired - and yet I felt I was doing okay.In truth I wasn't being truthful to myself. I was falling apart slowly but couldn't see it. Asking for help is the hardest and the best…

July – Experience

Strength isn't about how much you can handle before you break. It's about how much you can endure after you've been broken. There are some points in the year which I find so so hard...August for my sisters birthday, December for the anniversary of losing her, March for nearly losing Dad, October for my birthday…

June – Earth

An extract from my Nation Trust Magazine... In these uncertain timesWe know you might feel unsure...But flowers still grow, birds still singAnd waves still sweep the shore.And with the risingAnd setting of the sun,Nature reminds us allThat brighter days will come. Slowly, slowly things are changing...life is moulding new normals again and as the month…

May 2020 – Effect

This poem is by Morgan Harper Nichols and feels quite apt:When you start to feel like things should have been better this year, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren't in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. You…

April – Rally

Hello, how are you? No doubt the answer is "Oh Emma, I'm fine", "Getting there", "Keeping busy"…insert smile. But are you…really…I'm not…and you don't have to pretend to be. Some days I feel like I've got it all together, I've completed tasks and done what I set out to…but then there's the rest of the…

March 2020 – Revise

Knowing where to begin feels hard when, even on the last day, we have no idea how the month will end. Life is now dramatically different for us all, it feels scary, frustrating, uncertain, disordered…I read a quote recently that said'You can't change your situation, the only thing you can change is how you choose…

February 2020 – Restore

You're beautiful because you know your own darkness and still, that alone doesn't stop you from finding your own light - R.M. Drake Ahhh the month of luuuurve! Self love at this time of year however is often forgotten, you won't find a card to celebrate it...but really the key to being able to give…

January 2020 – Review

Like a wild flower she spent her days allowing herself to grow, not many knew of her struggle, but eventually all knew of her light - Nikki Rowe January is a funny old month…the start of a New Year and so resolutions are made, new fitness and health goals set out and we look to…