Stuck At Home? Here’s 5 Things You Can Do For You

If you feel stuck at home during COVID-19 and feel like the walls are closing in, here are a few things that you can do for you: Connect with loved ones Dare I say it, as the anti-phonecall Queen I am, but actually calling your loved ones makes a huge difference. We're being challenging to make use of all methods of non-physical contact and finally use those unlimited minutes on our mobile contracts - note to self. In the few times I've been outside, it's been weird seeing other people but I imagine it's worse for those who are…

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Why it’s okay to create, make and post during Covid-19

We're a few weeks into lockdown, at least in the UK, and social media has become a very busy place. While we're brought to a standstill, there's been some questions around whether it's okay to still create, make and post during Covid-19. We're all responding to it differently - and that's okay. Some brands have jumped straight into creativity, finding new ways to offer courses, talks and events by taking full advantage of online tools. Coaches of all types have urged people to use this time productively, to learn a new language or start on online course. And then…

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Staying Social When Social Distancing

For those of you who maintain an active social life, staying inside away from everybody may be challenging for you. Where before you could visit friends or meet up for dinner, now you're instructed to stay indoors and only venture out for essential shopping or work. So, how do you stay connected during social distancing? Drawing on my own experience with my close friends and support networks, here is what can potentially work well for you: Whatsapp I'm in a few Whatsapp groups with different friendship circles, where the activity has certainly increased during this time. From saying good…


5 Resources You Need When Working From Home

If you do a desk job, chances are you're working from home until further notice. And if this new to you, it's likely you're a little overwhelmed about how you can make it work. Sure, there'll be essential tools such as your company's surver that you'll need to access remotely and that will help you carry out your role effectively. For those of you building a business or a brand, you might be looking for FREE tools available to help you create systems and processes. If you've been wondering if there's a simpler way of doing all of this,…


IWD 2020: Events worth attending

In the spirit of sisterhood, I'm shedding light on all the wonderful events happening across the Midlands for International Women's Day 2020. This is not an exhaustive list and likely to be added to over the next few days. Thank you to the Queens who sent me their details for the purpose of this blog post. #IWD 2020 International Women's Day In Conversation With Your Purpose Saturday 7th March 2020 Click here for more information and to book your ticket. Queens Counsel Sunday 8th March 2020 Click here for more information and to book your ticket. InspireHer presents: Network…


Protect Yourself Online

It's Safer Internet Day today and a perfect time to talk about how you can protect yourself online. This is specifically for those of you who share your personal stories in online spaces. This is especially those who have dealt with a narcissist. Photo by Victoria Heath on Unsplash I was stalked online for months until I found out and blocked them. In my experience, there are a number of people who might trawl across the internet looking for you: Your narcissist exTheir current partnerPeople who don't like youPeople who want to be you. It's a madness, right? Like, why would any…

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World Cancer Day: Save Your Life

Until I became strategic with my planning, I never acknowledged World Cancer Day. I'd barely get through Mother's Day, only to fall apart on the anniversary of my mum's death. Much of my life has seen me rebuilding myself after that devastating loss, but I know I'm not alone in that. According to Cancer Research UK: Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Statistics for the UK, Cancer Research UK. It feels like an epidemic that has touched all of our lives in some way, and we just can't seem to escape it. But I don't want…


Rewrite Your Story

If you've had a challenging few years and feel ready for a change, perhaps it's time to rewrite your story. Whether you're tired of being the victim or the villain, you're the author of your own story and you get to decide how your story ends. Photo by Nong Vang on Unsplash I once had big dreams with no real intention to make them happen. I suffered abuse and mistreatment, believing these people would eventually see my worth and change their ways. If I demonstrated love, loyalty and commitment, I believed it would one day be enough to earn me their love…

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Queens Counsel

Behind every strong woman is a tribe of other strong women who have her back... Queens Counsel is the tribe you've been waiting for! About this Event Celebrating sisterhood, friendship and support, Queens Counsel invites you to become part of a movement on International Women's Day. Brought together by good vibes and a passion for life, we've nurtured a strong and powerful friendship over the last five years. The support we've given each other through divorces, childbirth, job changes, mental health and challenges, has been the very thing that has kept us going so far. We believe every sister…


What I Did: Changed Career

Over a decade ago, I was a Manager in a betting shop. I was 20 and had worked my way up in an industry that wasn't particularly kind to women (or even young women). I enjoyed the customer service aspect but I longed to work in a women's organisation. I'd grown up in domestic violence and had stayed in a refuge, and I really just wanted to be like the children's worker who used to come in twice a week. I scoured the paper for job opportunities but these types of roles were hard to come by. Then one day…


What I’m Writing in 2020

I'm still the writer who hasn't quite yet carved out her niche, you know? And with that comes the freedom of experimenting different genres, exploring a range of styles, tones and audiences through my writing. My old blog was full of content for the aspiring writer, tips on planning blogs and ideas for content. I stepped away from writing about writing because at the time I was studying writing too, and all of that combined just sucked the joy out of it all for me. I've thoroughly enjoyed sharing casual personal essays, if you could call it that, and…


No Dick, Drama or Distractions in 2020

I've thought about it and wrote about it, and I'm certain that the only way to be successful in 2020 is to avoid dick, drama and distractions. Photo by Felicia Buitenwerf on Unsplash Before I wished a Happy New Year to my loved ones, I knew the energy of this new decade would be different. The final months leading up to 2020 had rounded up some harsh lessons. It put a spotlight on the toxic cycles that I couldn't continue with. I accomplished my goals for 2019 but I still experienced unexpected shifts and changes in my life. The disappointment that followed…