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When Life Takes Over

Hello everyone! I realise I haven’t written anything in a while and I can only apologise. Life just sort of took over! We plan and schedule and then good old life just waltzes in all over everything! Confucius said: “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” Why do we insist on…

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Motherhood – The Biggest Sacrifice

Happy Mother’s Day! Hope all mummies out there were allowed a lie in this morning ;) My latest piece for ‪#‎MothersDay‬ has been published at Huffington Post Motherhood – The Biggest Sacrifice “So with the run up to the ‘big day’, I’ve been thinking about what motherhood really is and to sum it up I came…

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Why We All NEED To Be More Compassionate

What is compassion? “Sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others: the victims should be treated with compassion” Source: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/compassion Literally, compassion means “to suffer together.” Unlike empathy (which it is sometimes confused with), compassion doesn’t stop at taking another person’s perspective into account or just feeling that person’s emotions. You feel compassionate,…

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Hand In Your Weapon! Let’s Make Trees, Not War

Hi everyone! My second piece has been published by the Huffington Post. My first post was published in January. You can find more information on it on the ‘Writing For The Huffington Post’ Page http://accidentallyreflective.com/writing-for-the-huffington-post/ This second piece is different to the first. Not so much about parenting or career choices. It’s about a truly inspiring…