Courage, dear heart

Courage, dear heart

Every morning I wake up feeling incredulous. This is the kind of thing happens to other people, in other countries; I’m stumped by my own hubris. The footage of a deserted Wuhan and news that the virus was spreading was unsettling but I assumed that my little...
The Virus

The Virus

This week I had planned to publish my usual content around mental health but in the context of the Coronavirus pandemic, it feels inappropriate. Like millions of us, I’m constantly washing my hands and keeping the house scrupulously clean while listening to the...
Awakening

Awakening

I’m currently trying to make positive choices, like doing my best to get up early and meditate every day, keeping my house tidier and curtailing my scrolling time. I frequently fail but setting small goals can accumulate and bring about a more significant...
Still Dry

Still Dry

Last January I decided to give up alcohol for good. I’ve written about this subject a couple of times here on the blog and I realised I’m due an update. It was a difficult choice that I’d put off for years, but it had finally become clear that if I...
Enough

Enough

Most of the time I do a pretty good job of appearing confident; I put on a convincing veneer of self-assurance but, for as long as I can remember, I’ve felt that I am not quite good enough. According to my own unachievable standards, I’m not successful...
Winter Remedies

Winter Remedies

In my fashion journalist days, I would start the new year with a post on the best buys in the January sales. When I wrote about retail I would often feel dispirited because I felt that my work wasn’t meaningful. It would be more lucrative to write about...

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