Writing

What Elizabeth Wurtzel Taught Me as a Troubled Twenty-Something

Reading about Elizabeth Wurtzel’s death yesterday (7th Jan 2020) was like a kick in my guts. Long time literary hero of mine, Wurtzel was a rank outsider. Telling it like it was in an era where everyone swept their feelings under the carpet. I read Prozac Nation, Bitch and More, Now, Again back to back […]

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intention setting for 2020
Mental Health

Intention Setting for 2020 and the New Decade

According to the many experts in all-things-a-bit-woo, intention setting is absolutely vital to success and achieving goals. Without committing to the intent, we’re a lot more likely to fail.

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last minute Christmas gift ideas
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Last Minute Christmas Gift Ideas

I’m usually one of those annoyingly smug people who has all their Xmas gifts wrapped by the 1st December. As an avid charity shop buyer, I usually pick up pressies all year round and stash them. But distractions have well and truly got in the way recently, hence this list. Truth be told, it’s more […]

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kids are resilient
Mental Health

Is “Kids are Resilient” the Biggest Lie Parents are Sold?

My first inkling of the “kids are resilient” myth came from my own mother, when I was 23 years old. I was travelling in Asia and took a phone call about my half brother who had been sectioned. He was a classic case of a drug addict who started young. Smoked his first spliff at […]

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sugar and teeth
Food: Paleo Recipes and Gut Health

Sugar and Teeth: Just One of the Devastating Consequences of a Neglectful Childhood

Having joked many times in the past that I grew up on a diet of sugar and neglect, I didn’t think writing this piece would evoke such emotion. Yet here we are. They say toothache is the next worse pain to childbirth and now I’ve experienced both, I’m inclined to agree. The photo below is […]

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