• How Should A Woman Live Her Life?

    How should a woman live her life? Survive to the age of 70, fearfully, being as everyone else instructs her to be? Or play the heroine, passionately, in the knowledge that trying and failing need not equal defeat?   Helen McCrory

  • There’s a Hole in my Sidewalk

      One I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost . . . I am helpless. It isn’t my fault . . . It takes forever to find a way out.  Two I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in this same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.  Three I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I…

  • Zoe Asks – Amanda Berry

     I asked “What top tip would you give to women, wanting to become the best version of themselves?”  “The only person who can hold you back from achieving your ambitions is you, so please live your life by my favourite mantra: ‘Believe and achieve, doubt and live without’. Realise that work-wise you won’t start out where you want to end up; every step of your career journey will help discover your talents, strengths, passions and ambitions. Take every opportunity – you never know where things might lead. Embrace your feminine side, we don’t think like men (we are so much wiser) so don’t feel you need to behave like a…

  • There’s A Hole In My Sidewalk

    One I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I fall in. I am lost . . . I am helpless. It isn’t my fault . . . It takes forever to find a way out.  Two I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend I don’t see it. I fall in again. I can’t believe I am in this same place. But it isn’t my fault. It still takes a long time to get out.  Three I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I see it there. I still…

  • The River Crossing

    Two monks were walking along the banks of a river. They saw a young woman who was afraid to cross. Although the monks had taken vows never to touch a woman, the older monk picked her up and carried her to the other side of the river. The younger monk was angry about it all day. The two didn’t speak until sunset, when they were allowed to break their vow of silence. Then the angry younger monk accused the older monk of polluting not only himself but also the whole order. The older monk simply answered, “I put the woman down on the other side of the river early this…

  • The 5-4-3-2-1 Technique

    If you’re feeling anxious or worried, bring your attention back to the present moment with this simple grounding exercise. Notice the following around you:    5 things you can see  4 things you can feel  3 things you can hear  2 things you can smell    1 things you can taste   Love Zoe x

  • Beauty Advice… Audrey Hepburn Style

    A favourite poem of Audrey’s, and one she often read to her children. “For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you’ll never walk alone. People even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed: never throw out anyone. Remember, if you need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older, you will discover that you have…