• Your Full Self

    By knowing who you are and what you stand for, you come to life’s choices with the most powerful tool of all: your full self.   Susan David PhD.

  • I Don’t Know

    I’m 81 years old and I’ve learned if there’s one gift you can give yourself in life, it’s the freedom and courage to say ‘I don’t know’. Because I’ll let you into a secret – you don’t have to know. You don’t have to know how you feel, or what you want, or if you’re happy or if you’re sad. Life is full of choices and decisions, and there is so much pressure on us to make all the right ones. But what if we don’t? What if we have doubts and misgivings? What if we make mistakes and contradict ourselves?   Alexandra Potter Confessions of a forty-something f**k up…

  • Wild Geese

    You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination,…

  • Life

    Life is a simple matter of eating, sleeping and filling our time as best we can. No one should aspire to be anything more than his or her own self. Dominique Lorean

  • Shit Went Wrong

    The women whom I love and admire for their strength and grace did not get that way because shit worked out. They got that way because shit went wrong and they handled it. They handled it in a thousand different ways on a thousand different days, but they handled it. Those women are my superheroes. Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Parisian Thoughts On Beauty

    True beauty comes from growing into yourself. Women are often led to believe that beauty fades with age – that beauty must go hand in hand with youth. But during my time living in Paris, where my favourite activity was to sit with a coffee and a croissant and watch the world go by. I couldn’t help but notice the stylish women ‘of a certain age’ who strutted along the streets. They turned heads and they knew it. Their power was in their self-acceptance, in their confidence, in feeling great in their own skin. It made me realise that beauty is as much a state of mind as it is…