I had such a weird dream last night: night-time adventures to infinity and beyond

Not many people can probably say they’ve pushed Vin Diesel in a shopping trolley. Although I can; except I haven’t. Confused? That’s dreams in a nutshell.

The loneliness of grief and why I think we need to talk about it

⚠️ Content warning: This article is a discussion around death, dying, loss and bereavement. When we talk about loneliness, we might think about the number of friends we have, or how much time we spend alone. Many people can relate to going days without speaking to a single person; this was almost certainly a realityContinue reading “The loneliness of grief and why I think we need to talk about it”

I wrote a book that talks about grief – so why do I keep on about misogyny? Because it’s all connected

⚠️ Content warning: this article speaks about suicide, and male violence against women and girls (MVAWG), including sexual assault and domestic abuse. It also contains links to research on male supr emacy which references known ‘actors’ in this arena. I don’t know a single person who hasn’t been touched by loss.  I say that confidentlyContinue reading “I wrote a book that talks about grief – so why do I keep on about misogyny? Because it’s all connected”

COVID Dreams

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, people have been reporting that they’re remembering more vivid and disturbing dreams. According to the Lyon Neuroscience Centre’s research, our dream recall is up 35%. So what’s going on? Because many of us are working from home, avoiding the morning commute right now, we might be sleeping in aContinue reading “COVID Dreams”

Let’s Talk Lady Business

Women often face challenges that are difficult to talk about in public because we’ve been trained – and shamed – to keep these conversations to ourself. Saying “I’ve got my period” for example is still taboo, and women and girls are suffering as a result. Research by Plan International UK shows that one in 10Continue reading “Let’s Talk Lady Business”

Women are rising, people are listening – so what happens next?

Women are rising, our voices are being heard – so what happens next?

Spiritual Activism : why love doesn’t mean you have to like someone

What is love anyway? Here’s some food for thought.

Authenticity: Giving Yourself Permission to Be Quiet in a Noisy World

At a recent TEDx conference, Abbie Hutty, an inspiring, self-confessed Space Geek (and engineer involved in the development of the Mars Rover), said the key to being an effective role model is having the confidence to be authentic. That confidence doesn’t mean putting on a show for the sake of it. And that when yourContinue reading “Authenticity: Giving Yourself Permission to Be Quiet in a Noisy World”