Despite the deeply personal nature of this blog I feel compelled to share my experience because I believe the message is important. I was married for 37 years and, just over 8 years ago, I took the painful step of leaving my marriage. I did it because I finally admitted to myself that I deserved better. Over the last 8 years I processed most of my baggage and I recently … [Read more...] about Love and loss happens but don’t be afraid to try again
Most people define courage as the absence of fear yet nothing could be further from the truth. When I was younger, my life was dominated by all kinds of fears which would hold me back in all areas of my life. Not long ago, I wrote a blog called ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway – really?’ I then went on to share the two biggest examples of ‘going for it’ in my life: leaving my marriage of 37 years and leaving my well paid job at the Institute of Directors. These decisions took a long time … [Read more...] about If you want to get rid of fear, here’s how
There’s a general belief that being courageous is the absence of fear. Nothing could be further from the truth. In my younger days, I used to allow fear to hold me back. Since then I worked with a life coach who helped me transform my life. Not long ago I wrote a blog called ‘Feel the fear and do it anyway – really?’ I went on to share the two biggest examples of ‘going for it’ in my life: leaving my marriage of 37 years and leaving my well paid job at the Institute of Directors. In both … [Read more...] about What does it mean to be courageous when we’re older?
I’ve recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Woman’s Hour, The Daily Mail and The Telegraph. It is impossible, in the brief time, to cover more than the absolute minimum. But it left me wishing we’d had more time and print space to examine the things that, in my opinion, are really important: how did I get from feeling as if I were invisible in my marriage to today, where, now well into my sixties, I’m continually attracting loving and supportive relationships, and working as the … [Read more...] about Questions I would have liked to have been asked