It has been four years since I started sharing my mind with you all, and I thank you for following with interest. The book that inspired this blog, is currently being narrated as an audio book, and, I am now offering to work with clients on a one to one basis as a confidante. So here is my updated introduction, and I look forward to speaking with you, if you would like a safe space to share your private matters in confidence. Jules x
When we are faced with adversity, we can let it ruin us, or we can sit with it, sail the stormy rivers, and look forward to dry land..
On Thursday Joe and I will be holding a webinar to discuss some matters close to our hearts. We have called it 'Thriving despite obstacles' although I confess I wanted to call it 'Don't be an a**hole'. Joe is clearly a good influence on me! We will discuss: Black Lives Matter and George Floyd – the emotions that surface and what needs to change Single Parents – taking positive action and why it matters (bigger issues) Humanity – and how lack of is the core of where we need to focus our attention and education – TV Entertainment Abuse – walking in fear, healing and education Homophobia – lack of humanity, walking in fear, healing and education Exclusion groups and safe space amongst peers
I was in a meeting with CEO's of large companies - all male, and some of them expressed that, being torn away from the comradeship, banter, functioning and routine of the workplace was a real challenge for them.
When I say I paid the price I want to be clear from the off, I do not and never have regretted choosing my daughter. Every cuddle, every tear, every moment. The priceless gift of looking after another life... but why do you have to pay the price financially when it would be so easy … Continue reading ‘Flexible Working isn’t an option.’ That’s what my employer confirmed during my maternity. I had to choose, my career or my daughter? I chose my daughter, and paid the price.
Those of you who follow my blog will know that they creep up on me and it's normally a couple of months before I have enough clarity to post. This one is no different, however, I have forced myself to push this out for International Men's Day, and so there may be additions later. I … Continue reading Women Supporting Women and Female Empowerment. What about the men?
We have a lot of high profile talk at the moment about the #housingcrisis and a lot of amazing people trying to solve the issue of high private rents - encouraging the building of more affordable homes to enable people to work, and enjoy a decent standard of living, without being cripled by rising living … Continue reading Mortgages and Housing Crisis
It was 2016. I was just in the process of completing my law degree but I wasn't feeling well. A visit to the Dr resulted in a string of tests that identified that my body wasn't producing enough platelets. What we had to figure out was why? Weeks felt like months as the Dr was … Continue reading Health scare inspired me to fight for work life in sync with school
Once upon a time I cared, a lot, about being judged, about being disapproved of, about being 'beneath' other people, and I was a people pleaser, much to my own detriment. I was so afraid of confrontation that rather than express my concerns I would run, and hide. I never wanted to be seen as … Continue reading The Power of ‘Not Minding’