My tongue in cheek pic following Rishi's Proud Moment Pose! I was pretty furious after the Chancellor's Spring Statement last month, and it turns out I am not alone! I had a little rant, embedded below, but little did I realise how much news coverage this statement, and our leaders complete disconnection to what it … Continue reading The Chancellor, The Cost of Living Crisis, Benefits and Bias..
We live in a Country, where you should feel safe to walk the street at night, where you should not be vulnerable because of your age, sex, race, sexuality or religion, we live in a Country where our basic needs should be not be a lifetime of struggle to achieve, and we live in a Country where I hear all too often, that men do not know where they stand...
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
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?
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’
Why are half of the UK living in relative poverty? Why have wages not increased with inflation? Why are employers putting profits before people. Why are Parliament putting Property before People? Why do employers wait for leadership and profit at the expense of their employees. Why, why, why.
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There are several affirmations that people are not ignoring you - they are busy and that you should get busy too, and whilst they mean well, and come from a place of some truth, it was one of the most offensive ways of trying to help people who are feeling ignored, lonely, and that their friends and family are failing them. There is a truth to people being busy, but I would prefer to use the term ‘distracted’...
'It doesn't pay to work'. This is something I have heard for many years and the words have caused me great discomfort. It is often perceived that living on benefits is a comfy lifestyle option, and with great analysis I have reached my own conclusion, which of course I am sharing as we all know … Continue reading Working for Poverty & Self-Employment