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.
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’
Supporting Single Mums Fighting for Family and Financial Freedom
Encouraging confidence with advising availability. Ultimately looking to assist wellbeing and encourage modern thinking
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
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder - Stop the train
This Blog talks about discrimination towards tenants in receipt of housing benefit or with pets.