All tagged Books

Which Imagined Self Am I Buying for Today?

The problem is I fall into the trap time and again - as many of us do I think - of believing that having something or wearing something can magically transform me into the type of person that has that thing or wears that thing.  The advertised “perfect woman”. Everyone’s perfect “I” is different, or in fact you may have many. I lurch from wanting to be “Californian, vegan, yogi woman”, “French, fashion-blogger, digital-guru woman”, “Bisexual, spoken-word artist and Dalston dweller woman” and “Cornwall-living, mother of beautiful, perfect children and photographer woman.” Those are the main ones… there’s thousands of others that happen less frequently.

What is your Story... This is Mine...

Every person you come across is living a completely different life, hearing something deeper or more shallow, seeing something you see from an alternate angle. We are moving stories and we live through these tiny little moments of earlier chapters that have built up to become a powerful wave in our psyches, in our memories, in the way that we digest the world around us. And not just past chapters but present emotions and how tired we are, and how stressed and how happy and how sad. Then we make decisions and it rolls on and on and on.

Moments of Joy: Love Always Wins & All The Books

Joy is hard to find in a week which began with a convicted rapist getting a three-month sentence and ended with tragedy... and that's without everything terrible in-between. It is in moments like this that I turn to books. We should all turn to books, to educate ourselves on experiences we haven't had, to comfort us, to increase our belief in love and the beauty of life.

Moments of Joy Monday: Taking a Me-Me-Break

Good morning, I hope your Monday hasn’t slapped you in the face yet. This will be a regular feature every Monday, outlining the things that have brought me joy that week – books, plays, a lipstick, moments, furniture etc – hoping that they might bring you joy too. This week, it is not hard to list any number of joyful things as I am currently taking what I call a MeMe break in Thailand. I’ve been on a detox and doing yoga and basically just talking to myself for almost two weeks, I find time away from the city and my life every now and again to reset and replenish absolutely necessary for my creativity and life force. (Pause for self-deprecating laugh)