Posts Tagged ‘confidence’

What I Learned From The 22 Day Press Ups Challenge

I recently completed the 22 press ups for 22 days challenge – you’ve probably seen the challenge doing the rounds on Facebook. The concept behind the challenge is to raise awareness of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst combat veterans – tragically in the US 22 veterans take their lives every day. PTSD doesn’t only affect people […] Read more…

Intoxicated By Possibility

Possibility. What does that word mean to you? To me, it means promise, positive prospects, opportunities. But not too many years ago it had more of a negative connotation for me – having to make decisions, stick my head over the parapet, take a risk. It has taken significant life events including Hugo’s death to […] Read more…

What Does Being Happy Mean, Anyway?

Happy. What does that word actually mean? It’s a word we hear all the time – whether it’s Pharrell belting out his hit, or contemplations about what we can do to be happy, attain a state of happiness. Happiness. It is a concept we all strive for. And that’s fair enough; who wants to spend […] Read more…

Being a Tall Poppy, and the Heroine of My Life

“Life-threatening is the ultimate in empowering”, I¬†have heard. It certainly worked for me. Growing up,¬†teachers observed my¬†lack of self-confidence and recorded¬†their thoughts¬†in my school reports.¬†The reports¬†included words to the effect of “Leigh is bright, works hard, and produces consistently good work. I wish she would put herself forward more, come out of her shell.” I’m […] Read more…

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