Are you there Isla? It’s me, Jim.

I had a bit of an embarrassing phone call last Tuesday. It was the gym. They called me to check I was ok, and to invite me in for a coffee, to see if they could help me 'get back on track'. I joined in March, signed a year's contract - partly so I didn't …

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Focusing on the positives

So last Monday I got off to such a good start - I was up at six, did a thirty minute workout, had porridge and fruit for breakfast, and even took the dog for a walk before work. I was like a new woman! On Tuesday I had another early start, but this time I …

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Let’s talk about Forever

'I wanna see all my 80s babies with their hands in the air!' shouted Salt, of Salt-n-Pepa, to the Liverpool Echo Arena on Friday night. At least half the audience of the 'I love the 90s' tour threw their arms in the air and cheered. 'We just wanna say sorry,' Salt continued. 'We are so …

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#Strongtober (it’s not a thing)

  I haven't been feeling too hot lately. And that's nothing to do with the weather. By hot, I mean sexy. Twelve months of health problems, a week in hospital and two operations mean I haven't been able to exercise properly for a year (over a year really, my new found diagnoses have explained a …

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Looking for inspiration… September

September, September, where did you disappear to so quickly? It's been a bit of a strange month this one - I was ill for the first couple of weeks, and then I went back to work to a million emails and events, and have hardly stopped, so creatively it's been awful, and I've barely written …

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Looking for inspiration… August

Wow, that's it, summer's over! It's been a good one this year, making new friends, catching up with old ones, ticking two more countries off my bucket list, and making big plans for the future! Summer for me is really May, June and July, August is usually a bit of a boring month - which …

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If you’ve got period pains and you know it, stamp your feet

I've been tested for anaemia, diabetes, and an under-active thyroid. Diagnosed with allergies, IBS, hypochondria, depression. Prescribed pain killers, vitamins, diet plans and the pill. Accused of attention-seeking, laziness, of simply having a low pain threshold. Old ladies offer me seats on public transport. Parents tell me I have no idea what it means to …

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