11 Little Things That Make Me Happy

  At the end of last year, I lost my engagement ring and wedding band. I was already having a pretty rubbish year and this certainly didn’t help.     Of course I was upset but over the years I’ve had a lot of practice at emotionally letting go of things that are out of […]

How To Be Mentally Strong

When I first watched Amy Morin‘s TEDx talk, I felt immense sadness intertwined with joy. Sadness because Amy has lived through unimaginable amounts of grief. Joy because I could resonated with so much of what she said about how we deal with challenges. Finally, I didn’t feel like such a nutter – someone else was saying the […]

Why Healthy Inspo Could Make You Unhealthy

When you think of women’s health and wellness, you might think of those stereotypical images. You know the ones. It’s hard to miss them, especially on social media. Health and wellness (including everything from food to fitness and activewear) all looks identically picture perfect. You might see a perfectly proportioned woman who is perfectly poised […]

A Makeup Artist Reveals: What Ugly Women Look Like

This was also published here on The Huffington Post.    “You’re ugly,” said the little girl as she stared me down in an elevator. “Excuse you,” her mother exclaimed with a mix of horror and embarrassment. The mother began to apologise profusely, to which I simply shrugged and smiled. “That’s ok,” I said as the elevator doors […]