Let's explore what makes us tick and how we present ourselves to the world.
I'm gonna get radical. For a few minutes, lets forget fashion mags, new season trends, mannequins in store windows. That's right - forget them. Lets forget the advice of attentive sales people. Lets forget what we 'should' be wearing at our age. I've curated 12 mantras for the authentically dressed wardrobe-rules rebel...
I listened to an interview with the writer Jon Ronson, who described one of the dangers of social media, and particularly Twitter , as akin to 'sleepwalking into a surveillance society'. He was referring to some of the high profile cases where ill advised tweets have led to trial by the mob. Here are some of my reflections on the issues, pitfalls and benefits of social media, for young and old alike.
Why all bums are equal - yes, even yours!
Being hard on ourselves might be one way of striving towards our best selves. But there are other, gentler ways to encourage ourselves. We can choose how to be in relation to our screw ups. So go ahead, make some misteaks....
International Random Acts of Kindness Week is February 9-15, 2015. Take this week to step out of your normal routine or comfort zone and attempt a new random act of kindness each day of the celebratory week.
Bored stupid with the 'wear red' cliche for Valentine's Day? While there IS something to it, there's a whole rainbow out there.
This quote appeared on social media recently and maybe familiar to many of you. It is new to me although its message is not. The words are so profoundly relevant to the world we live in today that I will repeat them, and then reflect on them from a personal perspective.
How do writing rituals help you show up to write and 5 writing rituals you should know about
This rhetorical question gets to the heart of a choice which most of us face in life, very often . Do we chose to see the positive good in situations and people, or otherwise? Do we view change as threatening and undesirable or welcome it as an opportunity for improvement and growth? Put simply, do we view the glass as half empty, or half full?
I have an interview coming up with photographer and teller of women's tales, Laura Dodsworth, to coincide with the launch of her book. Meanwhile, read on for a sneak preview. I've spent many a happy half hour trying to match my chest to one here!
On the day when The Sun newspaper does not print bare bosoms on page three it seemed appropriate to share this with you. I first wrote it in 2012; Stella Creasy MP just retweeted so you may have seen on Twitter. (@JaneCWoods) It contains a very horrendous, yet telling, account from Clare Short who first raised the issue of offending pictures in a daily newspaper. She was vilified, as you will see. Hope she feels vindicated today.
Tomorrow is January's first new moon of the year and it's a super moon (a time when the moon is closest to the earth and in alignment with the sun) a time of the year some describe as the 'real new year'