Coping With Bad News…The Second Time Around.

“It is bad news. But we just have to get on and deal with it.” Last week I got the news that my family and I dreaded. A complete match to what happened 3 and a half years ago. The first time around, I became incredibly subdued. I spoke very little and when I did…

The Metanoia Phases: The Change Of Heart – Book Review

“My mind was ready to speak, but my mouth was reluctant.” Whatever you’re doing right now, stop. Put down your cup of coffee, step away from your computer screen and just listen for a moment. Maria knows how to keep a reader hooked!  Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent my evenings reading The…

Dear Younger Me…

“The only time you should ever look back is to see how far you’ve come.” Dear young Emily, Today I sat for a while. I thought about your childhood. I thought about your teenage years and what you were about to witness in the years after that. I thought about your happiness and your sorrows…

Holiday #1: Tenerife!

“I do believe it’s time for another adventure.” I’ve been rather quiet these past couple of weeks but for a good reason; we’ve had a visit to the Canaries! A very much needed break/unwind/chill or whatever you want to call it, and we had an absolutely amazing first holiday together. Oooh arr! Update #1 –…

You will get there, but only if you keep going.

“Follow your dreams, success will follow.” Unlike everyone else I seemed to know at school, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up’. Everyone around me seemed to want to be a vet, or a teacher. A doctor or a pilot. I never knew what I wanted for my…

We’ve all got to start somewhere.

“It’s a beautiful thing when a career and a passion come together.” Over the past few years, the way I see things has changed dramatically. My career has stopped, reversed and gone in a totally different direction, and I’ve never looked back! When you’re too comfortable in your day to day life, it seems that…