Monday, March 3rd, 2014
I was doing a poker workshop a couple of weeks ago and learned that you should ‘fold’ (not play the hand) 80% of the time. Wowzers! So you may play a good hand and win just 20% of the time. This got me thinking: how often should we be ‘folding’ in life? Is it right to jack something in without giving it a full opportunity to play out? Or are we saving ourselves some heartache by simply knowing when to fold ‘em at the right time?
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
It’s Sunday. It’s time to be lazy. And perhaps catch up on some reading. Hence, I bring you, my lazy Sunday reads for this week. Grab yourself a cuppa and enjoy my selection of good stuff I found around the Internet over the past seven days, accompanied as always, by a pic of my adorable pup, Stringer Bell.
Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Next Saturday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day and a great time to celebrate the achievements of those of us who possess boobs. Myself and my good friend Elle of run like ‘elle decided, what better way to celebrate than with a run?!
We will be doing a run in London, starting at Green Park station at 9am. It’ll be 4 miles and will stop at three locations along the way to pay homage to some of the great women who have lived in this city throughout history. It’s gonna be a ton of sweaty, awesome fun and we want you all there! Grab your girls and come join us.
We announced our run on Monday and by Tuesday morning, we had emails from running crews around the world who wanted to take this idea global, to which we said HELL YEAH! As of right now, there will be International Women’s Day Runs happening in London, Paris, Copenhagen, Moscow, Istanbul, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Rio de Janeiro and beyond. I’m both flabbergasted and super hyped at how quickly this thing has spread around the world. It’ll make the run all the more powerful on the day knowing that our sisters around the world will be running to empower women globally too.
So please do come and join us on the 8th. This is not a fast run, it’s not about speed. It’s about being together, making friends, empowering each other and learning a little along the way.
If you can’t join us in London, why not do a run in your city? Check out the Facebook page where all the current global runs are detailed and maybe you can add your own.
We are women, hear us ROAR!
Monday, February 24th, 2014
We’re not really supposed to say when we’ve done well. We’re definitely not meant to be proud of it or make a big deal of any kind, because, you know, who would want to hear others good news? We live in a cynical age where it’s not OK to be proud of oneself. Sure, I admit, there’s a fine line between showing off an achievement and being a bit of a twat, but I think it’s high time we brought being proud of our achievements back into fashion. Who’s with me?
Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
It’s that time again. Sunday. Laziness. Reading. As has become my habit every Sunday, I’ve compiled a list of good stuff I’ve read on ze web for you to enjoy on your day of rest. You’re welcome. Now let’s get to it. Ladies and gentlemen, I present, your lazy Sunday reads.
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
I’ve been having the same conversation a lot recently. It always seems to be with people who feel struck or trapped or frustrated and centres around them waiting on an opportunity for their situation to improve. My stance remains the same: what are you waiting for?! Create your own opportunity! Listen people, we really need to get our heads around the fact that times have changed and we don’t need to wait for anything any more. So let’s get cracking, shall we?
Monday, February 17th, 2014
A couple of people has asked me recently how I stay organised as I have a lot of things going on and it seems like I have it all together. Let me start by saying this: PAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love that you think that, I really do. Oscar season, y’all! Best actress thisaway! I kid – but seriously, everyone has their moments where they feel they’re floundering and can’t get it together. There are some simple things I do to ensure I’m not a bumbling mess just dribbling my way through my days in my pajamas. Check ‘em out:
Sunday, February 16th, 2014
YAY for Sunday! YAY for being lazy! And YAY for reading! As I do each week, I have made a little list of good stuff I’ve read around the Interweb that I thought you might enjoy. So put the kettle on, sit back and get yo’ read on!
Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Whatever your goal is in life, whatever it is you’re aiming for, you will more than likely need someone to help you get there. I’m not talking about people who literally contribute to that goal, be it investors or bosses, I’m talking about simply having some good people around you – your cheerleaders, if you will. Without a doubt, achieving your ultimate goal is definitely easier if you have some people in your corner cheering you on.
Monday, February 10th, 2014
Were you thinking of half-assing it through your day today? Well, guess again. That’s not gonna be you. Not today. Take your finger off that cruise button and wake the hell up. At some point, you have to engage with your life and today is that day, so get ready. Consider this your pep talk, your Monday kick up the ass.