I have struggled this week. My foot isn’t healing as quickly as I expected and walking around, doing simple things like getting to work is really hard. It’s also strange and foggy and cold and I’ve felt a bit disorientated by the weather, anyone else felt the same? I’m also doing a LOT, and possibly slightly overcommitting myself here and there (something I’ve talked about before) but those commitments have been with friends, and sometimes those moments feed me more than staying home thinking about feeling tired, or ruminating on my sore foot. I met an old friend for her…

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I couldn’t march this weekend, H had a bereavement in the family so we wanted to go back and spend some time with his parents in the countryside. I would have loved to have joined in, but the pictures my friends shared from Liverpool to London and New York kept me going yesterday. It was so so brilliant to see so many women across all seven of this planet’s continents marching together, supporting each other, and speaking out. The little girl I quote in the feature image for this post is from the New Yorker article (#2) below and she…

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It’s taken a long time for me to realise that strict, meaty New Year’s resolutions don’t do that much for me. I’m very good at setting a huge list of BIG things I need to do every January to make me a ‘better person’ without thinking about how realistic they are or thinking about it and then ignoring it. I’m a Type A person who holds myself to account against a sometimes unrealistic view of what I think good looks like and so failing at new year’s resolutions hits me hard. It’s good news then that research now tells us…

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I am fascinated by bravery and confidence – how do we find the courage to do something out of the ordinary, something risky, something that, whisper it quietly, might fail? I’m not the only one, and over the past year (and more) conversations around bravery, risk and feeling vulnerable have been brought to a bigger stage by amazing women like Brené Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert who between them have inspired me book, by book, for years with their no holds barred advice. And that’s great, anything that inspires more of us to go out there and chase those dreams can…

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So I ‘failed’ this week (although I’m trying to ban that word from my vocab) in getting this regular post up on its namesake day. I spent Sunday evening on many trains back from Liverpool and by the time I got in, #STOAS wasn’t going to write itself and my bed was calling. Today is different, I’ve had a really productive Monday, a sneaky unexpected business win and I just decided I’ve read too many good things to deprive you of #STOAS totally so let’s be quick – here are seven things to read and watch that may just make…

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