Naomi Osaka and why her experience has so much resonance

You have probably heard about Naomi Osaka’s  withdrawal from the French Open based on her refusal to do press conferences. I think it’s an interesting light on the ever present dichotomy between the needs of the individual and the requirements of the...

My 21 for 2021

I do love a good podcast and one of my absolute favourites is Gretchen Rubin’s Happier. She does it with her sister – Liz Craft – who also has a great podcast called Happier in Hollywood with her writing partner Sarah Fain. One of their key ideas...

My 20 for 2020 updated January 2021

This year I have been inspired by Gretchen Rubin and her sister Elizabeth Craft to try out a strategy called 20 for 2020. The idea behind this is simple, pick 20 things that you would like to do/work on and commit to doing them for the year. So the 20 I have picked...

5ks, cows and Claire Underwood

Last July I decided to start running. I was inspired by the site of women running in the morning as I drove to work. They always seemed the epitome of grace and power to me. However I never saw myself as a runner. I was the girl who hid in the toilets at school when...

OLYMPICS, FAILURE AND RYAN LOCHTE

I’vwe been watching the Olympics sporadically over the last week or so. The big battle has been in the pool amongst the swimmers. Now I have to say I’m no swimmer. I didn’t learn as a child and while I did try it again, my instructor – try as...