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How did I forgive my violent ex?

How do you forgive your abuser?  I was asked this recently by a woman who is a survivor of domestic violence.  She too is free and turning her life around, but still struggles to forgive her ex. It’s a good questio...

Why Bridget Jones was right!

Do you remember that punch up between Daniel Cleaver (aka Hugh Grant) and Mr Darcy (aka Colin Firth)  in Bridget Jones’s Diary?   The first film, so think back.  The one where they rumbled from the street into the...

If I had a tattoo, what would it be?

I had one of those endless nights last night where I just couldn’t sleep.  By 2am my mind wandered into the bizarre and wondered: If I got a tattoo, what tattoo would that be? Let me clarify this in the clear light...

Why I say yes to everything!

I say yes to everything!   You want to know why? I was once producing a television series on conspiracy theories.  A colleague came to me and said I should consider a comedy writer, Danny Wallace as the presenter.    He...

You only get what you think you’re worth

When I was in an abusive relationship, I wondered how the hell I had got there.   I’d had no experience of this before in my family or with previous boyfriends.  My childhood was a privileged and happy one.     ‘It must...

A guy who cut off his own arm changed my life

I once sent a text to my sister, when I was at one of my lowest points in life.  She kept it.  She told me: ‘One day I am going to show this to you again.  To show you how far you will have come, when you have foun...