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I pooed my pants & faced my shame

One of the most embarrassing moments of my life was when I was in kindergarten.  I must have been only about four or five-years-old.   We were lining up to go out to the playground at lunch time and I was desperate to go...

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...

How do I know I’m in an abusive relationship?

I was young when I was completely swept off my feet by a manipulative, narcissistic man.   I was also naïve. The relationship was intoxicating at first.  The sexual chemistry pulled me to him with such force it was excit...

I’m a bad mother!

I’m a bad mother!  And I can’t ever forget it.   I had that dream again last night.  The one where I’ve left my toddler at Kindy. I’ve forgotten to pick him up and no matter how hard I try I can...

Morgan (aka God) isn’t to blame.

When I was in the throes of a destructive relationship my life was unmanageable and out of control.    The more unmanageable it got, the more I tried to control it.  I was exhausted.  I couldn’t see a way out.  I was a b...

I know what heroin is like

I know what being addicted to & withdrawing from heroin must be like.   It’s the same as being in and leaving an abusive relationship. The first time I laid eyes on my Ex it was as if he had sucked all the energy fro...

My sisters’ secret pact

After I left a violent Ex, I became a young, single mother.  One sunny Sunday afternoon, some time later, I was at a BBQ at my sister’s place.  All of my siblings were there – four of us sisters in all. We were a l...