Podcast Ep. 41: Why Did We Break Up?

Podcast Ep. 41: Why Did We Break Up?

It’s time for another episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions. Greetings from Bilbao in Spain where we’ve just arrived after a few days in San Sebastián where I think I’ve eaten my weight in food–you can catch glimpses of our trip on Instagram. I...

“How could this happen to someone like me?” Erm, because you’re human!

A few years back, I brought my friend along to a meetup with BR readers as she was going through a difficult time due to having been involved in an affair. Part of her struggle was that she didn’t see herself as the ‘kind of woman’ who would get into...
Great on paper, not so great in reality: Why superficial reasons don’t carry much weight with deep decisions

Great on paper, not so great in reality: Why superficial reasons don’t carry much weight with deep decisions

House hunting has reminded me of my last post, Appearance isn’t the same as worth. Each day we look at properties on the likes of Rightmove and Zoopla. We’re immersed in photos, floorplans and descriptions, some that are well written and others that...
Appearance isn’t the same as worth

Appearance isn’t the same as worth

I’ve been having a number of conversations recently with people who are struggling with their self-image due to it being tied up in their appearance. The stories have a theme of believing that if they change certain things that that their lives will be so much...

Why You’ve Got To Minimise Comparison To Improve Your Self-Esteem

There are many people I could compare myself to, but I don’t, or at least I try to keep it to a minimum. I’ve become very conscious of where it’s likely to happen. My inner critic, the surprising perfectionist in me, can rear its ugly head and put me back on the ‘I’m...