The Shame of Stuff

Most of have shame about something that we haul around with us like excess baggage that won’t fit into the hold. I realised today that major part of my shame centres around stuff. By stuff I mean things, possessions, objects that I’ve acquired along the way… It is not in vogue to have stuff, have…

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The Spacesuited Hurdler

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips I believe in pushing myself to step outside my comfort zone. But I’ve pushed myself so far and so fast this month that my comfort zone has become something of distant blur on the horizon. In its place is a constantly changing vista…

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The Day My Life Changed Forever

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips Don’t you love the way our subconscious minds like to present every possible potential problem to us, like some kind of overprotective nanny whose motto is “forewarned is forearmed”? Over the last few weeks, as the date of my TED talk inched closer,…

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On the Universe’s Team

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips How do you turn someone who lacks the confidence even to speak up at team meetings into someone who can stand up in front of a live audience and an online audience and deliver a TED talk? That was the question facing me…

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The First Miracle

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips It has been a while since I wrote a blog. There are some very good reasons for this, some of which I can go into here and some of which I can’t. One thing that I do want to share with you is…

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The Second Type of Forgiveness

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips In my experience there are two types of forgiving – the forgiving you do with your words and the forgiving you do with your heart. The second type is infinitely better and more elusive. Most of us have something or someone we need…

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The Joy of Clothes

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips When I was a little girl I had a dressing up box. It contained none of the extravagant shop-bought Disney princess dresses worn by today’s generation of little girls. Instead, it featured a random selection of cast-off clothes from my mother and grandmother,…

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The Leaver and the Left

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips In the last year, I have been both the leaver and the left. I left my husband in November 2015 and the man I subsequently fell in love with left me in Summer 2016. Maybe the universe just decided to dish out a…

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We Are All Fighting Our Own Battles

blog #dresstoexpress Sign up here for a weekly blog summary and style tips I was reminded of that expression today “be kind because you don’t know what other people are dealing with.” I went to a private view of my friend Jenny Quick’s exhibition entitled Boarding School Survivors. It is a poignant collection of 13 paintings…

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