• HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    LIVING WITH PARKINSON’S

    When Jo Yaldren was given the shocking news she had Parkinson's aged just 47, she was utterly devastated. It felt like the worst diagnosis she could ever receive because there is no hope of recovery and no cure. Yet amongst the bleak reality of a degenerative condition, Jo's list is full of wisdom and wonder.…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING, MENTAL HEALTH

    HOW MENTAL HEALTH BROKE MY BACK BUT DIDN’T BREAK ME

    The title of Nikki's incredible list exactly sums up what happened to her. Having suffered from psychosis and feeling shame and embarrassment around it, which is heartbreaking to hear, it was during the last psychotic episode, in 2019, that Nikki had a horrendous accident, which became a turning point in her life. Her positivity and determination really are an inspiration…

  • INSPIRING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    YOU CAN DO HARD THINGS

    This excellent list from Veronica Dearly is full of words of wisdom about how we really can all do hard things, whether they're big or small. Life is full of ups and downs, highs and lows, and if we're honest, there will always be hard things we come up against. But here, Veronica gives us some helpful advice, even when life's problems seem insurmountable.…

  • HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    EATING DISORDERS DON’T HAVE ONE LOOK

    In this powerful list Hope Virgo, author and found of #DumpTheScales, writes about her long, painful and exhausting experience of anorexia. As she explains, eating disorders are still one of the most stigmatised of illnesses, and at times it felt as if there was no way out for her, but she also tells us that full recovery really is possible. …

  • EMOTIONAL, MOTHERHOOD

    THE LOSS OF AN ADULT CHILD

    I grew up in the village where Ninette and her family lived, so when she sent over her list about losing her son Tosh, I was utterly heartbroken for her. The death of a child is incomprehensible and, as she says, it's not the correct order of life, no matter their age. He was still her beautiful baby boy. Ninette has written 27 bullet points, one for each year of Tosh's life. And I'm honoured to share her precious words…