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INSPIRING

  • 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, INSPIRING

    LIVING LIFE WITH URINARY INCONTINENCE

    Thank you so much to Jo Williams for this incredibly honest list about a subject which, unfortunately, is rarely spoken of. Jo was paralysed after suffering a spinal stroke and here she explains what she's learned from four years of living with urinary incontinence.…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    WHY I TALK ABOUT SEX ONLINE

    When I think back to our sex education lessons at school, they don't half make me shudder. Although times have changed over the 25 years since then, they've still not progressed as much as they should have done. And it's why people such as Debbie are on a mission to educate, support and empower us all.…

  • BODY IMAGE, BY CLEMMIE TELFORD, EMOTIONAL, INSPIRING, LOVE & MARRIAGE, MENTAL HEALTH, MOTHER OF ALL LISTS, THOUGHT-PROVOKING

    MOAL X BUT WHY?

    As you have more than likely heard by now, I published my first book last week!! It's called BUT WHY: How to Answer tricky questions from kids and have an honest conversation with yourself. The source of the answers for BUT WHY? came from all over - the podcast, interviews with experts, conversations on Instagram but also from here on Mother of All Lists. All of the lists have taught me something, but a couple were so significant that I felt honoured to be able to include them in the final edit of the book…

  • INSPIRING, WORK & MONEY

    BREAKING THE MONEY TABOO

    It's easy to bury your head in the sand when it comes to money, or switch off when someone mentions the word 'pension', and it's definitely something I've been guilty of.  But more recently, I've started to sit up and take more of an interest, and you know what? It's REALLY empowering. As Laura Dempster explains, we should be teaching basic money management in schools, and we should start talking about it and learning about it. Money is part of all of our lives.…

  • HEALTH, INSPIRING

    MY JOURNEY WITH DYSLEXIA AND SELF BELIEF

    Today seems like a good moment to share this one. I have been recording the audiobook version of my book 'BUT WHY?' week and I found it really tough. I had forgotten that being dyslexic makes reading out loud from a script challenging; I can't seem to get my eyes, brain, and mouth to communicate to one another properly. With this in mind Frankie Watkin's account of how dyslexia impacted her self-esteem felt entirely relatable and relevant. Thank you Frankie .…

  • INSPIRING, MOTHERHOOD, SOCIAL MEDIA

    PARENTING AS A SOLO MUM

    e are sold this idea that: we grow-up, meet a partner, have kids... but of course it doesn't work like that.  For Mel as she reached the latter half of her 30's she became aware that her desire to have a baby was actually clouding her judgement when dating. So she decided to follow a different root as solo parent.…