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Lockdown 2.0: Are You Feeling Swampy?

Lockdown 2.0: Are You Feeling Swampy?

I was genuinely surprised last Saturday to find myself seriously swamping at the prospect of a London Lockdown 2.0. I just couldn’t shift out of the quagmire of my heavy thoughts around the new restrictions (even though they’re really not THAT bad right now)....

Curiously Sober

Curiously Sober

This is the post I did NOT want to share with you, which means I know I’m meant to. So here goes…. During Lockdown I became slightly obsessed with looking for the Joy, for ways to feel good, as a way of navigating lockdown and keeping my head on straight. If you were...

What if this could be as yummy as apple pie?

What if this could be as yummy as apple pie?

This weekend we treated ourselves to a traditional home cooked roast chicken dinner with roast potatoes, sage stuffing and gravy, all topped off with warm apple pie and custard. Yu-mmy. I say “we”... Me: “Bob, do you want apple pie?” Bob: “NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it’s...

Take It Easy

Take It Easy

Oh, how easily, I take things WAY too seriously.  The warrior within me loves striving for things which feel important, and, A LOT of things have felt important this year.  A lot of things have felt meaningful and like they matter and need our attention, now.  And a...

Where’d you go Lauren?  (The story of my courage hangover)

Where’d you go Lauren? (The story of my courage hangover)

Hi friends, you may have been wondering where the heck I’ve been since I pulled on my big girl pants and launched this blog.  Why haven’t I posted again in weeks? The truth is I was derailed by listening to my mind screaming “RETREAT”.  You know, THAT negative,...

Do you have “smiling all the time face”?

Do you have “smiling all the time face”?

While some people navigate life with “Resting Bitch Face” I have the less commonly talked about “Smiling All The Time Face”!!!  A couple of years ago I was delivering a client presentation.  After, as I was in the corridor on my way to get my congratulatory shot of...

Lean out, Speak out (or, sit in a corner mute as a bottle?)

Lean out, Speak out (or, sit in a corner mute as a bottle?)

I recently joined Yvette Cooper MP in conversation with Julia Gillard AC, the Chair of King’s College London, Global Institute for Women’s Leadership.  They were discussing notable speeches by women and the need for female voices to be publicly heard following...

Inspiring Leadership: Alison Rose, CEO of Natwest Group Plc

Inspiring Leadership: Alison Rose, CEO of Natwest Group Plc

This Summer I joined a conversation with Alison Rose and Debbie Wosskow OBE (hosted by Allbright).  After 27 years at the bank, in November last year, Alison became its CEO.  At the same time, she also became the only female CEO of a major British bank.  Her gender...

Hey Siri…

Hey Siri…

I have an interesting relationship with time! Yup!  Those are some eggs I put on to boil before a video call with a colleague.  The conversation started predictably on what we needed to talk about and then meandered through Black Lives Matter, contemplation rooms and...

My Story

My Story

If you had told me that one sunny Saturday morning, I would be sat here on my bed with leave in conditioner in my hair writing a blog, I would have told you to jog on! And, yet, here I am. Eek! Hi, I’m Lauren from London. Happily approaching my 4th decade, mum to...

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