Articles & Writing

Here are a selection of articles I have written from publications all over the world.  I have written for Real Business  for several years and have expanded my subjects in recent years.   Have a browse through the old ones shown in categories on the left.  I am very happy to pitch for commissions on articles on broad variety of topics, but including :

  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Feminism, plus women and work and outside it
  • Psychology
  • Lifestyle including work life balance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Authenticity
  • Change
  • Challenges & Advantages in the Third Act

My own blogs are a a mixture of subjects, anything that I feel particularly strongly on,  or something I have found worth sharing .   A bit diverse but I hope they will both entertain and help you to know me better.

I am qualified copywriter and a writing course junkie, continually trying to improve my craft.   I occasionally take on copy-writing work such as blogs, press releases or newsletters for clients too so if I can be of help on that please email me on


Coping with grief

Loss affects us all.   Grief is an individual process which we learn to live with, not something that heals over, forgotten and moved on from. For the first time in my life perhaps, I was also alone with my grief over such a loss. On previous occasions, where humans or animals close to me have died,…
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Referrals – why you should ask for them (and how to)

The easiest way to meet someone new socially is for a friend to tell someone else how great you are and introduce you.  You are likely to get off to a pretty good start, and it is exactly the same in business.   But neither one of them may ever do that introduction, unless you ask…
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Providing good customer service has never been more difficult

A decade or so ago, a customer service department was simply a vehicle for mopping up any issues that might occur in the course of everyday life, perhaps a well-intentioned limp down an extra half mile for the client. Those days are long gone – good customer service is a must. Good customer service has…
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How I learned the importance of self-care

One of the many pieces of advice I failed to listen to for most of my life was that if we are to live happy & successful lives at home & at work, we have to look after ourselves & improve ourselves not just mentally or spiritually but physically as well. But then I was a product of the baby boomer…
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