My 2021 Core Desired Feelings – Shalom

  Shalom (Hebrew: שָׁלוֹם‎ shalom; also spelled as sholom, sholem, sholoim, shulem) is a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye   When I was Desire Mapping before Christmas, I was looking for words that encompassed more than just one...

Letter to my Younger Self

'And when the tsunami hits, you’ll be knocked off your feet, blindsided, while at the same time believing that this is everything you deserved. You’re a good girl but not good enough and therefore, you deserve to suffer. You believe your greatest sin is to want more even as your heart aches for it.'

The Tsunami of Self-Doubt

I was having major impostor syndrome, my friends. I was having a conversation with a potential new client for my Camera Confidence one to one and she sounded soooo together. She was telling me about her business and how it’s been flourishing and how she was ready to take it to the next level and...

Anniversary

  13 years. We’re into the teens now. When the 10th one passed I was marvelling at a decade without her. Now it’s another milestone. Of a sort. My mother, Tricia, died this day 13 years ago from cancer. It wasn’t breast cancer. Sadly, the genetic mutation I inherited that put me at such high...

An excerpt from Sound the Depths….

As part of Women Aloud NI’s online festival of literature over the weekend of the 24th and 25th of April 2020, I had the great privilege to do a reading of an excerpt from my novel Sound the Depths. Here is the video of the event and for more of the wonderful writers of Northern...

Nancy Falkow McBride RIP

  I’m writing this in the wee small hours the night before I go to hospital to have surgery. I’m going to have a bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction and also have my ovaries and fallopian tubes removed. It’s almost a year to the day that I was diagnosed with Grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma. I’ve...

On Pain and Love

Many years ago when I lived in London I was fortunate enough to meet the artist Charlie Mackesy and get to know him a little bit. I had the great privilege of spending day with him at his studio in south London while I was nursing a broken heart. He was painting one of his...

A Woman of Influence Manifesto

Happy International Woman’s Day 2019 I thought about writing something simple and profound but my friend Mel Wiggins has done it far more eloquently so I’m just going to leave this here. You can download the free A5 print here

The Year of the Wolf

Hello and happy new year! As you may know, I’m following yoga teacher and Celtic spirituality guide Mari Kennedy on an online journey through the Celtic Calendar over the next 12 months. The journey began at Samhain (end of October) which is the Celtic new year and which impresses upon us that the new always...

Giving the finger to New Year’s Resolutions

It’s December 31st and I woke up this morning with a vague feeling of panic that I haven’t made any resolutions, or properly plotted out my intentions for the new year or done a vision board, or cleaned the grout on my bathroom tiles. It was that impending sense of doom that I am unprepared for...

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