Lottie’s Blog

“I only read non-fiction” 📚

“I only read non-fiction” 📚

Many people tell me “I only read non-fiction”. They proclaim it as though it’s a badge of honor they think I might wear too. But my reaction is like this:Many people tell me “I only read non-fiction”. They proclaim it as though it’s a badge of honor they think I might...

What can 2 minutes a day change?

What can 2 minutes a day change?

I wonder if you're like many of the people who tell me they “wish” they read more? When I ask why they don’t read more the response is usually “I don’t have time.” Now, let me work some magic! For two minutes a day, just TWO minutes, you can add one book a year to...

Spring, snuggly blankets and pretty cats 🐈

Spring, snuggly blankets and pretty cats 🐈

This first week of spring has been a good one. My oldest son and I have driven back to where we used to live to see friends for the first time in a year. This last year it's been just me, my husband and my two teenage boys, no friends and no family, as we moved from...

You are Effin Brilliant ✨

You are Effin Brilliant ✨

I've got something to say to you:   You're effin ✨brilliant!✨ Seriously. That project you've been working on recently? It's been done beautifully. You're talented, and you're onto something. You've got to keep going.   Please absorb that, because I've no doubt it's...

We Love a Tryer

We Love a Tryer

I was explaining to my son that I want his dad to take the unused trampoline apart as I’d tried and failed to do it myself. “Can I have a go?” He asked. “You won’t be able to do it, I’ve tried and can’t, so I don’t think you’ll be able to. Let’s wait for your dad.” I...

Do you have this showing up in your life?

Today I want to share something with you something that is actually from my new book Rediscover YOU: Create More of What You Want in Your Life Despite Your Chronic Illness, but is applicable to all, even if you’re fortunate to be of great health. In my book I talk...

When Did You Last Take a Rest Break?

When Did You Last Take a Rest Break?

When Did You Last Take a Rest Break? A 'rest break?' I hear you ask. Yes, a planned break from everything. A calendar that’s free of appointments, including all things medical, a schedule that’s clear of commitments for a week, maybe even two. Some might call it a...

Do You Need to Prove Yourself?

Do You Need to Prove Yourself?

If you knew you had nothing to prove, what would you do differently? Have you ever felt you need to prove yourself? I spent years either hiding I was sick because I thought I had to prove it and proving it was too much effort—I didn't look ill. I went about my life...

Your Perfectionism Does Not Make You Perfect

Your Perfectionism Does Not Make You Perfect

Do you strive for perfection, and feel disappointed that you achieve it?  Do you find yourself putting things off because you can't do them perfectly? Or worse, never sharing the things you do because you're not convinced they're perfect? Hello, my name's Lottie, and...