Lizzy’s world

2015 Review

I know this post is a good 8 days late, but I'm okay with that. Thanks to the wise words of Vix at New Age Hipster, I'm taking the first 2 weeks of January to settle in to 2016: I really feel like for us heading into the new year it might put a little break on our plans. We wanna be all guns blazing with our new year goals and plans, but instead why don't we spend January just easing into it? Spend the whole month thinking about what you want from 2016. Finish some books and projects, reflect on the last year and most importantly spend some time just chillin'!  So here we go, here's my month by month account of 2015 and then overall themes at the end. (more…)


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My Leadership Journey (complete with chronic illness hurdles)

In November last year, I had the honour of being invited to speak at the Common Purpose Frontrunner for Disabled Students course - a 3 day leadership course. It was really special to be back, because I actually took the course myself in 2012 AND this was my first opportunity to meet some Pillow Fighters in real life! I was invited to speak at a session titled 'I Made A Difference', where people come in to share personal stories of leading in different situations, highlighting what made me want to change things and step up as a leader, and how I have gone about making things happen. I thought I was part of a panel debate session, but it turned out it was just me for 45 mins! I opened with the following prepared speech, and then went to a Q&A. It was such fun and I left on such a high. Loads of people came up to me afterwards, and it was really inspiring how many people connected to different parts of my story. (more…)


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5 things my first pain flare in over a year is telling me

I don't remember the exact date, I don't think you ever do with these things, but at some point in the last 4-6 months , I stopped considering myself to have fibromyalgia. (more…)


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Plans for 2015

We're a week into 2015. I haven't yet 'started' the year in terms of goals/plans/resolutions. But ya'know what? That's okay. (more…)


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2014 Roundup: Did I complete my goals?

This blog post is part of a series of 2014 Roundup posts coming at you in December. I think taking time to review and reflect is really important'; both for consciously creating your future, but also celebrating just how far you’ve come. (more…)


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2014 Roundup: My 3 Best Investments

This blog post is part of a series of 2014 Roundup posts coming at you over the next few weeks. I think taking time to review and reflect is really important'; both for consciously creating your future, but also celebrating just how far you've come. (more…)


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The Pillow Fort is One Year Old! (+ Pay What You Can Magazine Sale)

Tomorrow, 29th December, The Pillow Fort is officially one year old! I want to make The Pillow Fort goodness as accessible to as many people as possible, so to celebrate, for 3 days only,  I'm holding a Pay What You Can* sale on the magazine. (more…)


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Why don’t you just *know* how to help me?! + free printable!

"Why don't you just know how to help me?!" I used to lament this. I couldn't work out why someone couldn't automatically guess what I needed when I was in pain. Then I realised... I'd never told them. Enter, the table.... (more…)


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6 Ways to Spring Clean Your Life

It's kinda, sorta, nearly Spring here in the UK, and I wanted to share a few things I'm doing to 'Spring Clean' my life. Because I work from home, and don't have an office, I spend an awful lot of time in bedroom, looking at either my laptop or my phone. It can easily become overwhelming... which gets stressful. Hence a little Spring Clean!   (more…)


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Showing the Universe I mean Business (literally and metaphorically)

You might have noticed a few subtle changes around here recently... a few products have gone, launch of the Pillow Fighters Club, an updated About page, a new 'New Here?' page and more. The reason? I took a course. Uncage Your Business to be precise. (more…)


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