Hi! How are you?

I’m a 44-year old mother/runner/Crossfitter. I don’t know which comes first. Or if there is an order. I live in London, I work in Amsterdam. Yup, such is the modern life. Hashtag brexit. Hashtag brexitmovedmyjobtoHolland.

I write because… because I want to and because I’ve done it in some form or another since I was 13. Writing helps introverts sort out their thoughts and it’s a tiny way to not bottle everything up.

I don’t make sense to myself.

I’m an overthinker who struggles with anxiety but I’m also an optimist who believes the present and the future are bright.

I sleep a lot and am often tired and don’t want to get out of bed at all, but I run, lift, swim, rock-climb 6-7 days a week.

I don’t care when people I don’t know well criticise me, but people who are close to me just have to look at me ‘wrong’ and I break inside.

I’m very body confident after a few years of being overweight in my early 20s, but Instagram’s skinny fitspos still sometimes get to me.

I find it very hard to talk about my feelings but I talk about feelings a lot with my kids and I’m trying my hardest to make sure they never become bottler-uppers like me.

I love food but I hate to cook.

I often KNOW and FEEL completely different things.

Have a look around and tell me what you think. Or send me a question.

Or send me food/running shoes for honest reviews 😉

To find out why this blog is called The Mind | Matter Project, read this.

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    April 16, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I find your blog really inspiring and have nominated you for a Liebster Award http://katlikegirl.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/and-the-award-goes-to/

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    January 12, 2013 at 4:38 am

    I can’t believe I just found out you started a new blog! Well done you! And I deserve a spank for not reading enough of your blog and blogs in general! 🙁
    I’m off to read all the posts you wrote until now! Love the name of the blog!

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      January 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

      No worries, you’re here now 😉

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    Fussy Eater's Mum
    January 2, 2013 at 8:35 am

    Mrs B,
    I’m looking forward to the new blog. It looks terrific and I wish the best for 2013 from down here in Australia.
    Fussy Eater’s Mum (Mags)

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    Julie Beverley
    January 1, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Nice blog, enjoy reading your blogs/tweets. Inspirational lady!!

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