It’s all so intense, so pressurised, so transactional. It feels like we have become robots in pursuit of purpose, meaning and ultimately humanity. Isn’t that a ridiculously huge paradox? We are losing the very thing we seek.

So, you may ask what the f*ck am I actually talking about. I’m…

I’m sat looking in at world I no longer inhabit. It’s too noisy, overwhelming and stressful. I thought I’d got through lockdown pretty much in one piece, but it turns out I was wrong. The last few weeks have seen a steady decline in my mental and emotional health. …

It’s not easy, being human, showing up as fully as possible each and everyday day, where everything is constantly changing, where life lessons are hard and mandatory and trying to live a life without growth becomes stagnant, resentful, scary and meaningless.

And to make it even harder, our society does…

My god, I’m overwhelmed by the amount of advice, initiatives and media that now surrounds the menopause. Yet interestingly enough, I am not seeing this ‘noise’ translated into meaningful action at the grass roots. I am still hearing horror stories of dismissive GP’s, women feeling desperate with no one to…

The subject very few people want to talk about, the sum of all of our fears, the epitome of vulnerability and the one sure thing in our life — death.

Not talking about death does not make it any less scary or heartbreaking, in fact I would argue that it…

I am one of the many thousands of women who stepped off the career ladder to focus on their families and their homes.

I wasn’t forced into doing this, I choose to do it because watching other people bring up my children and squeezing what seemed like my whole life…

Nik Davis

Nik has a mission - to be brave, challenge the norm and tell it how it is. To share her failings and challenges, to help manage this mad thing called life.

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