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’ve read the research and I’ve seen the news. And yet I remain angry.

I’m angry that mental health is now a priority because of the ROI, it represents to an organisation. That makes me angry because it feels inhumane, to equate someone’s mental health, to what they represent on…


Time and time again, whether it be as a consultant, volunteer, customer, or simply an objective observer, I see the same basic cracks in so many organisations — that of dis-engaged, largely dis-empowered and really quite hurt and p*ssed of people. And why do I keep seeing this? …


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…


A random collection of memories that stuck in my mind and taught me a thing or two about life.

Making tough decisions

I was a young child, maybe 6 or 7 years old. We were on holiday in Wales. Two guys were arguing by the roadside — about a near miss between them…


I’m a great lover of nature — I live a lifestyle akin to the good life, everything is a little worn, quirky and imperfect. …


It’s 3 years since the onslaught of the menopause and the past few weeks have been trying to say the least — debilitating tiredness and a severe deterioration in my mental health.

3 weeks ago, something broke in me, the tears came like an unannounced tsunami, all I could do…


So, who am I? 3 little words that communicate the biggest question any of us can ever be asked.

For me, answering this question is a life times work, because the person we all think we know best, we actually know the least. And that’s because, unless you got really…


We dismiss them, berate ourselves for feeling them and tell ourselves it’s nothing, but of course, it’s always something — the small things, the seemingly pissy things, that get under our skin, make us feel bad and open the door to something far bigger.

This week it’s the fridge, last…


I have not written for weeks. I have no idea what I am going to write about now. I just knew that if I didn’t write something, then I would never write anything. …

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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