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WHEN YOUR REPUTATION IS DRAGGED THROUGH THE MUD…

THIS is one post that I never dreamed that I’d be writing. Nor is it one that I hope anyone needs to read. But I’m writing it, because sadly, this is something that has recently happened to me which means, in all probability, it could happen to any of us at any time. I’ve experienced being truly gossiped and talked about twice in my life.

THE LIST EVERY WOMAN NEEDS TO HAVE (OR MAKE)

I’M not a fan of the list generally. Just so you’re clear. Yep they’re useful and pretty handy but they always give me the ‘fear’ that I’ll never have enough time to get everything done. Or ‘the guilt’ when I don’t manage to tick everything off my list. But recently I’ve decided that I need a list in my life. And that, my friend, you do too! This list that I’m

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DEAR KATE… SHOULD I FIGHT FOR A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF WHO I AM?

REMEMBER that Agony Aunt idea I had? Well it’s come to fruition my friends and I couldn’t be more thrilled. (Or nervous.) I put the idea out there and the emails have come. The first one that landed in my inbox was this one. I found it hidden in my spam box and when I read it, I don’t think I breathed until I’d come to the end of the

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AN AGONY AUNT COLUMN, BY YOURS TRULY

YUP, you heard right! Call me bonkers, call me silly, call me daft as a brush (or worse if you fancy, as long as you keep it to yourself!) but I’ve decided to attempt and introduce some kind of regular ‘advice’ column to Pouting In Heels. It’s something that’s actually been in the back of my mind for ages, months in fact. And then I came across two things recently

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HELP & SUPPORT OVER THE FESTIVE PERIOD

I KNOW life isn’t always easy. I know some days can feel like the worst kind of struggle. I know Christmas – which is supposed to be the most magical time of the year – can feel more hellish than heavenly. I do. I get it. But…I need you to know this. You are NOT alone. It’s OK to not be OK, really it is but there is help out

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10 BLOGGING MISTAKES YOU MUST NEVER (EVER) COMMIT

BEING a blogger is wonderful. Life changing, confidence building and a hell of a lot of fun too. It helps you learn new skills, it pulls out of you talents that you never knew you had and it forces you to up your game. But. (There’s always a but right?!) It’s hard. Like seriously hard. I know of many people who think being a blogger is a walk in the park.

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WHY IT’S OK TO WALK AWAY (IF YOU HAVE TO)

I HAVE what is known as a three strike rule when it comes to people. And keeping them in my life. It’s not a rule that is set in stone, but it goes a little bit like this… Hurt me once, and I’ll forgive you. Hurt me twice, and I’ll forgive you. But I will consider your behaviour more carefully. Hurt me three times, and I’ll forgive you. But I

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DEALING WITH ‘LIGHT KILLERS’ – PEOPLE WHO TRY TO MAKE YOU FEEL SMALL

I WAS at University when my ‘best’ friend delivered a scathing comment. “What has happened to you? I mean look at you! You used to be so glamorous!” From that statement, you’re probably imagining all sorts right? Had I ‘let myself go’? Was I on drugs? Had I not washed my hair?! No, no, no. I’d simply turned up to greet my friend at the train station wearing jeans, a

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