There’s so much irony to being a writer – either professional or otherwise. You love writing, you think about it around the clock, but when it comes to actually sitting in front of your laptop and getting that wordcount up, you so often find yourself unable to get the words that are fizzing around in your mind actually onto the…

Dear Donna, I was wondering if you could help me please, and keep this anonymous. I feel as though my friends don’t support my side hustle. I started it back in the depths of lockdown last year, turning something I love to do into a mini business. My online community have been wonderfully supportive, but my ‘real life’ friends have…

Dear Donna, I am in need of some general advice and was hoping you could help. I’ve been dating for about a year now and have found a recurring problem. Men in general are quite emasculated by my job. I work in the City and do make a decent wage for someone my age. I’m career driven and make no…

The media have reported recently that companies such as Bumble and LinkedIn have introduced a “Burnout Break” for all employees.  Whereby the entire work force have been shut down and placed on a paid week’s holiday in response to occupational burnout.  Whilst this is an innovative and progressive move, and a welcomed nod to the need for the good well-being…

  Cast your mind back to around two years ago. It's a dull midweek morning and you're standing in front of your wardrobe thinking... what shall I wear to the office today? Various workplaces have different dress codes. If you worked in an environment where jeans n’ tees were the outfit of choice, then lucky you! Others did not fare…

Money. It can't buy you happiness but it is essential in our lives. We need enough money to live. As a archaeologist money has been around for thousands of years and it can tell a great story. But the moral is that everyone uses their money in different ways. According to Finder.com 1 in 9 people don't have ANY savings…

  You agree to meet at 9am That seems perfectly reasonable. You wake up at 6.30, eat breakfast, shower and grab your car keys. It's 9.01 already. Sound familiar? I am sure that pre-baby I was pretty punctual. I would plan my day around being at a certain place at a certain time. I am the sort of friend who…

We’ve all heard of writer’s block, now let’s deal with creator’s block. By my own definition: it is an inability to create something that you feel is worth publishing or sharing for no reason other than the creative juices just aren’t flowing. My brain won’t work Whether it’s a personal or professional task, writing, blogging, making, creating, painting, producing… the…

I'm not very good at keeping my car full of petrol.  I just can't seem to get to grips with making sure it never falls below half so that I never find myself in the unenviable situation of sweating out of my face in a mad panic wondering if I can make it to the nearest Esso station before I…

Becoming a blogger four and half years ago, I had learnt very quickly that becoming a blogger meant that I had to be quite open about my life online. I wasn't forced to, but being a blogger meant I would have to be quite open about things eg my life and my thought and feelings on different topics. Oversharing is…