Guest post: How to clear mental clutter by Kate Ibbotson (A Tidy Mind)

By Fran Grant | 17th July 2018 | 166 Comments

Guest post: How to clear mental clutter – by Kate Ibbotson, Professional Organiser at ‘A Tidy Mind’ You can do anything but you can’t do everything – David Allen. Do you ever feel overwhelmed? I do. We live in a society where there is an abundance of choice. From the type of bowl from which…

My WHY’S for living a healthy lifestyle

By Fran Grant | 10th July 2018 | 170 Comments

My WHY’S for living a healthy lifestyle I never used to concern myself about health and fitness. As a young girl I was always as skinny as a rake, same as a teenager. I always assumed skinny meant healthy, and took for granted that I could just eat whatever I wanted with no consequence. The…

How to stop being a people pleaser (and learn to say NO)

By Fran Grant | 7th July 2018 | 208 Comments

How to stop being a people pleaser (and learn to say NO) Mum. Wife. Business Owner. Friend. Family member. A multi-faceted life means so many responsibilities, so many demands, so many expectations, so many people to keep happy. I’ve spent years trying to please everyone –  not wanting to offend anyone or let anyone down,…

Telling someone they’re too skinny is as bad as telling someone they’re too fat

By Fran Grant | 4th July 2018 | 206 Comments

Telling someone they’re too skinny is as bad as telling someone they’re too fat I’ve been meaning to write this one for a while. I’ve had it all my life – as a young kid I was naturally thin, and I got used to the endless skinny remarks and the name calling – string bean,…

How I quit the 9-5

By Fran Grant | 25th June 2018 | Comments Off on How I quit the 9-5

Is your job leaving you perpetually exhausted? Do you long for the freedom that comes from being your own boss? Have you always aspired to work for yourself? Maybe you want to build an empire, or maybe you just want to create a life where you have more ownership over your time, work around your…

Self development books for career & business – what’s on my shelf?

By Fran Grant | 4th June 2018 | Comments Off on Self development books for career & business – what’s on my shelf?

Self development books for career & business – what’s on my shelf? Type ‘motivational books’ or ‘self help books’ into any search engine and you’ll be overwhelmed by the extensive choice out there. As a champion for self development, I’ve always loved reading this particular genre of books. I’ve compiled a list of the Top…

Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…)

By Fran Grant | 23rd April 2018 | Comments Off on Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…)

Have you got destination addiction? (I’ll be happy when…) Until you give up the idea that happiness is somewhere else, it will never be where you are – Dr. Robert Holden I’ve always been a striver. Forever in pursuit of a new challenge, diving into another project, constantly looking to attain happiness or achieve success.…

Launch of the blog!

By Fran Grant | 16th April 2018 | Comments Off on Launch of the blog!

Launch of the blog! When a woman realises how much potential she’s got, she’s ready to go out and do anything! Hello, I’m Fran. 38 years old. Wife. Mum to 3 gorgeous little boys. Previous career woman slash business owner. Gym addict. Bookworm. Vegetarian. This is the dawn of an exhilarating new chapter for me,…

ABOUT FRAN GRANT

Wife to a very lucky husband. Mum to 3 beautiful little boys. Gym, yoga and self care enthusiast. Lover of food, coffee, wine and gin. Self confessed bookworm and book hoarder. Advocate for keeping the magic of reading alive for today’s children. And last but not least - Writer (currently trying my hand at kids fiction and rhyming stories). Thanks for visiting my site - expect to see posts mainly related to reading and writing, with occasional musings about family, parenting and life in general. Oh, and plenty of book reviews! Hope you enjoy! Much love, Fran x