Marie Is A Work In Progress

Welcome to my uncensored, resilience-building, lifestyle blog, featuring;

Pioneers of innovative social change

Books by veracious authors

Lessons from impactful humans, and

The perpetual confusion of the human experience, after all, we’re all a work in progress

Or, if that’s a bit much & I’m all about simplification… featuring stories that count!

The Fear Is Real

The Fear Is Real

The greatest catch 22 when it comes to wanting to make a positive change in the world, utilising your story, is that you need to get your message out into the world in a way that compliments that message.   That can be much more difficult than it seems. I talk...

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What If Everyone Hates It?!

What If Everyone Hates It?!

The fear is real. When the idea for a book pops into your head, there’s an immediate barrage of abuse from your brain depositing all the reasons why writing it would be a terrible idea.   Who are you to write a book? You’ve never written for that audience before?...

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Be The Example

Be The Example

Have you been thinking about the things that make you grumpy? It can be quite therapeutic, can’t it? I asked a group of trusted business buddies about the things that make them grumpy and they were more than willing to share list, after list, after list. I noticed...

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Grumpiness & PRIDE?

Grumpiness & PRIDE?

It’s PRIDE Month and no, I’m not grumpy about that, far from it! I am grumpy that over the last few days I have read about: Ongoing protests in Birmingham over discussing LGBT relationships in Primary Schools Bishop Thomas Tobin ‘reminding’ Roman Catholics not to...

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On Being Controversial

On Being Controversial

Before we get started on today’s grump, I want to say something about the daily blogs for the month of June. They’re happening and I’m not sorry!   At some point in the not-too-distant past, you thought about writing a book, holding that book in your hands and...

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