Life Skills Writing

I am a life skills Journalist and Advice Columnist with over 30 years experience. I have written for The Guardian, Evening Standard and Daily Mail, plus Red, Grazia, Take A Break, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, Prima, YOU and Sainsbury’s Magazine. I am the author of 16 wellbeing and smart thinking books which have been published in six countries.

Keep calm and carry on coping

Worrying never solved anything

The noise in my head nearly destroyed me

 

How to leave a bad relationship

How to stop worrying and start living

From bosses to mother-in-law… how to deal with life’s critics

 

Quiz: How should you reset for 2020?

 


Adoption Writing

I was adopted at six weeks old and told six years later. For the next 25 years I tried to ignore how being adopted had affected me. It was only when I began studying to become a life coach that I discovered what had been going on in my own head. I recognised a finely tuned self-preservation caused by the fear of being rejected and abandoned again, a guilt about my natural mother’s damaged life after she was coerced into giving me up, and the shame of feeling different growing up to everyone I knew, a permanent outsider. Overcoming these issues has been life-changing for me and I now write extensively on all aspects of the adoption experience.

 

My birth mother deserves an apology

NEW - Liz Wilde: 'Here at last was the story behind my mother's torment'

 

A letter to… my adoptive mother to apologise

A letter to... my detached adoptive father

What I’m really thinking