I’ve never written a book before, until now. I’ve been writing one, for ten years. And each time I thought I was ready, I’d experience a major shift and realise the story wasn’t done yet.The story is never done. We’re always growing. The truth is...

Preface:  It took me 10 years to write this book. Ten effin’ years. Fair enough, I had some ‘growing’ to do, but not that much! Bloody hell. Not so much that I had to delay one of my major personal goals for nearly a decade!So why...

The following is the first draft of chapter five of my book "DARETOGROW and Change Your Life". You can read the other chapters here.  On February 17th 1997 Jim Carrey, the actor and comedian, told Oprah on The Oprah Winfrey Show that he had once written himself...

(As always - very much a draft so thank you for reading at this early stage. I'm so grateful x x)Have you ever had a secret you were terrified people would uncover? I have. I’ve had a few.One of my most shameful secrets emerged shortly...

(Dedicated to my brother - a nonconformist long before me) I’ll always remember what my brother said to me about five years ago: “But I’m not like you Lisa. I’m not ambitious. I don’t want millions of pounds and big things. I just want a small house...

[This is an early draft but I couldn't wait to share it. Please let me know what you think - lisa@daretogrow.co.uk. I'd loooove your feedback.] One of the hardest parts of changing my life was giving up my identity. After all, I had grown quite accustomed...

When I was 11 years’ old, I was sent to boarding school. Military boarding school. It had long been a dream of my parents to give me what they’d never had: a proper education. And so, in September 1997, when Spice Girls were on the...

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