I have recently been addressing an issue that has haunted me for the past few years. Ye olde negativity. Self doubt and unhelpful thoughts. It is like I have unleashed some sort of inner super-power that I didn’t know I had. In this crazy, mixed up old world, it is very easy to be sucked in by all the doom and gloom energy that is tossed around like used tissues, and if you let it, it can totally fill your brain with useless bullshit.

Mr. Woog and I have always adhered to the notion that if you don’t like something, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Whether that means ending a toxic friendship, not taking on other people’s negative karma or walking away from a situation that should have long been put into the too hard basket, only YOU have the power to change the path.

Last night, I went out to the local pub with the other volunteers from our local school canteen. I know! I go to all the A-List events. Envy me at your will. But they are top chicks and like most at this time of year, are completely over the school run. Anyway, I visited the latrine, where I found two twenty-somethings. One of them had tears in her eyes. While I washed my hands, I could not help myself so I asked what was wrong.

Boy trouble.

I asked her if I could give her some advice and she said yes. I told her to dump his sorry ass, and that relationships are a two lane highway and he was uncompromising and if it was this difficult just a few months in, then it was not going to get any better.

I was like a bathroom Oprah.

Getting rid of negative thoughts is easy once you commit to it. You can be walking down the street thinking the world is coming to an end, but it isn’t. It is just in your head.

My beautiful friend Amanda has an alter ego called Eleanor, who tries to visit her from time to time. When she starts thinking negatively she addresses Eleanor.

“Oh Eleanor, you have popped in to pay a visit….” she will say. “I don’t have time right now, so off you go!”

I love this so much, I now have Prue.

“Fuck off Prue….”


This is Prue.

In a world that is so fast and loud and sad and bad, it is so easy to slip into self-doubt mode, to let the bad things overwhelm you. I know this to be true. But if you feel yourself falling, try a little realistic thinking. Embrace your superpowers. We all have them! So let us start the conversation, let us peel back the layers with this question…

When you are blue, what do you do?

What are your superpowers?

If you chose an alter-ego, what is her name?