prioritise this: an online space for the things that really matter in life.
Hi, I’m Lily.
I’m a journalist, coach, podcaster and meditation teacher and I find it very hard to explain what I do in under two minutes when I meet someone new. I’ve lived in London all my life, am nearing 40 (wtf?) and have two young children who keep me joy-filled and f*cking exasperated in equal measure. I love cold water swimming, boxing, long walks or hikes, reading self-development books, puzzles, dirty martinis, skincare, dancing, charity shops, travelling, hitting up the local playground, organising drawers, and podcasts. I’m also trained as a yoga teacher, but don’t teach much anymore.
Okay, so what do you do?
I write features, mostly on self-development, health and wellbeing. I run retreats, workshops and courses, teaching people and businesses how to better cope with the demands of modern life. I host panel talks and events, and I especially like ones that help foster community (& that involve wine). And then there’s my podcast, Priorities, where I interview expert guests on what’s important and unimportant to them. (If interested, bit more on me here.)
And before that?
For 12 years I worked at fashion and art magazines, mostly writing features but also running special projects and directing fashion films. I loved the camaraderie and creativity of working in magazines. I did not love the relentless pace, the constant travel or the laser-like focus on the aesthetic. Ultimately I left because I couldn’t care that much about shoes for the rest of my life. I miss my colleagues and I miss working in a team, but I don’t miss the rest.
So… you have a bit of a thing for priorities?
Yep. I believe that having a clear (but flexible) idea of what’s important to you can help foster a life that feels on track. I think the modern world is chocked full of demands and distractions, and without clear priorities it’s way too easy to find yourself drifting aimlessly or saying yes to everyone except yourself. I know that all this applies to me and sometimes I am terrible at prioritising, which is why I’m so obsessed with it. I am my first student, and all that.
Why should I prioritise this newsletter?
I’m not saying I have all the answers, far bloody from it! But I’ve done a lot of learning, researching and teaching on the kinds of topics that can help shift the way we think about, and experience, life. Every week I’ll share what I know, in the most down-to-earth way I know how. Expect tools, tips and (purposeful!) ramblings on the kinds of things that can help you - and me - live a better life. It’s wellbeing, yes, but don’t ever expect me to suggest you drink a green juice (unless that’s your thing). Do expect the odd swear word.
And how does it work?
Every week you’ll receive a prioritise this newsletter for free.
That’s it, for now. A little down the line I will add the option to become a paying subscriber and gain access to all sorts of coaching content and community events some of which I’ve already planned and some of which I haven’t thought of yet, but all of which will be AMAZING.
Do I need to do anything now?
Hit the button below to subscribe, and share widely with your loved ones and unloved ones! Also, please do comment and send me feedback, even if it’s less than complimentary. I want this newsletter to feel helpful, and that means tailoring it to you, my readers!