Pam Warren
'The Lady in the Mask'
Since overcoming life-changing injuries from the Paddington Train Crash of 1999, I have become a master of re-invention and a catalyst for change not just in my own life but in the lives and work of others. Utilising my skills as a successful businesswoman, my experiences from my survival and recovery and being the lead campaigner in securing a safer rail network for Britain I am now a Professional Speaker delivering inspiring talks to conferences and seminars.

Entries by Pam Warren

Thinking of Changing Your Career?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 January 2015 | (11:36)

The start of the New Year appears to get many people thinking about other new starts. Sometimes in relation to resolutions such as giving up chocolate, alcohol or cigarettes but sometimes it is something much more fundamental - how about a change in career?

With the start of 2015 there...

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Are We the Troubadours of Yore?

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2014 | (10:11)

I have just finished reading a historical account of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the attribution that she popularized the art and fame of the troubadour. It struck me how similar was the role of these medieval speakers to what I believe is expected from public speakers, such as myself, today.

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How's Your Life See-Saw?

(2) Comments | Posted 10 November 2014 | (23:00)

Do you ever think about your work/life balance?

Have you ever stopped to consider whether you have them in the right proportion?

Does life ever make you stop to think about it?

I've just been pulled up short by these exact questions... again. Not by my PTSD or...

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15th Anniversary of the Paddington Train Crash

(1) Comments | Posted 4 October 2014 | (00:00)
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This Sunday, 5 October is the 15th anniversary of the Paddington train crash.

For a lot of us survivors every anniversary is poignant and this has not lessened with the passing of the years.

When we...

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Family and Friends vs The Fug

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (16:03)

I made a promise to myself while recovering from my injuries to always put family and friends needs before anything else. In the ensuing years I have managed to keep this promise. What I could not foresee was how this vow would be tested when I was torn between both...

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Am I Bi-Polar?

(4) Comments | Posted 25 July 2014 | (11:02)

"After all this time might I be Bi-Polar rather than still suffering from PTSD?" was the question I posed to Anton Kruger, my psychologist, in March of this year.

The reasoning for my question was that it is coming up for 14 years since the...

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Who Should Prescribe Anti-Depressants?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (15:11)

Having got me to understand the physical aspect of my depression and what was happening (previous article), Dr Cantopher then turned his attention to the anti-depressants I was being prescribed.
I have always hated taking tablets unless I really, really...

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Is Depression a Sign of Weakness? Actually It's the Opposite - You're Too Strong

(10) Comments | Posted 2 June 2014 | (00:00)

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul" - John Keats

I am not talking about the Monday morning blues or feeling down for a short period of time which, quite rightly, can be referred to...

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Are You Reading the Signs?

(0) Comments | Posted 24 April 2014 | (13:05)


Is it just me or are there more signs everywhere you go? Over the past few months I seem to have noticed more things I am supposed to read, digest and either act upon or, in most cases, not act upon. There are...

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The Good Opinion of Others

(0) Comments | Posted 26 March 2014 | (10:08)

So apart from the PR and marketing of your book how else can you get it noticed in the wider world?

One of the other ways, especially to get retailers and the media to notice, is to get good reviews for it. A good review can really add weight...

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'Parsely, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme' - The Marketing and PR Fair

(0) Comments | Posted 26 February 2014 | (11:51)

In my last article I explained the process I underwent in writing my book and getting it published without compromising for the benefit of others. Now, with publication so close, it makes sense to explain some of the ways in which I had to consider marketing it. This is just...

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How I Converted Pondering to Publication: Without Pandering

(0) Comments | Posted 3 February 2014 | (16:24)

"Everyone does have a book inside them, but in most cases that's where it should stay," is a great quote by author Christopher Hitchens. I ruminated on his remark before making my final decision that mine was a story I felt was worth telling. As someone who has always loved...

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The Magic of Christmas? I Can't Find It Anymore

(2) Comments | Posted 18 December 2013 | (23:00)

There are a million and one articles out there decrying the shameful slip from that utopian Christian celebration of the past to the decadence of today's Christmas and I am adding my personal two penneth worth. As a young child my family were not overly well off and, though there...

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The Healing Foundation: 'Suffer the Little Children'

(2) Comments | Posted 27 November 2013 | (15:43)

It's every parent's nightmare. Afternoon tranquility cut by a piercing yell from the kitchen, your fresh cup of tea scalding your precious child. Or unplugging your hair straighteners, leaving them on the floor forgetting how hot they still are and your toddler stepping onto them to a cacophony of screams.

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Disaster Can Lead to Opportunity

(8) Comments | Posted 20 September 2013 | (00:00)

Life has a nasty habit of throwing curve balls at you, especially when you are not looking. Some are small, some are large and some, trust me, can be very major indeed.

My life was bumbling along in a fairly usual way in the late 1980s. I had become a...

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