• Into the Woods: A guide to the outdoors for the non-outdoorsy

    ‘The weather’s nice, why don’t you go play outside?’ – Mum, circa 1995 The dreaded words. It didn’t matter the time of year, I hated playing outside. Yes, I know, I was a strange child… What child doesn’t like playing out when it’s sunny? Well, the child who hated the cold and who, at the slightest hint of sunshine breaking…

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    Self-Care Series, Part 2: The Power of Daily Habits

    Today I’m going to share with you some of the habits and routines I have put in place to take care of my mental health. In Part 1, I talked about what self-care means, why it is important and challenged some stereotypes which I feel have been associated with this ‘buzzword’ recently.   I believe that self-care doesn’t have a…

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    My dream life: The power of dreaming and why ‘follow your passion’ is bad advice

    It may be stating the obvious, but I hope if you have got as far as reading this article you will have noticed that a big theme of this blog self-development. And the self-help genre is full of books which encourage you to chase your dreams, go after your passion, live your best life… But what if you don’t know…

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    Veganism: My experience, Veganuary and a call for compassion

    Turning vegan, I immediately found myself being asked to justify my decision to everyone around me. Suddenly, every man and his dog had an opinion on what I ate (or choose not to eat). For many vegans, this alone is baffling and isolating enough to turn them straight back to meat-eating. Finding recipes that I enjoyed, vegan alternatives to formerly…

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    New Year, New Me? Expectation, Motivation, Exploitation and Appreciation

    Instinctively, I am not a fan of arbitrary dates. If you want to achieve something, why wait until January 1st, or your birthday, or your next promotion? Expectation The most radical, transformative learning of the past year personally was that individuals operate primarily according to one of the Four Tendencies, based on their response to internal and external expectation. What…

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