• 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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    Review of 18 for 2018

    Earlier this year, I created a list of 18 things I wanted to do in 2018 that would bring me happiness and joy. These were not resolutions in the traditional sense, i.e. based on ‘lack’. No, this list is positive additions I wanted to make to my life. You can read the original post here. Take a relaxing holiday in…

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    Friday Favourites – 14th September

    Is anyone else amazed that we are in September already? This year is flying by in such a whirlwind. When life seems so fast-paced, I find these reflections on the books, articles, and ideas that have captured my interested even more insightful. I hope that, likewise, you find at the very least a little shred of insight in this week’s…

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    Self Care Series Part 1: What is Self Care?

    My mission for this blog is to help readers live bigger lives. This means growth and development at an intellectual and spiritual level, which can only be done with a solid bedrock of wellness, achieved through self care. When your mind is tied up with stress, health issues and exhaustion, there is no space for the creativity you need to…

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