In the past few months I've experienced various unexpected change. And in turn, I've had to change my plans. The specific things I thought I'd be doing haven't happened in the ways I thought they would. They've happened in new ways. If I'd kept my plans rigid, I'd have probably missed out on new opportunities … Continue reading What’s the use in rigid plans?
A love that is liberating
Today I'm inspired my past self who had the ability to write poetry with great ease, with little consideration for whether or not it was good. It's valentines day and I spent it listening to music I love, listening to a podcast that made me laugh and eating a meal I like. Below are a … Continue reading A love that is liberating
Have you got 2 minutes?
A few years back I was sent a book (amongst other things) as my reward for donating money to someone wanting to start a business. The book was called Two Minute Mornings by Neil Pasricha. The concept of the book is pretty simple, each page is the same. You write the date, something you'll let … Continue reading Have you got 2 minutes?
What’s the real problem?
There's a saying that goes something like, if what you're doing isn't working, do something else. It's simple enough and yet we end up making it so much more complicated. Sometimes we even complain about certain aspects our life as though we don't have the power and control to change things. And sure, we can't … Continue reading What’s the real problem?
A new years resolution by any other name
When it comes to new years resolutions the way I see it is that it's simply a record of what you want for yourself. The term new years resolutions has gotten a bad rap over the years. It's associated with a sort of temporary promise that you make at the start of the year and … Continue reading A new years resolution by any other name
Finding the right perspective
If something didn't work out the way you wanted and you feel bad about it and you can't seem to shake the feeling, what can you do to help yourself? I often find myself in a place of limbo trying to find balance between the more practical side of me and the part of me … Continue reading Finding the right perspective
Sometimes we focus so much on how we are perceived that we don't give ourselves permission to just be. Everything you do, every aspect of your life is scrutinised through the lens of the others as you do your best to please and appease them. It could be the way that you dress, your hair, … Continue reading Useless opinions
Letting go of old favourites
Around 6 years ago I came across a podcast and that I really enjoyed. However, shortly after I discovered it, it ended. I enjoyed the podcast so much that I followed the hosts on their next individual ventures. But overtime my interest in their work began to decline. It no longer felt suited to where … Continue reading Letting go of old favourites
4 Things that might be better than social media
This year I've found myself losing interest in social media. Sometimes social media feels like standing in a crowded room where everyone is shouting and you're searching for something but don't really know what you're looking for. Our time is precious and so rather than spending 15 minutes scrolling twitter reading tweets that you don't … Continue reading 4 Things that might be better than social media
What happens when we speak up?
This year I learnt lots of important lessons about speaking up. When we speak up we're being our authentic selves instead of hiding who we are. When we speak up we give people that care about us the opportunity to support us. When we speak up it's how we express that we value and care … Continue reading What happens when we speak up?