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Embracing Life’s Grey Areas (podcast)

Today I'm talking about how things can be true and untrue at the same time and that's totally confusing and totally normal! So we should embrace the grey areas, speak in fewer extremes and certainty, and free ourselves with questions that have no definite answers! You're ugly and pretty! You're dumb and smart! You're free… Continue reading Embracing Life’s Grey Areas (podcast)

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How to Undo the Control, Compete, Create Conditioning

This is the final and most important post I'll do in the Undoing Series which tackled our societal problem with competing, controlling and creating an image for ourselves and our lives. PerfectionismRelentless and toxic social media useOversharingPretending to be things we're notPuffing up/showing offComparing ourselves to othersHustle and grind (exhaustion as a badge of honour… Continue reading How to Undo the Control, Compete, Create Conditioning

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Safe places to escape to when the world is too unjust and cruel to handle right now

Many of us are saddened by the news of the racism faced by the England team after their defeat against Italy on Sunday night. I won’t give those bigoted cowards any more attention, but I will say that they are, as a friend said, the few but we are the plenty… If like me you’re… Continue reading Safe places to escape to when the world is too unjust and cruel to handle right now

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Things to do instead of being on social media (during those times when being on social media feels like a good idea)

I know it seems like I have a vendetta against social media! I promise I don’t. I just know for a fact that most of us have an addiction to at least one social media app. Mine is Pinterest and YouTube, lately (since deleting Instagram earlier in the year). It’s this need to be constantly… Continue reading Things to do instead of being on social media (during those times when being on social media feels like a good idea)

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“You’re You” – a poem for pride month

How do I say goodbye to the cage I’ve imprisoned myself in? Tongue-tied with truths I’m afraid to speak. Inadequate words for experiences I’ve never had. But feelings so strong I couldn’t possibly deny them. But deny them, I do. What does it mean If she makes me feel something Deep? Come out, come out,… Continue reading “You’re You” – a poem for pride month

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When Your Identity is Questioned (podcast)

Are you feeling like you're not good enough? Like who you are is being examined and questioned? Yeah, same... I think part of the issue (which I didn't talk about in the episode because I rushed it, to be honest, is this culture of perfectionism and performance. Where we want to be, NEED to be,… Continue reading When Your Identity is Questioned (podcast)

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Ode to the socially anxious

Are socially anxious people always acting? Always completing a stage performance? “Lights, camera, action!” every time they leave their home? I deserve an Oscar. Countless times have I stepped up onto the stage of life and performed until I felt weak. Feigning fascination until I feel faint. The mask seems glued to my face now.… Continue reading Ode to the socially anxious

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Undoing Series: Performance Culture

Continuing with the Undoing Series, today I want to talk about how we are all acting! Yes, that’s right, you deserve an Oscar for the performance you’re always putting on. Let me explain… Even the most authentic, real and honest people will have acted differently at some point. Why? Because different people, places and situations… Continue reading Undoing Series: Performance Culture