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The Dangers of Yearning (podcast)

We all yearn for things in life. The longing is what drives us forwards. This fantasy, this idea, it steals our attention and motivates us...or consumes us. What happens when the yearning takes over? When we believe more in the fantasy than reality? "Keep your feet on the ground as you daydream..." Click to play!… Continue reading The Dangers of Yearning (podcast)

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Fluctuations in Mood and Motivation (podcast)

We all experience fluctuations in our moods and our motivations, where one minute we feel good and productive, and the next we can't bring ourselves to do anything. I've felt high highs and low lows lately, feeling like I'm on a rollercoaster that I can't get off. Today, I'm discussing why our moods and motivation… Continue reading Fluctuations in Mood and Motivation (podcast)

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Halfway Through 2020: What Now? (podcast)

Today I just wanted to reflect on it being the end of June and therefore we have finished 6 months of the year! How did that happen? Plus, we've had most of that time taken away from us, derailing our goals, our plans, and our lives. So, what do we do now, with another uncertain… Continue reading Halfway Through 2020: What Now? (podcast)

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My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

I say "recovered" in this title not for whimsy or to make fun of people who recover from real illnesses or specific eating disorders. I use this word because I do literally feel like I've recovered. Like I went through a time of toxicity; that hurt me and held me back. In that time, I… Continue reading My love letter to food: from a recovered “fussy eater”

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Racial Education: Being Uncomfortable, Vulnerability and Allyship

I'm not just talking to white people here. Being an ally is also for other ethnic groups because I, as a Mixed Race (Black Caribbean and White British, Irish) cisgender woman will have no lived experience compared to say an Indian, Hindu man; or a Japanese lesbian; or a Native American Transgender woman etc. etc.… Continue reading Racial Education: Being Uncomfortable, Vulnerability and Allyship

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6 Everyday Ways to Feel Free

For a long time, I've sought freedom over happiness. Happiness is an emotion; emotions come and go. Instead, freedom can be captured at any moment. Freedom is something we can determine. I guess what I'm saying is, we decide if we're trapped or if we're free. Philosophy aside, here are some fun, everyday ways to… Continue reading 6 Everyday Ways to Feel Free

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Finding Clarity: Resources for Seeking Clarity

WARNING! This page is going to be full of so much information that it will be overwhelming. But, this isn't about doing everything; suddenly buying all the books, subscribing to all the channels, or listening to all the podcasts. Instead, keep this page handy for whenever you are looking for some information and don't know… Continue reading Finding Clarity: Resources for Seeking Clarity

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Journal Entry: How I Feel About Having Finished My First Year of Study

University is over for the year! Woo! This is how I feel having completed my first part-time module and first year of Open Uni...   Relief Of course, I feel a sense of relief. That pressure, that fear and unease is gone. I did all my assignments and got mostly 2:1s and one 1st (great… Continue reading Journal Entry: How I Feel About Having Finished My First Year of Study

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

Finding Clarity Series

While in lockdown, I've naturally done a lot of soul-searching, thought-challenging, and taking steps towards my year's motto/goal/intention ("see things clearly"). I have been unexpectedly successful in this endeavour. I didn't expect to readthe perfect books for my journey. There's a lot I've learned about myself and this journey has led to much more clarity… Continue reading Finding Clarity Series