Today I am discussing ways that we might be able to live a life of more peace, contentment and satisfaction without striving for perfection and lasting happiness which isn't achievable. (I might do a Part Two to this because of course, there is SO much that I could talk about and I only scratched the… Continue reading How Can We Live a More Content Life? (podcast)
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
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
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)
I've realised that there are quite a few things I've missed lately. Like holes in a wall that you didn't notice at first but now can't stop looking at. I've missed the ability to meet my friend in a cafe and chat for hours about books (our own and other people's) until we realise we… Continue reading The missing things (journal entry)
Continuing the Undoing Series, I wanted to talk about our obsession with competition, even for things we don’t actually need or want to “win” at. As the title suggests, I mean how we compete over who has it worse! It’s ridiculous, right, but I bet you’ve said the following before: Well I didn’t sleep at… Continue reading Undoing Series: I’m better than you because my problems are worse… erm what?!
Jealousy, like all emotions, serves a purpose. Today, I'm talking about what that purpose is and how we can use our jealousy instead of being consumed by it or letting it turn us ugly. Click to play! xx
I am someone who looks for control in all situations and to be honest, it's exhausting. We can't control everything, so why bother? Today I'm doing a personal and honest conversation about our need for control, why it's no good for us, and what to do instead. Click to play! xx
In keeping with the theme of the Undoing Series with the Control, Compete, Create culture cycle I think a lot of us are stuck in, I wanted to pop in with a calmer post with just some quotes, inspo, and messages from me which I feel are anti-perfectionist and a good reality reminder! Here they… Continue reading Anti-Perfectionist & Reality Checking Messages for Your Week!
For a few weeks, I've felt a little off. Not bad, just off. An ickiness has settled into my body and I've needed a shift in energy to get rid of it. I've analysed myself, hated myself, beat myself up. I've been a perfectionist and berated myself for not stacking up. Here are my confessions… Continue reading Confessions of an Overthinking Mind (podcast)