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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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Focusing and Simplifying Goals (podcast)

What are your goals for the rest of 2020? What are your goals for next year? What are your life goals? I don't know about you, but I have a tendency to freak myself out or get overwhelmed and disheartened by a long-term goal or big life choice. Why? Because focusing on that goal too… Continue reading Focusing and Simplifying Goals (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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15 Therapeutic and Meditative Activities for Calmness

Calm is something we all need to cultivate in our stressful adult lives. However, we're not limited to the obvious, more mainstream methods of therapeutic activity or meditative practices: yoga, meditation, journaling, reading, walking, etc. Here is a list of activities that are very calming because they are gentle or because they take keen concentration… Continue reading 15 Therapeutic and Meditative Activities for Calmness

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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: Shame, Wounds, Healing

Hey guys, welcome back to the Finding Clarity Series! Today's post is a deep one, an important one, but also one that I can provide a lot less specific advice about because our wounds and our need for healing are all different. Just know, firstly, that your wounds can heal if you stop poking them… Continue reading Finding Clarity: Shame, Wounds, Healing

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How to Grow Together: 8 Ways to Grow with Other People

Whether it is couples, friends, family, or whoever, here are 8 ways we can grow together and perhaps avoid growing apart...   Travel together Travelling solo is definitely something we should all try at least once. However, in terms of this blog post, I think it's important to travel with others who are important to… Continue reading How to Grow Together: 8 Ways to Grow with Other People

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Positive Mindset Shifts for Uncertain Times

During the time of the Coronavirus outbreak, we're all feeling very afraid and uncertain. But this isn't a new feeling. We all go through periods of uncertainty that make living our everyday lives hard.Here are some general (and some specific) ideas about how to shift to a positive mindset during uncertain times. Focus on the now… Continue reading Positive Mindset Shifts for Uncertain Times