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
When we feel low or off, we often panic that something big is wrong with us. However, I think a lot of the time, it comes down to our basic needs not being met. Inspired by playing The Sims (lol), I am talking about our basic needs and how they can affect us in life… Continue reading Attending to Your Basic Needs (podcast)
As I grow older, I'm starting to loosen my grip on my life. When I was young, I was very hardworking, high-strung and felt like any moments of little control or structure were to be avoided. Now, not so much. I'm learning to take life (at least a little) less seriously. Taking life less seriously… Continue reading Experimenting with Life: Following Your Curiosities
I've been thinking lately about life and how some people are living such cool ones. I think we can get caught up being too strict and serious about life and our decisions, but by stepping back we can take it less seriously and actually enjoy it. Here are some ideas about how to make life… Continue reading How to Make Life Interesting (Podcast)
It's Autumn and the days are shorter and colder. I love this time of year in general, but I know for some it can feel a little sad, too. Here are 10 things you can do this time of year to enjoy the colder months: Watch Horror films around Halloween Have a bonfire; marshmallows,… Continue reading Autumn Bucket List 2019
Ever wondered how I became the writer I am today? If so, check out my honest truth about my writing journey.
I wanted to quickly unpack this piece of writing advice: "Write what you know". I've heard it so many times before and I used to think, "Well, that's stupid. I'm writing a fantasy, and so I can't write what I know. I've never been to a fantasy world or fought in wars!" Oh, Siana, how… Continue reading “Write What You Know”
In life, I think we all want to be considered to be an expert. Consciously or not, achieving Expert status is a goal we all seek because it means we're validated, important, and knowledgable. Sounds great, right? Well, here's why I think being an expert can be a bad thing at times... Perfectionism If… Continue reading Don’t Worry If You’re Not An Expert
I'm sure you've heard of the saying that you should have three hobbies, one that makes you money, one that keeps you in shape, and one to be creative. I agree with this and I like the idea of it. However, I think there is one hobby that holds more power and should be something… Continue reading The Ultimate Hobby
Kindle (or other e-Readers) Pros: Can store millions of books without worrying about space Can't decide which book to bring on vacation? Your Kindle has a horde ready and waiting on one device. Easier to hold than a heavy book or a book that you don't want to ruin the spine of Can highlight and… Continue reading Book Format Comparisons: Kindle, Paperback, or Audiobook?