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My Book Stats of the Year

Completed a total of 45 books! Non-fiction: 15 Fiction: 30 Fantasy: 20 (including sci-fic and dystopian) Contemporary: 10 Adult: 5 Middle-grade: 6 Young Adult: 14 Poetry: 2 Non-white authors: 13 Self-help/developmental: 10 Educational: 4 Favourite read: (Fic) Knife of Never Letting Go (Non-Fic) Sacred Powers Kindle reads: 17 Physical copies: 23 Audiobooks: 5, 42.61 hours… Continue reading My Book Stats of the Year

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My achievements and life changes in 2020

Finished my first year of part-time Open University with a 2:1 overall (on a creative writing module) Changed jobs to become a Teaching Assistant at a senior school, working with children who have special educational needs Read just over 40 books (highest number ever!) Completed the first draft of a new story/novel (75,000 word manuscript)… Continue reading My achievements and life changes in 2020

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100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal

Eat more vegetarian mealsGo to America (Biden's America!) Go to EurooeGo to AsiaGo to South America Go to AfricaGo to OceaniaRedecorate your space Go to a theme park Learn a new skillRun in a race for charity Volunteer abroadVolunteer with animals Volunteer with kidsLearn how to make cocktails Learn how to cook Mexican food Learn… Continue reading 100 things to do in 2021 if life goes back to normal

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20 Films to watch in November and December for all the feel-good vibes

ElfHome AlonePolar ExpressSanta Clause 1 & 2 The Christmas ChroniclesFrozen 1 & 2Jingle Jangle Cool Runnings Rise of the Guardians Mrs DoubtfirePixar marathon Harry Potter marathon Disney marathonParent TrapBeethoven The Grinch Cheaper By The DozenThe Princess Diaries Sister Act Doctor Dolittle

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20 things to do to end the year with happy cosy vibes

Bake cookies (for Santa and yourselves)Drink hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows!Make something newWrite a letter to loved ones you haven’t seen as much as you usually would and actually deliver it in their doorWatch loads of 90s and childhood films Christmas films!Any inspiring uplifting films that warm your heart Research how to contribute… Continue reading 20 things to do to end the year with happy cosy vibes

Podcast & Videos

Stop Giving Away Your Power (podcast)

In today's podcast episode, I'm talking passionately about our self-worth and self-esteem and how these are affected by how much power we give to external things. We mindlessly give away energy, power, thoughts, feelings, and time to things that don't deserve it. We rely too heavily on external things, when we need more self-trust above… Continue reading Stop Giving Away Your Power (podcast)

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Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

I’ve never been diagnosed with generalised anxiety disorder. I’ve only been diagnosed officially with social anxiety. But I feel like I’m scared of everything. Scared of life itself. Maybe it’s because life is social. So to have social anxiety means to be scared every time you leave your home, no matter what for... Here are… Continue reading Journal entry: I’m so scared of life

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Memento Mori: Meditating on Death

Memento Mori = "Remember you must die..." This podcast episode was quickly recorded the day Chadwick Boseman passed away. May he rest in eternal peace. Today we are reflecting on our mortality and the shortness and fragility of life; not so that we become depressed from that reality, but so that we can refocus on… Continue reading Memento Mori: Meditating on Death