Life & Stuff

What Do You Believe In? Beliefs & The Importance of Faith

Today I wanted to talk about our beliefs and our faith. Capital F, Faith! Now, I am not a religious person. I don't follow the practices of any religion. I have family members who are Christians. I have friends who are Christian. I have had friends who are Muslim and Hindu, too. I do not… Continue reading What Do You Believe In? Beliefs & The Importance of Faith

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15 Things to Do to Embrace the Spring Season

Plant a flowerbedBuy fresh flowers for your homeDo a rejuvenating yoga flowA fresh coat of paint in your homeGo for a mindful spring walkRead a feel-good bookJournal on how you felt in WinterMeet up with people who make you feel good (safely!)Journal on your intentions and theme going into Spring and SummerRead a new genre… Continue reading 15 Things to Do to Embrace the Spring Season

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Addicted Society: Things we don’t realise we’re addicted to

*I am not discounting "real" addictions. Addiction is serious, scary, and important to separate from other things. By 'addiction' in this post, I mean unhealthy dependency and obsession.* Food We can't stop eating. We socialise around food, talk about food. We eat when we're happy, sad, celebrating, angry, bored. We eat our feelings. We eat… Continue reading Addicted Society: Things we don’t realise we’re addicted to

Life & Stuff · Mental Health

“Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

These books aren’t all categorised as self-help and I think I agree with Leena Norms on YouTube who said that the genre “self-help” is a little confusing anyway. It’s not really self-help, it’s getting advice and help from someone else! And then using it yourself, which is what we do with anything we read, right?… Continue reading “Self-help” books I’ve read and enjoyed

Essays · Podcast & Videos

Do We Need to Categorise Ourselves with Labels? (podcast)

I provide a whistle-stop tour on our poor categorisation skills, how complicated the whole business can get, and share some ideas about perhaps scrapping it all together! Hank Green's video on Sexuality that I mentioned here Your identity will never be something you could write out on a sheet of paper, listing with words and… Continue reading Do We Need to Categorise Ourselves with Labels? (podcast)

Life & Stuff · Poetry

Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem

As February comes to a close, Making way for the coming of spring I want you to sing of the dead Black boys and black girls. Gospel and grace holds space for their names Their pain our pain forever ingrained In our hearts, our days, our future Untouched by their feet. Because Black lives always… Continue reading Black Lives Always Matter. Black History Always Matters. – poem