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Practising Gratitude Every Day – Why I Keep a Gratitude Journal

Practising Gratitude Every Day – Why I Keep a Gratitude Journal

I’d been hearing various bloggers and YouTubers talking about gratitude journals for a while before I felt inspired to start my own. I’m not sure what changed – I just began really noticing all the lovely things people do for me and all the beautiful things in my life. And the idea of taking some … Read More

Camping by the Sea (and the importance of me-time)

Camping by the Sea (and the importance of me-time)

After promising to post more frequently, I then neglected my blog for a few weeks – possibly the longest I’ve ever gone without posting! Life has been very turbulent in the past few months since I moved to Bristol, with lots going on in both my work and personal life. It feels like things are … Read More

Most of Us Aren’t at Peace – What Are the Implications?

Most of Us Aren’t at Peace – What Are the Implications?

Most of us are not at peace most of the time. I was taken aback when this thought first popped into my head. It had just occurred to me that at any given moment, most of us are bored, dissatisfied, restless, angry, jealous, resentful or otherwise distressed. These emotions may be subtle, bubbling just beneath … Read More

Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Read Buddhist literature, and you’ll probably come across the term ‘grasping’. It refers to the idea of desperately pursuing or clinging to people, objects, situations and so forth. Grasping at things causes negative emotions such as jealousy, inadequacy and fear of loss to arise. We often labour under the illusion that the things we’re grasping … Read More

How I Overcame Fear to Start Living My Best Life

How I Overcame Fear to Start Living My Best Life

Many of us live our lives paralysed by fear. We have dreams – travelling, writing a book, starting a business and so on – which remain unfulfilled because we are afraid. We worry that we’re not good enough, that we will fail or that people will judge us. I think the one thing successful people … Read More

Why the Education System is Failing

Why the Education System is Failing

The success of an education system is generally measured by the grades pupils achieve. If the grades are good, its mission is seen to be accomplished. The important thing is that pupils get high enough grades to be accepted into good universities. But what if we were to measure things differently? What if we considered … Read More

How to Forgive That Person – and Why You Should!

How to Forgive That Person – and Why You Should!

We all know that we’re supposed to forgive those who wrong us and move on. But how many of us actually do so? Many – if not most – of us have rifts in our families or friendship groups due to unresolved disputes. I think the pain and division this causes is a tremendous shame. … Read More