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Why I Stopped Identifying as an Introvert

Why I Stopped Identifying as an Introvert

An introvert is often defined as someone who is inward-turning – energised by being alone and drained by being around other people. When I first learnt about introversion, it was a lightbulb moment. Was this why I never quite felt as though I fitted in? It seemed possible. Whilst my schoolfriends went to Girl Guides, … Read More

Embracing Spirituality Transformed My Life

Embracing Spirituality Transformed My Life

Life is full of ups and downs, and crises of varying degrees. That was something I used to cope very badly with. I still remember feeling that everything was out of my control, that I was a victim of my circumstances. And I remember burying my emotions so deep I couldn’t find them, struggling to … Read More

Some Thoughts About Staying Authentic

Some Thoughts About Staying Authentic

Staying authentic online can be challenging, especially when you’re trying to grow a blog or business. In an age where we’re bombarded with clickbait and content targeted more at search engines than humans, it can be hard for those with a genuine message to get through. Sometimes it just feels easier to adopt an ‘if … 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

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

Being Yourself: What Does it Really Mean?

Being Yourself: What Does it Really Mean?

The phrase ‘be yourself’ is repeated so often that it has become a cliche. Whenever we’re stressing out about a job interview or making a good first impression, well-meaning friends and family members will tell us to ‘just be ourselves’. I can’t be the only one who has always found this advice frustrating. I suspect … Read More

Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

Working Nine to Five: Is It the Only Way?

I’m sure there are people who are happy working nine to five (or similar hours), but I’ve met very few of them. All too often, working 8+ hours a day seems to make us tired, stressed and irritable. But why? I don’t think long hours themselves are explicitly the problem. Many people who are starting … Read More