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
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
I can’t say for sure why I suffer from social anxiety, but I think it has a lot to do with my very sheltered upbringing. My parents were extremely loving and supportive, and I never wanted for anything. But we led a very safe life. We lived right out in the countryside, and I went … Read More
We all have a number of unconscious beliefs about ourselves which limit our potential. Learn how to overcome limiting beliefs and the scarcity mindset.
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
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
What springs to mind when you hear the word ‘enlightenment’? Most of us probably think of Buddhist monks, spending decades meditating for 10 hours a day until they finally reach an enlightened state. We see enlightenment as something which very few people will ever come close to, and we are far too preoccupied with our … Read More
Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about mindset. It’s something I’ve touched on before with regards to sustainability and animal rights, but mindset has a huge impact on our personal lives too. In particular, I think our health and happiness often depend more on our mindsets than on external life circumstances. Let me explain. The … Read More