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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

Coming Back to Life

Coming Back to Life

Life is for living. You wouldn’t know it though, sometimes. Even as a freelancer, I’m struck by how much time I spend doing stuff I would never choose to do if I didn’t need the money. Work often becomes all-consuming, leaving little time for anything else. It drains the colour out of our lives. Even … Read More

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

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

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

Spiritual Growth: Is Enlightenment Just for the Few?

Spiritual Growth: Is Enlightenment Just for the Few?

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

The Power of Changing Your Mindset

The Power of Changing Your Mindset

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