I'm living alone for the first time in my life. Just me in a little apartment. Granted, it's only for 6 weeks while I stay in Munich doing an intensive German course, but that's still a pretty big change from what I've been used to my whole life. I've gone from living with family to … Continue reading The power of being ALONE
The problem with wanting to control everything in our futures is that it prevents us from living mindfully and in the present moment. We can so easily forget about the goodness of the present, or the past, because we are so preoccupied with what might happen next.
We weren't there purely to complain, but instead to seek support from each other - a kind of confirmation that we're both normal, if you like.
When I took this job, I thought I would enjoy it - but I never thought I would learn so much from my students!
I have a strong dislike for those articles that list 20 things you should/shouldn't do in your 20s. I always read them because I'm always drawn in, and then I'm always left judging everything I've ever decided in my 20s so far and questioning whether I'm doing anything 'right'.
So much positive energy is around us and such small sights or thoughts or conversations can set our mind racing, our hearts beating faster or our inspiration glowing. Take the time to enjoy the small moments of pleasure you have, and tiny snippets of beauty around you, even in your day to day routine. It's … Continue reading Poem: Just go out and shine
We all face moments of self-consciousness, self-doubt and self-judgment in our day-to-day life. But if you put them all together, you realise just how ridiculously cruel you can be to yourself over the smallest things, and clearly a little self-belief can go a long way.