30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

On my final day of being 30, I thought it would be a fun idea to reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt thus far or the things that have really been reaffirmed in this past year. Age is just a freaking number! Being in your thirties is nothing to freak out about. Heck, it can even be enjoyable. You still won’t feel like … Continue reading 30 from 30 (Thirty things I’ve learnt from turning thirty)

I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

One of the biggest things to learn on your journey of self-love (yes, I know corny as heck, or what?) and one of the best places to start is identifying who it is that you are. Because if you don’t know who you are, how can you love who you are? Know what makes you, you? Now, of course, this is not set in stone … Continue reading I’m an introvert and that’s okay (lessons in self-love: you do you)

Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

  For this next instalment of my lessons in self-love mini-series, I wanted to talk about the importance of taking charge of your own happiness. Sounds simple. right? But it’s surprising how many of us place our balls of happiness in other peoples courts. For example, are we truly happy within ourselves or are we happy because we’re relying on other people to make us happy? And … Continue reading Lessons in self-love: Take charge of your own happiness

Be an enthusiast in life

I saw this quote the other week and it resonated so much that I immediately knew that I wanted to write a post influenced by it. Because if there’s one thing life has taught me, it’s that life is far from predictable. What’s more, it can be short and oh so precious. So my personal belief is that it’s really important that we make the … Continue reading Be an enthusiast in life

My body-confidence story

After my last post Is there such a thing as a “Summer body?” and the corresponding photo I used to promote it on Instagram (as above), which incidentally was the first time I felt truly body confident, it lead me to thinking I should share a little of my own journey to body confidence. And what better time, given that it’s just been Easter and many … Continue reading My body-confidence story

Is there such a thing as a “Summer body?”

    Now that Spring has sprung and the weather is supposedly getting warmer we often see people start to remark on how pretty everything is getting. We marvel at the beauty of nature. Yet, there is a very ugly side to this time of year too as we start to see an overriding shift in consciousnesses that we too must be getting ‘prettier.’ As … Continue reading Is there such a thing as a “Summer body?”

Believe there is good in the world

There are times when the world seems like such an awful place, a place without compassion or humanity. Whether it be hearing about yet another terror attack or political changes with harsh consequences. Or it can be something on a more personal level where you’re being disrespected and treated badly. Our tv’s and our social media feeds are full of doom and gloom and hatred. … Continue reading Believe there is good in the world

What happens when we’re over exposed to perfect selfies online?

    In one of my previous blog posts Think before you hit send, which if you have not already read you can do so here, I explored the affect the written word can have on our mental health, especially in young people. Today, I wanted to carry on with this topic, however this time I want to concentrate on the influence of the images that we see … Continue reading What happens when we’re over exposed to perfect selfies online?

Think before you hit send

Over the past couple of weeks there has been much reported on the television and the social media grapevine about bullying, in particular, cyber bullying and the tragic consequences it’s having on young lives as well as their families and friends. I cannot comment from a parental point of view and will not be dishing out advice on how I think you should raise your … Continue reading Think before you hit send