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Sometimes, I need a nap, how I discovered I was an introvert

Sometimes, I need a nap, how I discovered I was an introvert

Realising that there’s a name for how you’re feeling and there’s a label for being the you that you’ve fought your whole life against is somewhat refreshing. Yet, totally terrifying all at once. You see, I like people. And I love being social. And … …

43 daily habits, guaranteed to calm your mind and change your life

43 daily habits, guaranteed to calm your mind and change your life

I’m so over seeing lists of habits that say they are gonna change your life! … but this gal has done some hard yards in this life and I can tell you one thing… that these habits are worth reading! Even picking a small handful …

At the heart of sustainability lies a change in mindset

At the heart of sustainability lies a change in mindset

No single one of us can save the world in one fell swoop, nor can we fight the good fight alone. But, we can make choices in our daily lives in order to both move the planet, humanity and ourselves towards a new utopia. I …

Guest Post: What lupus taught me about burnout, friends and myself

Guest Post: What lupus taught me about burnout, friends and myself

I’m Kirstie, I’m 44 years old, I have been a wife for 17 years and I am a mother of two boys, aged 14 and 10. I’m pretty run of the mill. Average… you might say. I have a day job, I dress conservatively and …

7 steps to self care

7 steps to self care

No bullshit, warm baths or cups of tea here! Just some simple and sage steps on how to get your mind and body back into equilibrium when you’re feeling a bit meh… although I must say that this list seems to be my main staple …

How I learned patience amidst a pandemic

How I learned patience amidst a pandemic

I’ve been somewhat surprised at my reaction… or maybe lack of… to this lockdown… I’ve been calm and reasoned, present, connected and hopeful. My anxiety has been low, very low and I am sleeping well. The family is all getting on well and we seem …

Perfectionism and fear

Perfectionism and fear

Fears a funny ol’ bitch. Hard to pin down, tough to decipher, almost impossible to detect at times. But nevertheless, she’s always there, tripping you up, making you believe shit that isn’t real. Ah fear, you have your purpose, but more and more I’ve come …

Imagine living for today

Imagine living for today

Imagine. That was our class song in Year 13 when I was at High School. I was somewhat disappointed in the choice, it wasn’t cool or modern. It was the Beatles. But, as we stood together on one of our last days as kids, and …