I’ve always thought that ‘self-care’ is a bit wanky. Up until now. Continue reading What is ‘self-care’ anyway?
In the last year, I haven’t been too good at blogging. Ever feel like you’ve run out of words? Continue reading Blank space
I’ve been putting off this post for months. Mainly because I hate sounding whiney and self-indulgent – particularly when I very often feel so lucky for the things I have around me. With a great place to live, a good job and more than enough wonderful people in my life, I often feel guilty for thinking that my life is anything other than A-OK. Still, … Continue reading Feeling overwhelmed
Edinburgh is one of my favourite places in the world. From its grand architecture to its meandering backstreets and fascinating history, there’s nothing quite like taking a wander around this beautiful city. I first visited in the Autumn of 2013, completely falling in love, before returning this year to experience what summer was like there. Despite being a large city crammed full of things to do, you’ll … Continue reading 5 free things to do in Edinburgh
The first Monday in September is always reminiscent of going back to school. New pencil case, a new set of highlighters and more importantly, a fresh start. Sadly, this morning is the first time in ages that I’ve woken up in the dark – and of course, it was raining. Despite the rain, I’m still excited for September’s arrival. With it comes autumn. Of all … Continue reading Things to look forward to this Autumn
Ever have one of those days where your head hurts, your muscles are aching from tension and you feel a little bit like your heart might jump out of your chest? For me, today is one of those. It’s a common misconception that to have anxiety you have to be an anxious sort of person. Have a conversation with me for at least five minutes … Continue reading A is for anxiety – or how to deal with a bad day
I don’t know about you, but I’m terribly indecisive. Recently I read an article about unlikely things that make you feel unhappy. On the list were things like excessive social media use, not feeling in control and eating too many burgers. Unsurprising to me and high on the list was also ‘having too much choice’. While it sounds like the ultimate ‘first world problem’, I … Continue reading Do we have too much choice?
I refuse to believe that there is someone in the world that isn’t scared of something. Whether it’s a plane taking off, a hospital visit or setting foot in a yoga class – there’s always going to be something that leaves you with sweaty palms and that horrible feeling of impending doom in the pit of your stomach. As an overcautious child, I was scared … Continue reading Embracing Fear
This week has been a long one and not helped by managing to catch a cold just in time for the weekend. We had a lovely dinner with friends last night and even managed a round of board games so today was a much-needed duvet day. Fingers crossed I’ll be feeling better come Monday morning! Here’s what I’ve been loving this week. I’ve been watching… … Continue reading Sunday favourites
I’ve often thought of myself as a good multitasker. Surely, being able to do at least two things at once makes you instantly more productive? It makes a great sell for your skill set in job interviews and also comes in pretty handy for daily life. Having worked in an office where the phone rarely stopped ringing, it was useful to be able to have … Continue reading One thing at a time