Monday, 12 September 2016
There's a lot of stigma around the female body, particularly in the way we, as females, are 'suppose' to view ourselves. We're meant to aspire to skinny (but not too skinny) with just the right amount of curves (not too many) in only the right places (careful where) – it's a mind-fuck! The female form, for centuries, has been seen as weak, frail, passive. But we're women – we grow small humans for 9 months, birth them, feed them, carry them... all with our bodies. These strong, resilient bodies are neither frail nor weak. They're made to withstand this life and all it has to throw at us. We're women and we're strong.
Monday, 5 September 2016
If you know me, you know I'm a big lover off all things lists – to-do lists, shopping lists, daily lists, goal lists... the list goes on. But now the list business is expanding to bigger and bolder things; my bucket list. This is always something that's grown inside my head and never made it onto paper. There are things I've always known I've wanted to do, see, achieve in my lifetime but they've been fanciful and put on the back-burner because, well, I've got the rest of my life to do them. And that's just not good enough. I don't want to be waiting around to do the things that I really want to get around to doing... this is life and I'm no longer going to wait around to live it.
Monday, 29 August 2016
Finding your passion isn’t as easy as it sounds… or at least not as easy as we are lead to believe as children. As a teenager I thought it would just land in my lap, as if my passion were something external just waiting for the right time to land. Then, as got a little older and time got a little more crowded with obligations, panic began to set in and slowly but surely I began to feel like I had missed the boat. Queue feelings of inadequacy, regret, and a lost sense of self.
Monday, 22 August 2016
Getting your mind and body in better shape simply means moving a little more and eating a little better. We're bombarded with ads that tell us we need the latest technology in order to reach our health targets. In actual fact, health is not a destination, it's a way of living... and it doesn't need to cost the earth.
Friday, 19 August 2016
Introverts get a bad wrap. Not the sort of prejudice that brings uprising (which wouldn't happen anyway... it's against the very nature of being introverted), but the quiet, deep-seeded prejudice that comes from a long history of being misunderstood and misrepresented. For as long as I can remember I have been told I'm shy, passive, weak, moody, and all-around not the life of the party. But maybe I don't want to be at your party... or any party for that matter. Maybe I want to be at home with my cat reading a book and eating grapes. Or maybe I want to be sipping coffee with a good friend, talking about the meaning of existence. Or maybe, just maybe, I want to be dancing my ass off at a party but as soon as it comes to socialising or meeting someone new I'd like to call it quits and get out of there as quickly as my legs will take me. Maybe I just charge differently to you, or maybe you're like me and want to set the record straight for the introverts of the world. Either way, this post is for you.