Sometimes it’s all too easy to shower those we love with gifts, love and appreciation. We want to show those closest to us how important they are, how much they mean to us and how much we value them. This can be shown through a simple bunch of flowers, buying them their lunch or popping...Read More
If I were to say two words to you “cover up” what would you visualise? Like many people who answer my question, you will be thinking about politics or public inquiries and if probed a little further you might comment on justice and trust. On the whole, cover up has a negative connotation but it...Read More
I discovered a new blog the other day. It is penned by a financial journalist who decided to go a whole year without spending a penny, barring the necessities of course – food, mortgage etc., – but it got me thinking about our culture of consumerism. I’ve spoken before about the influence of materialism...Read More
Everyone has their happy place. Whether it’s your childhood home, a certain park where you used to go as a child, a favourite holiday destination or a cosy cafe nestled away off the beaten track. A happy place is simply somewhere that makes you feel joy and contentment – somewhere you can feel free from...Read More
As we begin to embark on a new year many of us will take some time to recenter ourselves and think about what it is we want to achieve in 2017. For some that might be the inevitable weight loss or financial security that follows us all into each new year. But for some, there...Read More
I love a quote and one of my all-time favourites is one by Regina Brett and it goes like this…“What other people think of you is none of your business”. I’m pretty sure every single one of us knows at least one people pleaser. They often demonstrate the typical signs of bending over backwards and...Read More
I certainly can’t claim that I’ve perfected the ideal life filled with happiness every minute of every day, but over my short nineteen years of living I have definitely picked up on the little things along the way that make me happier as a person. Here’s my little list of things that you should give...Read More
I found a letter from my fifteen year old self the other day when reading through my old notebooks. Letters you write to your future self are cute and funny when from a young child; you can smile and shake your head at how silly your younger self was, even the spelling mistakes can evoke...Read More
Relationships aren’t always easy. It’s not always smooth sailing, love songs and happily ever afters. It’s not always love at first sight and romantic adventures, late nights and date nights. In this world, initially getting together with someone is fairly simple; it can literally be a matter of swiping left or right. In a matter...Read More
Packing up your life and leaving behind all that is familiar is a daunting experience, but it’s one that I would wholeheartedly prescribe. When I left Heathrow airport with nothing but a backpack to my name and an adventure ahead, I was sure of who I was. After all I never embarked on this journey...Read More
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