Have an Authentic Day

How often do we say have a great day! without even thinking about what we are saying. I know, I know... it's just common decency and human etiquette to say it when saying goodbye to someone. Like saying "yeah I'm good" when someone asks how you are even though you may very well not be.... Continue Reading →

The importance of sadness

Sad, somber, melancholy, sorrowful, low, emotional, pensive. Who wants to be sad? No one, surely. Why would anyone want to feel sad? Doesn't that usually mean that something bad has happened? That someone has wronged you, hurt you, disappointed you? Well, quite often yes. We are socialized to ‘just get through things’ or ‘toughen up’... Continue Reading →

Why I avoid small talk

Recently I watched a TED Talk by Susan Cain about the power of introverts, and something she said really stuck with me. She spoke about small talk and how she, as an introvert, avoids it as much as possible. This sat with me because I have always swayed away from engaging in small talk. Be... Continue Reading →

Self Care is Not a Luxury – It’s a Priority

Recently I found myself listening to The Naked Professors, a podcast about mental health and wellbeing that has crept its way to the top of my favourites list, hosted by Ben Bidwell and Matt Johnson. It was the episode that former I'm a Celebrity champion Matt Willis was their special (and quite frankly fantastic) guest. Johnson made... Continue Reading →

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