That’s the question I asked myself when I finished reading Beauty Sick by Renee Engeln. She’s a professor of psychology at Northwestern University and a revolutionary when it comes to body image. (She also blogs on Psychology Today if you want to read some of her work without reading a whole book.) When I finished reading Beauty Sick, I…… Continue reading HAVE WE GOT BODY POSITIVITY ALL WRONG?
As part of my commitment to personal development in 2018, I’ve been exploring and incorporating gratitude into my self-help process with much curiosity. Gratitude seems to have become a buzzword, sometimes being thrown around a bit too superficially for my liking via hashtags and cringey activewear slogans, but it’s nonetheless a buzzword that I can…… Continue reading GRATITUDE: MORE THAN JUST A BUZZWORD
Lately I had the rather curious experience of thinking back to what life was like before everything went online. There was a time when the internet was a new, exciting and almost mythical thing to me. I would unplug the cable from the home phone and plug it into the computer, waiting for that horrid…… Continue reading BEING OFFLINE IN AN ONLINE WORLD
My Nothing New Project is now drawing to an end and I’m therefore becoming a little more introspective on the year that was. This year of less consumption has really got me thinking about how I feel about ownership, and it seems my relationship with ownership is currently undergoing quite an overhaul. The more I…… Continue reading NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #7: A FEW THOUGHTS ON OWNERSHIP
A little while ago, I started critically evaluating my relationship with time, and I think I’m now at the point where I’ve come to some conclusions. I noticed the people around me saying “I don’t have the time” or that there’s “just too much going on”, and I noticed myself saying those things too. It’s…… Continue reading MINIMALISM + TAKING CONTROL OF OUR TIME
One of the many things I love about the holidays is having extra time – not only to do things I love doing or that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but just to contemplate things while removed from the chaos out there. These holidays have given me more space to think and more time…… Continue reading 5 THINGS LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE
On this same day one year ago I hit ‘publish’ on my first ever post on this blog. Who would have thought? I wasn’t really sure what I was doing at the time but I knew I had entered a completely new phase in my life and that I wanted a creative outlet to see…… Continue reading SIMPLE LIFE EXPERIMENT TURNS ONE!