body talk · feminism · musings

HAVE WE GOT BODY POSITIVITY ALL WRONG?

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?

musings · personal growth

GRATITUDE: MORE THAN JUST A BUZZWORD

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

musings · screen time

BEING OFFLINE IN AN ONLINE WORLD

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

consumerism · musings · nothing new project

NOTHING NEW PROJECT JOURNAL #7: A FEW THOUGHTS ON OWNERSHIP

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

minimalism · musings · personal growth

MINIMALISM + TAKING CONTROL OF OUR TIME

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

life · musings · personal growth

5 THINGS LEARNING AN INSTRUMENT HAS TAUGHT ME ABOUT LIFE

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

life · musings

SIMPLE LIFE EXPERIMENT TURNS ONE!

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!