I am sorry for this prolonged interlude in uploads. I have been holed up in my office, nostalgic for a child-like state of consciousness, where the need to control every facet of life did not exist, because I had not yet been conditioned as such, where the simple fun of play – the uncomplicated wistfulnessContinue reading “Dear Reader,”
How to Journal, Document Life, and Write Yourself to Better Mental Health How Do I Start Journaling? Apart from breathwork, or maybe walking, journaling must be one of the cheapest self-help practices that exist. But is it naive to believe that you can simply write yourself to better mental health? When I started journaling, itContinue reading “How to Journal for a Better Self”
A spindling mass of intricate fibres, bundled together to create what resembles “human”. A creation of beauty in all its robust and unwavering strength. The shame comes from my audacity to pick, poke and prod at those “unsuitable areas”. After all, you were not birthed to be looked at, but to enact movement, energy ,Continue reading “– Body”
The Village that Escaped Covid Far away from the chaos and humdrum of state media, lies a village nestled in the neck of the Andalucían mountains: Guajar Faragüit. The only sense of time passing here is the punctual ring of the Iglesia San Lorenzo church bell, on the hour. There’s nothing like a weathered, oldContinue reading “What It’s Really like Travelling During Covid – Borders, Jabs, and Tests to be Had”
Stillness is disrupted by hazardous steps on the matted, pine needle floor, discarded by the canopy overhead. Murmering crickets pause at my passing, a wondering wombat in their midst. Here, nature is both constant and temporary; welcoming and foreboding, alive and dead. Another paradox exists: a desire to observe nature and a will to document,Continue reading “Hiking in Los Guájares – How To Experience Nature For Healing & Growth”
Last year, I read 12 books in 12 months, this year I smashed that target by reading 12 books in 6 months. I must admit that I was something of a purist on the topic of reading, always preferring a physical book over a Kindle or audiobook. But recently, I’ve found that audiobooks can beContinue reading “Best Summer Reads: 12 Titles To Add To Your Collection”
So, what’s italki? I’m glad you asked – it’s an online language learning hub made up of a global community of teachers and students. As both a student and a teacher on the platform over the past six months, I have completed 15 learning sessions and taught 70 students from over 30 countries. While coopedContinue reading “Rating iTalki as a Teacher AND a Student – An Honest Review”
Let’s start with a song. Frank Sinatra take it away please: “I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet A pawn and a king I’ve been up and down and over and out And I know one thing” I could not sum up my experience of job hunting more accurately if I tried. Continue reading “The Great Underpaid – Essential Advice for 2021 Graduates”
Spiralling – The act of continuously feeding into irrational and illogical thoughts, that do not – in any way – serve us. Picture this: Sweating, heart palpitation; disorientation, muscle tension; irregular breathing: a list you might rightly identify as the body’s instinctual reaction to danger. Otherwise known as the fight or flight response. So, youContinue reading “Systems That Keep me From Spiralling – Wellbeing Week Edition”
Yes, it really is that quick! Having recently made a case for why you need a blog in the digital age, you might be craving more actionable advice about how you can get started. When I first had the idea to create a blog, I was determined to learn the whole web design package: HTML,Continue reading “How To Launch Your Blog in 10 Minutes – The Amateur’s Guide”
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