Tag Archives: mind

In Defence of ‘Clean Eating’

I want to preclude this post by saying that I am a lifelong fan of gluten in all its forms. I adore cheese, I can polish off a Five Guys burger like there’s no tomorrow, and chocolate is my BFF. I am a fan of all food generally (except mushrooms, but let’s not get into […]

Imposter Syndrome & Not Being “Interesting”

I’m fairly sure that everyone has these days. Days where they feel blurred in the background, like the real you just isn’t being seen. When everyone on social media seems to be having big discussions and you can’t think of one measly tweet. You’re not especially sad or miserable. In fact, you’ve got it pretty good […]

Miss Representation

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.  – Alice Walker This quote introduces the documentary Miss Representation on Netflix. The film examines the mainstream media’s depiction of women, and how this contributes to the lack of females in positions of leadership. It’s something I genuinely feel […]

My Love/Hate Relationship with Facebook

Warning… It’s Complicated. Sorry, had to make that joke. Anyway, time to talk about my all-time favourite social media platform, Facebook. YEY. That was irony btw. Cause most of the time I can’t stand Facebook and its aggressive ads, annoying videos and mostly mindless news that I just can’t effing stop consuming. I’m so glad that social […]

Holiday Reading Recommendations

I don’t know about you but I am a BIG FAN of beach reads and will quite happily spend the day ignoring everyone else I’m on holiday with and getting lost in a book instead. Admittedly in the past few years my reading concentration has rapidly declined (thanks social media old buddy old pal) and […]

A Night at #IRLPanel

This week I had the pleasure of attending the brilliant #IRLPanel, the brainchild of bloggers Emma Gannon and Laura Jane Williams. The aim of their event is to bring together women from the internet for a night of meaningful conversation, self-empowerment and connection IRL (in real life for those who don’t like acronyms). Emma and Laura guided […]

10 Great Podcasts that Aren’t Serial

… Because everyone knows that Serial’s Season Two  isn’t a patch on Season One. Is it just me, or are podcasts having a real resurgence right now? Sorry if that statement offends any seasoned podcasters or podcastees, but I’ve only come to love and appreciate them in the past year or so. These days it seems as […]

7 Things I Learned from Big Magic, aka the Big Game-Changer

I was at the London Book Fair earlier this year when I first came across Big Magic. The huge poster that Elizabeth Gilbert’s publisher had put up on their stand caught just about everybody’s attention with its eye-popping fluorescent colours. This book was clearly going to make a statement. I didn’t get my hands on a copy until […]

Living in Fear + 5 Things I Learned From Marianne Williamson

I didn’t expect to write this kind of post, but ever since the horrific Paris attacks happened last month I feel like there has been a huge shift towards thinking and talking about fear. Understandably, we’re scared. I’ve heard first and second-hand accounts of people not going out at night, not taking public transport and even […]

New Book Reviews! Brooklyn, Dear Daughter, The Versions of Us + A Spool of Blue Thread

I promised you more reviews, right?! I’ve read some crackers recently and am getting on for two a week! Ten-year old me would be proud, I think. I read a few others aside from the below, but chose to handpick my faves and whaddayaknow? They all feature strong female characters dealing with the complexities of family […]