How To Not Shy Away From Difficult Situations

Do you ever get that turn in your stomach? The one when you're about to do something that you really don't want to do? Have you felt that fluttering all over your body when you want to say no but you've already said yes to an upcoming situation you'd rather avoid? I acknowledged these kinds of feelings in my post 'How To Stop Saying Yes & Regain Your Life'. Here I talked about becoming less of a 'yes' person and more of a 'me first' kind of gal. But it did get me thinking.
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What Happened When I Tried To Move To NYC

A.K.A the 'concrete jungle where dreams are made of'. Well that was quite literally the case for me. The first time I visited New York was one Christmas a few years ago. It had been six months in the planning; Christmas Day at Maddison Square Garden to watch Bulls v Knicks, dinner at The Four Seasons and various other restaurants plus VIP tickets for NYE at Jay Z's club. Lil Wayne had just been let out of prison and was at Times Square - it was all very exciting (ha!). It wasn't the glitz and glamour that drew me to my decision to try to move there though but the atmosphere, the people and the culture. It was then I decided, I had to move to New York alone and get a job.
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Why We All Need A ‘To Do Never’ List

To do lists, places to be, people to see, emails to read and plans to make... Phew. I'm tired even thinking about what I've got to do in the next couple of weeks. In life, in addition to thousands of other people I'm always being told how to be organised, how to be productive and how to force relaxation to train our body into winding down. It all feels a bit synthetic doesn't it? I'm sure I'm not alone in sometimes closing my bedroom door, sighing and just saying 'enough'.rewa
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Are You Thinking Of Starting A Blog?

Some people start a blog as a hobby. Some down to fear of missing out. Others do it to get noticed as an influencer in their category. Lots intend on becoming bigger than their blog, noticed as an aspirational figure, a consultant or minor 'celebrity'. Whatever the reason at the heart is context and curation.
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How To Fake What You Don’t Know

Of course opportunities present themselves but it's the choices you make that can make the difference. So how can you act in those situations where an opportunity is there but you're at risk of saying/doing the wrong thing and losing it? Here's how I like to fake what I don't know.
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How Blogging Full Time Has Changed Me As A Person

Occupation? “Blogger”…. Daniel and I recently went to give notice on our wedding and met with a wedding registrar to go through all the legalities for the big day. They asked are we related? “Hope not”. Am I already married? “Not that I’m aware of?”… It’s when it came to my occupation that I hesitated. I’ve been blogging for around 5 months full time and this is only the second time I’ve been asked what I…
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What I Will & Won’t Compromise On

In Relationships There’s no denying that being in love, true love, is one of the best feelings in the world. Relationships can be all encompassing for an individual and whilst some are great, others take a lot of work. But no matter what your relationship status there’s an important skill needed. One that’s often the basis of agreements, happiness and positivity. It’s compromise. What’s been most interesting as I’ve grown in age is what I will and…
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How To Be The CEO Of Your Own Life

For me, life needs to be fully rounded in order to be fulfilled. Variation, friends and hobbies are super important to me. Although I'm guilty of sometimes not having the right balance of work, play and exercise, in the back of my mind there's always that niggling feeling that with a bit of consideration and a few alterations, I could have a truly fruitful life. Whether my particular focus is my career, wellbeing, family or home, there's no denying that guidance, planning and direction can boost productivity. It helps to achieve ambitions and generally win at life. I'm constantly researching different ways to help me become more focused and happy.
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Why January Is Crucial To This Year’s Success

As I write this I’m wearing my fiancés jumper and my PJ bottoms. A gift from my Nan last Christmas. It’s 11am – a bit too early to put the heating on yet. Daniel pays for the gas so I feel a twinge of guilt blasting the heating from morning until evening. Even more so when I head out for the day and leave it on. I’ll give it a few more minutes. Working from home…
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An Honest Insight Into Blogging & Bullying

& Why I Can’t Keep Quiet About This As I write this I feel a host of emotions. Sadness, anger, frustration, annoyance, agitation. I’m incensed. Livd. I’m never normally one to lose my cool or to write such a strongly opinionated post that focuses on such a negative subject but I can’t help myself today. I’m upset. Exasperated. Perhaps I might calm down and not even post this but right now, I need to get it…
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This Post Might Just Save Your Life

You’ll have seen me write about my family experience with Cancer before. It’s been in my family past and present. My late grandmother died four years ago. It wasn’t Breast Cancer but to this day, I still remember vividly her time dealing with Cancer, her battle and her unfortunate and hugely sad passing. Cancer affects family, friends and the person who has it. I’d give my right arm to have her back with us or…
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The 5 Minute Mind Workout

& Why Every Busy Person Needs This Being ‘in the moment’, being present and being aware. Having purpose, having a realisation, gaining clarity. Considering our deliberate actions, considering our body and thinking about our emotions. We could be here all day talking about this couldn’t we. But there’s a reason I’m mentioning it on the blog. Additionally, I’m conscious that once we’re actually aware of what mindfulness is, it makes us all the more patient and tolerant when…
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