Blog, Self Discovery

Thinking or doing?

Thinking or doing?  I think a lot. About so many different things – the obvious ones, like my research, and the less obvious ones, like whether I replied to that message 6 years ago with the right tone of voice, or just exactly how uncomfortable I will feel wearing whatever I’ve decided to wear in… Read More Thinking or doing?

Blog, Self Discovery

Fleeting reaction vs deep time emotion

Fleeting reaction versus deep time emotion.  I’ve noticed something weird over the past few years. As I grow older and settle into myself, finally, I still find myself comparing others’ success to my own, even though underneath I know that really it doesn’t matter. It’s hard to really explain what I mean, but I’m going… Read More Fleeting reaction vs deep time emotion

Blog, Self Discovery

Fatigue and Memory

Fatigue and Memory.  CFS/ME is  weird condition to have. A list of symptoms as long as my arm (and then some) goes without saying, but the one I find to be particularly disturbing is my lack of memory. I can remember most things. Information for uni. Things I did in the past. Many embarrassing incidents… Read More Fatigue and Memory

Blog, Self Discovery

Choice

Choice. Last night I was miserable, moaning. In a dark mood, feeling an anger inside that ground me down. I sat on the settee and harrumphed, feeling ever-so-sorry for myself. I hate feeling like this, I told myself for the thousandth time. If only… …and then it hit me. I really, really dislike this person… Read More Choice

Blog, Self Discovery

Finding my Place

Finding my place. I never really slotted in, truly. I wasn’t a cool kid. I wasn’t overly popular, I wasn’t stand-out good at anything. I had lovely friends but always felt a little outside. On the inside. I never really had anything to define me, save the odd obligatory teenage boyband obsession and my crazy… Read More Finding my Place

Blog, Self Discovery, Simplicity

Thoughts on social media

Thoughts on social media.  I watched illustrator Julia Bausenhardt’s video on giving up social media the other day, and it really struck a chord with me. I’ve tried hard to quit social media before, countless times (if you’re a long time reader of the blog you might know!), always lasting just a few weeks before… Read More Thoughts on social media

Blog, Mental Health, Self Discovery

Ten Years On

It’s the day before New Year’s eve and it’s the end of a decade. I feel like I’ve missed something, missed out on years of time flashing past me before I noticed. I feel as though the years between 26 and 36 have been a blur. So much has happened, yet here I still am.… Read More Ten Years On

Blog, Self Discovery, Simplicity, Small Changes

Small changes: Natural deodorant by Norfolk Natural Living

Trying out a natural deodorant from Norfolk Natural Living. I’ve switched back and forth between deodorants for a few years now, always meaning to buy a natural version. I used a natural tin deodorant for a while, which worked, however I found my underarms getting irritated the longer I used it. After some research I… Read More Small changes: Natural deodorant by Norfolk Natural Living

Blog, Outdoors, Self Discovery, Small Changes

Positive Impact

In recent years, it’s become increasingly important to me to live ever more softly on the land. I’ve been consumed by big thoughts, deep, soul-searching questions about my place on this little blue dot we call Earth. I wonder how I can best make an impact on the life around me. What can I do… Read More Positive Impact

Blog, Self Discovery, Simplicity, Small Changes

Small Changes: A Project

The year is drawing to a close ( I like to get ahead and think of the end of October as my starting point. Samhuinn and all that) and instead of resolutions, I’ve been using loose themes for the last few years. This last year I wanted to be more honest with myself and with… Read More Small Changes: A Project