Creativity · Mental Health · Mindfulness · Self Esteem

Creativity and the Depression Addiction

I previously wrote a post about trying to rediscover my creativity by following a 12 week course of Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way . Unfortunately halfway through the course I broke my arm and never got round to completing it. However, it still made a significant impact on me engaging with my creativity again. As… Continue reading Creativity and the Depression Addiction

Mental Health · Mindfulness

Looking After Yourself During Stressful Times

It’s been a tough few months and just like any human, sometimes my good intentions with regards to my own wellbeing can fly out of the window. Trying too hard to spin the many plates of life, I find myself energy depleted. Even meditation has turned into a series of sitting practice that turns into… Continue reading Looking After Yourself During Stressful Times

Mindfulness

Is Your Pride Holding You Back?

Recently I have been thinking about how pride can be a tricky and sly personality trait. Often we can hear words like ‘take pride in your work’ or ‘take pride in your achievements’. Whilst these common phrases are meant in an encouraging and unharmful manner, we should also be aware that too much pride can… Continue reading Is Your Pride Holding You Back?

Lifestyle · Mindfulness

An Unexpected Encounter

Yesterday I had an unexpected encounter. Living in a village with the fresh country air and the nearby farmers fields, I usually enjoy my morning walk to the train station. I observe the changes of the season, the morning sky dimming day by day as autumn-winter sets in, and the yellow, red and brown leaves… Continue reading An Unexpected Encounter

Happiness · Lifestyle · Mindfulness

Treasure Your Love

Today I am writing about treasuring and valuing the impermanence of all things and people in life. Sometimes we can forget what treasures – whether large or small – we have in life and take things for granted. Worse still, we can spend time wishing that people could be different or that things could be… Continue reading Treasure Your Love

Mental Health · Mindfulness

How to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

It’s nearing the end of summer in the UK, with the weather taking a nasty turn. For those of us living in countries with different climatic seasons, it can be difficult to adjust to the colder, darker months. Many of us suffer from the ‘winter blues’ or ‘seasonal affective disorder (with the rather apt acronym… Continue reading How to Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder

Good Causes · Lifestyle · Mindfulness

Living A Peaceful Life

It’s World Peace Day, so I wanted to write a special post to celebrate this important day by exploring how to live a peaceful life. With the world in its war torn state and political turmoil, it’s important for each one us to take stock of how we can contribute to a more peaceful world.… Continue reading Living A Peaceful Life