Why Is Life So Hard (Sometimes)?

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”– Confucious I think we can convince ourselves at times that the word ‘simple’ is synonymous with ‘boring’. And no-one wants a boring life, right? So what do we do, we fill our day with numerous ‘tasks’, be it in the physical sense or simplyContinue reading “Why Is Life So Hard (Sometimes)?”

Do We Put *Unnecessary Pressure On Ourselves?

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius. Perhaps the best cure to all of our deepest worries in life isn’t in the chapters of the latest self help book, but in the caves of our ancestors. Wouldn’t life be a whole lot less stressful if we just ran barefootContinue reading “Do We Put *Unnecessary Pressure On Ourselves?”

Boredom-Busting Ideas

I’ve been trying to find new ways to keep myself occupied, especially since ‘winter is coming; and we all know what that entails. Stomach ulcers from too much hot tea drinking and cold sores from too much mistletoe snogging (well perhaps not this year mind you). Anyway the fact is I’m finding that boredom isContinue reading “Boredom-Busting Ideas”

Can Even Mushroom Clouds Have Silver Linings?

Can even mushroom clouds have silver linings? Can we find positives among the negatives that have arisen due to the global spread of the life-threatening virus – ‘coronavirus’?   This is not an attempt to turn my head away from  the serious consequences that the contagious virus has had on our lives, the mortality, theContinue reading “Can Even Mushroom Clouds Have Silver Linings?”

What’s Your Biggest Pet Peeve(s)?

This thought infiltrated my mind with the waft of a ‘ploughman’s lunch’ on the train during my early morning commute to work today. For anyone unfamiliar with this term ‘ploughman’s lunch’, you’ve lived a very sheltered childhood, a very lucky childhood. It’s basically a cheese (sewage) and pickle sandwich, and the scent and sight ofContinue reading “What’s Your Biggest Pet Peeve(s)?”

Change

I feel like I’m in such a weird space at present, no sooner have I moved flat than I’m trawling the jobboards of everything from Indeed.com to Craigslist (ok maybe not Craigslist).  Being a seasoned veteran on these job sites is not something I’m proud of, frequenting them so much that Google ads now popContinue reading “Change”

How Do I Get Over My Fear Of Public Speaking?!

If you’re only a few months into a job and your bosses bring you into a room and ask you if you’d like to do a presentation, do you honestly think you could say ‘no’ in that moment?   This was my exact predicament and now I’ve landed myself right in it. I’ve a presentationContinue reading “How Do I Get Over My Fear Of Public Speaking?!”

Sexual Assault – Should We Be Allowed To Carry Weapons?

The air is frosty, I’m wearing open-toed heels as I briskly walk towards the direction of my house, it’s the small hours of Sunday morning, and a few seconds earlier I was saying bye to my friends at the bar. I only live 15 minutes away, heels are hard to walk in I tell myself,Continue reading “Sexual Assault – Should We Be Allowed To Carry Weapons?”

How To Feel Better About Yourself

To help yourself – help others. Today as part of the company charity day I helped out at Brixton Soup Kitchen, a service providing hot meals and clothing to those in need, including homeless people and people suffering with mental health issues. Of course my interest was to help those in need but strangely enoughContinue reading “How To Feel Better About Yourself”

Bullying In The Workplace

Being bullied is never an easy thing to deal with, and compounding the matter is dealing with bullying from someone at your place of employment. In this situation you really are stuck between a rock and a hard place, for alot of us, we can’t just get up and move jobs or tell the bullyContinue reading “Bullying In The Workplace”

The Struggle Of Trying To Eat Healthily

I would rather bite  my own tongue OFF than put another rice cracker with low fat margarine IN my mouth. You read that correctly, self-maiming seems like a healthier option as oppose to a life full of flavourless feeding habits.  I’m in no way against people being as healthy as they can be, I’m justContinue reading “The Struggle Of Trying To Eat Healthily”