Living the Adventure (Wherever You Are)

I’m super guilty of having a wandering eye when it comes to adventures, traveling, and living in other places to where I currently am. This is likely the product of spending time growing up in several different countries, and the inherent struggle around where truly feels like ‘home’. It may also be the product of studying things like history & classical civilisations, art, spanish, archaeology & anthropology as a young person; being introduced to the development of human kind and the diversity of culture that exists on our planet makes me want to learn and grow by connecting with new … Continue reading Living the Adventure (Wherever You Are)

Starting the New Year with Gratitude

Did you know that our brains are programmed to inherently focus on the negative rather than positive? This could be due to evolutionary survival purposes, social conditioning, and/or other reasons. And it inevitably has an impact on any mental health difficulties we are facing (both as individuals and societies). But with practice we can shift our default ways of thinking to promote more healthy, happier minds. One good way of incorporating gratitude as an aspect of your everyday life is to keep a gratitude/appreciation (for both yourself and others) journal! It’s the beginning of another year, a good time to … Continue reading Starting the New Year with Gratitude

Exploring Mindfulness

Mindfulness is something I’ve been thinking about and practicing over the past couple years in one form or another. Over time and where I’m at now, it has become a more tangible and definable state of being. The more I strengthen my mindfulness practice the more engrained it is in my every day life, and is something I can never lose. For me mindfulness and looking after my wellbeing is about self-awareness (noticing how I feel in situations), self-care (knowing what I need to feel comfortable or happy, and creating that for myself), connecting to other people and the world, approaching situations with … Continue reading Exploring Mindfulness