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)

5 Inspiring & Informative Books to Read

I wanted to share some books that I’ve read that have inspired and informed me in really pertinent ways! 1. The Power of Now; a Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle This book highlights how identifying with rigid identities (built from our thought processes and experiences as individuals) can lead to unnecessary emotional suffering. It invites a deconstruction of our egoic selves in the place of a more more fluid, connected, perspective in which each individual forms part of a much larger collective.  It also promotes techniques for focusing on the present moment as a path towards enlightenment.   … Continue reading 5 Inspiring & Informative Books to Read

What I do for Self Care

I spent sooo many days this winter with a lingering flu/cold. This meant lots of time in bed, sleeping, eating crappy foods, not being super social or active, etc. And I know that eating well, being active and social, and having a routine are super important factors to keep me feeling happy/healthy. So this period of inactivity has left me feeling extremely drained and overall my habits are less healthy than before. In order to start feeling the best I possibly can, and to remind myself how to pick back up from future gloomy/sicky days, I put together a little list of … Continue reading What I do for Self Care

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

Clearing the Closet, Clearing the Mind

Wow it’s been a long time since I’ve been motivated to write something on here. Between work, studying my masters, and seeing my mom off on a year long journey in New Zealand, I have become very distracted. My mind has been full and my mindfulness practice and other self care has often been neglected. Things have calmed a bit in the last couple of weeks, and I have been able to think about my next chapter (another 5 months down the line yet, but time is going quickly). I’ve been thinking about what I want to carry forwards with … Continue reading Clearing the Closet, Clearing the Mind

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