Beating Imposter Syndrome

Photo by Fares Hamouche on Unsplash Sometimes, I don’t post for a period of time. I intend to, but I often find that weeks go by or a whole month before I get my writing head on and publish another article. And quite often I’ll tell myself ‘I haven’t had time’. ‘I don’t Continue Reading

Kicking Writer’s Doubt in the Ass

I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember.  When I was a child, my parents bought me a typewriter with those tall keys you have to really press down on to make the letter print on the paper. Later, they bought me an electronic one where you Continue Reading

Starve Your Inner Critic and Claim Back Your Power

Almost everybody has an inner critic, that snide, sniggering, scoffing voice at the back of your head that says you aren’t good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, strong enough, or deserving enough.  And let’s face it -with all the ways we have to compare ourselves to everyone around us nowadays, Continue Reading

The Helping Hand of Failure – Why I Recover Faster

I’m not perfect.  Nobody’s perfect.  Yet there’s this expectation in society that if you don’t have a high-profile job and don’t own the latest and greatest stuff, you’re no good.  Marketers constantly try to convince you you’re lacking in life if you don’t own the latest phone, celebrity endorsed cologne, Continue Reading

New Year Still Me

Why New Years Resolutions Don’t Work And How You Can Master Yourself PERMANENTLY I know it’s a little on the late side since January has well and truly kicked off, but Happy New Year to you all!   And how are those New Year resolutions going? Still going strong, or starting Continue Reading

Stop Being a Writer in Hiding: Rediscovering Your Writer Self

I am participating in the Writing Contest: You Are Enough, hosted by Positive Writer. I am a writer. You are a writer. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be reading this. And just like you, I sometimes suffer from torturous levels of self-doubt.  I haven’t published any books – yet. But Continue Reading

How to Deal With Toxic People and Better Understand Yourself in the Process

Minimalism is more than just about decluttering your home and your schedule. It can also apply to people and relationships in your life that are causing you stress or harm. So, this week’s post is all about how to deal with toxic people.  You know the kind of person; they Continue Reading

How To Minimise the Past And Maximise the Future

If I told you minimalism and self-growth is straight-forward and easy, I would be lying.  Minimalism requires lots of hard decision-making, consistency, and dealing with memories both good and bad.  Self-growth requires confronting and accepting hard truths about ourselves and our situations and learning to move forwards while becoming better Continue Reading

I Changed My Mindset and Started Living – So Can You!

This week, I finally completed a videogame I’ve had for years called Alien Isolation. For years I would make a certain amount of progress, only to get stuck, scared out of my wits, and quit. It’s only in the past few months I plucked up the courage to restart it Continue Reading