Not a Runner – Starting My Couch to 5K Challenge

When I was at school, I hated PE. Not only did I dislike the physical exertion, I hated being outside in the cold. Inevitably, PE almost always ended up a session of me defending myself from bullies in some way, or my poor skills because I never understood the rules Continue Reading

Turning Left- Why it’s Worth Pursuing the Lonely Path of An Unconventional Lifestyle

When you live an unconventional lifestyle, such as minimalism, the journey can be a lonely one, particularly if nobody around you understands.  This goes for anything, whether it’s quitting your job to run your own business, quitting alcohol, getting up at 5am every morning to write, or spending hours sketching 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

When Others Don’t Get It – How to Live The Life You Were Meant to Live

When you live a counter cultural lifestyle people will have something to say, usually by those closest to you.  As I’ve become more and more minimalist, one of the silliest comments said to me is ‘’you won’t be happy until you’re living in a cave and shitting in a hole 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

8 Tips to Beat the Post-Christmas Blues and Feel Better Than Ever Before

Post-Christmas Blues; usually characterised by feelings of emptiness, sadness and loneliness, typically sets in days after the festive celebrations have died down.  The run up to the big day is full of excitement, anticipation and time spent with family. For others, it is a big build up of anxiety.  Before Continue Reading