• game of chess
    Gratitude,  mindset,  minimalism,  Self awareness,  Self growth,  self help

    The Power of Choice

    Photo by JESHOOTS.COM on Unsplash As far as health goes, I’ve been having a rough time lately. Weeks into my lovely new job, I tested positive for Covid (again), and although that was incredibly mild compared to the first time I caught it, I returned to work and immediately came down with a throat infection which has moved into my chest. It was kind of hilarious, actually, trying to support children in class when I had completely lost my voice. It was almost like playing a game of Taboo, with everyone trying to guess what I was miming, except there were no winners or losers. I’ve been sat in bed for most of…

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    Alcohol,  Health,  self help

    The Sober Minimalist – Why I’m Quitting Alcohol

    Photo by Eneko Uruñuela on Unsplash Despite this blog being centered around minimalism, this weekend I feel like sharing that I’m 3 weeks alcohol-free (which is actually a type of minimalism for the body if you think about it).  It’s not like I haven’t tried to quit before. Since my mid-twenties the longest I’ve ever gone without booze is 9 months when I was pregnant. The rest of the time I was drinking almost every evening, and the amount I was consuming each night was steadily creeping up. So were the amount of hangovers. I never used to be a big drinker. The only times I’d drink was on occasional boozy nights out…

  • Healing from the past,  Health,  mindset,  Self growth,  success

    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 to any of the sports (nor did I care).  I would much sooner have been nestled in the corner of the library reading a book.  One thing I did enjoy, however, was Cross Country. We used to have to run around the streets that went around our school, but in the end it got cancelled because kids were getting picked…