Getting Back on the Metaphorical Horse

That good old metaphorical horse, eh? Well I’m back on it in terms of travelling and exploring after about a year and a half of trying to shoe-horn myself back into a ‘normal’ life. Everyone is different and everyone is on their own journey. Even if you don’t understand or agree with someone else’s path, it’s their business and their decision. I have been guilty of trying to change someone else’s plans, and have also been on the receiving end of this. But I’ve learned…

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The Art of Gratitude and Appreciation

Mindfulness

Want to know how to really change your life? Well, it’s easy – all you need is gratitude and appreciation. Due to our culture (particularly in the West), social conditioning, and many years of practice, it’s really easy to default to a negative or pessimistic way of thinking. Quite often, without even realising it, we moan and complain our way through each day. And this constant barrage of negativity really does have a big impact on our outlook on life. So what can we do?…

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The Start of Something Spiritual

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I never thought I’d say this, but I have embarked on a spiritual journey with the intention of finding a bit of inner peace. Is this a cliché? Yes. Is this something which would have previously made me scream and run for the hills? Yes. Is being ‘spiritual’ on trend at the moment? Apparently yes. But with all that being said, if you genuinely want to be at peace with yourself and your surroundings, there is no better feeling. You can’t fake genuinely feeling good.…

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My Journey to Minimalism

I’ve never been a huge fan of wandering around the shops for hours, arms laden with bags full of new clothes and shoes. But I do like having new things, and in the past I have been an online-ninja-shopper! However, for the past year I have been on a personal mission to trim down my belongings, stop buying into consumerism, and generally live a more minimalistic lifestyle. This time last year when I first started to seriously think about moving abroad, I kept thinking “but…

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