journalling, spirituality

Healing Addiction Via Buddhism + A Happy Birthday

Since my last blog post, I've been on a week-long Buddhist retreat and celebrated my 24th birthday. I'll insert a passage from my journal reflecting on turning 24: "That's a great age," women in their 30's tell me; but in a way, I feel more pressure upon hearing that. I receive it to mean that… Continue reading Healing Addiction Via Buddhism + A Happy Birthday

Thoughts On...

A Return To Writing + Thoughts On… Resistance + Creativity

I've spent a lot of time trying to heal. Where some suppress their demons and walk about with a sense of unease, I have stripped them bare; to my counsellors, to my friends - to myself. But I have been carrying around with me a sense of unease about something else - my creativity; in… Continue reading A Return To Writing + Thoughts On… Resistance + Creativity

Self Acceptance, Setting Intentions

Self Acceptance – Setting Intentions

The past couple of days, I've been feeling really lonely. I'm in a new city, in new accommodation, with new people. The place isn't really what I expected. In my room, I feel claustrophobic, isolated and lethargic. So I'm not the motivated and inspired person who wrote the last few blog posts. I sat down… Continue reading Self Acceptance – Setting Intentions

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Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Awareness

Training in self awareness came at the perfect time because this week has been pretty hectic. Work has been busy. Like, out of control busy. Like, you know when you have a few really important things that you need to do immediately but you physically can't because you're too busy? You can see tables covered in… Continue reading Thoughts On… A Week Of Self Awareness