Celebrating the Slow Successes of January

The sun is finally setting on the first month of 2018. I say finally but to be quite honest, January hasn’t dragged for me. The last few days on Twitter have been filled with jokes about it being January 64th or it still being January 2018 in March 2052, but…

Aspects of Self-Care: 7 Solo Dates

Dating yourself isn’t a new concept – I know that. Dating yourself is, however, still hard to pull off if you’re a little nervous, lonely or short on time to get truly involved with romancing yourself. I’m a firm believer that we all need quality alone time. Even if you’re struggling…

My Favourite Scents of the Festive Season

There are many things that make Christmas Christmas – Christmas trees, gift-giving, pigs in blankets and even the sound of a champagne-since-9am fuelled nap. For me, there are always a few things that I only notice during the festive season, and many of them are smells and scents. Sure, some scents are…

Little Joys of the Festive Season That I Can’t …

You might be thinking that this post has been published a week or so early… but you sir, are mistaken. Sure, it may be a little early to start spreading the festive cheer (who am I kidding, it’s never too early) – but instead of typing up a Black Friday post…

A Note on the Pressure of Productivity

When was the last time a day off was exactly that – a day off from work and deadlines, pressure and doing the to-do list (even the fun stuff on there)? I can bet you that most of you reading this – especially if you’re a fellow blogger – can’t even remember…

9 Silver Linings That Make A Bad Day Better

Silver linings are the glimmers of hope that make facing the next thing easier. They may not fix everything – I mean, they sure as hell don’t – but when there’s no breathing room between the rock and the hard place, silver linings are the memories we’ll be grateful for. Now anyone…

5 Books to Read When Your Head’s A Mess

We all have those days, those weeks or (unfortunately) those months. They’re certain. Nothing can stop them from cropping up and the only thing that we can be sure of is that we all have our own ways of getting through them (or just waiting for them to pass). I have my…