Take A Moment II

How many times a day do you stop and notice your breath? I can't say it's something I do very often, but it's a habit I'm trying to cultivate. I used to meditate quite a lot a few years ago. I hope this doesn't sound too clichéd, but I was travelling in Spain and a [...]

Escape To The Countryside

Over the last few months, in an attempt to train for another Camino de Santiago in the summer (we can hope!), I’ve been going for long walks on weekends. I’ve found this times a very fruitful way to clear my head, especially when I’ve felt trapped inside during lockdown. It’s strange because I never used to be [...]

Keeping Busy II

Since the start of the second university semester, I’ve found myself reflecting on busyness again. A few weeks ago, I was finding my love again for languages by studying my own methods. But since seminars and lectures have started again, I’ve found my days filled up with these ‘obligations', deadlines and meetings. This is all [...]

I Wish It Could Be Valentine’s Day Everyday…

I live in a Western, Anglo-American culture that feels pressured to buy flowers, chocolates, and heart-shaped balloons every year for our loved ones. Don’t get me wrong, it’s kind to buy gifts for those we care about. But we can’t buy love, presence and affection. Often, it’s the thought that’s the most important thing.  The [...]

“Leave It ‘Till Tomorrow”

I often worry about the things I feel need to be done ‘today’ or even everyday. It’s important that we have routine and cultivate habits, but I fall into the trap of over-planning my days. I set my expectations too high and I feel like I’ve ‘had a bad day’ if I’ve not achieved all [...]