Self-care isn’t always about manicures, bubble baths and healthy food. Sometimes it is forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again. – Meredith Marple

So I want to talk a little about social anxiety, social introversion and the importance of those little acts of self-preservation. For as long as I know I have had a certain battery life when it comes to being social. I can very easily stay at home, close my curtains and watch endless episodes of … Continue reading Self-care isn’t always about manicures, bubble baths and healthy food. Sometimes it is forcing yourself to get out of bed, take a shower and participate in life again. – Meredith Marple

2014 in review – blog stats!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading 2014 in review – blog stats!

On believing in love in a world that doesn’t….

I was brought up reading fairytales. As a little girl I was fed a strong intellectual diet of true love, dragon slaying, fairy godmothers and a sprinkling of magic. Little girls are brought up believing in fairytales and believing that love conquers all. Yet, at some point, once that little girl has grown into an … Continue reading On believing in love in a world that doesn’t….

Travel Tales: Ama La Vida

For the last three weeks, I have had the pleasure of travelling around the beautiful South American country of Ecuador.¬†Ecuador is a diverse little part of the world with so much to offer. From the beautiful, lush green of the Amazon rainforest to the volcanic landscape of the Andes, the dramatic landscape as you travel … Continue reading Travel Tales: Ama La Vida

On flaws, beauty and vulnerability {International Women’s Day 2014}

I recently turned thirty. The age of thirty often has an ominous sound to it. For whatever reason, society has turned the age of thirty into a turning point in a woman's life. Suddenly the fun and carefree twenties are over and we are now past our prime. And yet, why is it that I … Continue reading On flaws, beauty and vulnerability {International Women’s Day 2014}

Running on Empty

Attention: Wordy Post Ahead..... Two of my Thirty Before 30 involve running. Running is something I've fairly recently taken up and no one was more surprised that I to find that I actually enjoy it. While I'm never going to be a competitive runner, nor am I going to be ready for a marathon quite … Continue reading Running on Empty

Halfway through a Dozen Below The Line

I'm officially at the halfway point of my dozen days Living Below The Line. Today I went shopping for ingredients for my second week. Safe in the knowledge that I still had some bits and pieces left over from the first week below the line, I was looking for a bit of variety away from … Continue reading Halfway through a Dozen Below The Line