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November 3, 2015 - Written by:

Run Baby Run


The auburn leaves underfoot and starkly bright mornings give me a very specific déjà vu – it marks one year since I began running. I love it most in the early morning and late evening, when the light flits, either fading or broadening. Needless to say, autumn is my favourite time of year. Positioned midway between the extremities of summer... Read the rest of this post...


October 30, 2015 - Written by:

Making Time for Me Whilst in a Relationship


I have always enjoyed my own space. Despite my yearnings for siblings as a child, I relished the almost total control of my time. I was lucky enough to have parents that didn’t push me into anything I didn’t want to do and this resulted in me doing very little, but having an absolutely blissful childhood to myself. (Image via)... Read the rest of this post...


October 28, 2015 - Written by:

Why I’m Fed Up With Technology And Why You Should Be Too

Hoverboard Joy

We are currently in an age where computer screens dominate our everyday lives. Wherever you turn, there is technology at its finest making life easier for us. An example being the controversial electric vehicle called the Segway, eliminating the need to walk to and from places. How wonderful – not. I have now come to a point where I just... Read the rest of this post...


October 23, 2015 - Written by:

‘Ah, Yes, the Past Can Hurt’… But it Can Also Remind You of Your Best Self.


I had a shit day this week. One of those days where everything piles on top of you. First, my mother called me at 7am from Karachi. She had to go last-minute because my sweet, mischievous, intelligent and beautiful granny passed away a few days ago, something I am still dealing with. Although it was lovely hearing my mum’s voice,... Read the rest of this post...


October 22, 2015 - Written by:

Mind: Five Ways To Well-Being


In the next year, 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health issue. That’s pretty scary, right? But don’t panic, the mental health charity ‘Mind’ have five steps to maintaining a healthy well-being. These are steps that we can all incorporate into our daily lives: 1. Connect Relationships are important for keeping ourselves connected to those we love... Read the rest of this post...


October 21, 2015 - Written by:

Is The ‘New’ Age Making You Ungrateful Or Ambitious?


Do you have food, shelter and good people around you? Do you have a job and some money in your pocket, not rich but definitely enough to get by and go to Shoreditch once a month, eat out and have some fun? People around you praise your achievements and tell you how ‘lucky’ you are?  That you should not really... Read the rest of this post...


October 14, 2015 - Written by:

‘Why Are You Vegan?’


‘Why are you vegan?’ Over the past two years, I’ve had plenty of practice at answering this question. It is commonly preceded by me explaining what a vegan is – someone who does not eat dairy, meat, eggs or honey; who does not wear leather, wool or silk; who avoids exploitation of animals as far as possible. The short version,... Read the rest of this post...


October 9, 2015 - Written by:

6 Top Tips for Facing your Fears


Fact: Fear is an inevitable feeling you’ll experience during your way up in life and is a feeling people should not be ashamed about. (Image via) To have success you need to have gone through failure and to some extent a little fear. That’s why I’ve come to the idea that fear is something that needs to be embraced. I know this... Read the rest of this post...


September 30, 2015 - Written by:

Picture Perfect Depression

heart break

If, for whatever reason, you find you have a spare minute, a desire to procrastinate, a day off and no more Real Housewives of Atlanta to watch, or maybe out of genuine interest, Google image ‘depression’. Today I did. I had a mid-week day off, no Millionaire Matchmaker on TV and so a thousand cups of tea and half an... Read the rest of this post...