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December 21, 2015 - Written by:

On Why It’s Never Too Late to Dream Again


This time of year always has me thinking about dreams and goal-setting for the New Year. But what people don’t talk about so much is the importance of picking yourself up after a dream has shattered, and, when that happens, having the courage to dream again. If the loss of a dream has crushed you in the past, this is... Read the rest of this post...


December 7, 2015 - Written by:

6 Things You Should Know About Your Amazing Brain!


I don’t know about you but sometimes I get a bit fed up of all this positive thinking spiel. ‘Let it go’, ‘be happy’, ‘YOLO’, ‘peace mannn’. GAHHHH, STOP TALKING TO ME! Often when I am in the midst of trials in my personal life I can get frustrated with positive mantras because I don’t really see how all these... Read the rest of this post...


November 25, 2015 - Written by:

Hey Man, Stop Flaking on Me!


The other month an old colleague messaged me on a social networking site asking about working together. I replied promptly, enthused and excited about this potential new collaboration. And guess what? She never wrote back.  Wait a tick, did I miss something here? You contacted me, lady?! And yet 2 months later – I’M STILL WAITING. (Image via) What happened? Did... Read the rest of this post...


September 28, 2015 - Written by:

15 Tips to Get Published Online


Writing is a journey. For the past three years, I have been lucky enough to work with an awesome team of writers and editors as well as contribute to some great websites. Along the way I have made plenty of cock-ups, learnt lots of lessons and sharpened up my skill set. I decided to write down a list of some of... Read the rest of this post...


September 7, 2015 - Written by:

4 Reasons, whatever you are going through, you are STILL the hero of your life.

Hit-Girl (Chloe Moretz)

What constitutes a hero? Talent? Charisma? Abs that can crack walnuts? Legs that look good in a loin cloth? Yes please. But seriously. Sometimes when life is kicking you up the ass and you’re struggling to get up in the morning – it’s very hard to feel like a hero. But as it turns out, THAT’S TOTALLY OKAY FOLKS. As... Read the rest of this post...


June 30, 2015 - Written by:

Suzie Parkus Answers Your Dating Questions: Part 4


Sex on first date. Yay or nay? – From Anonymous  Oh gees, this is a pretty common question with a not so simple answer. First it depends how you met. Then it matters as to the build up conversation to the forthcoming date and whether you have been at all suggestive and creating an element of lust and desire. If... Read the rest of this post...


May 26, 2015 - Written by:

How to NOT Lose Friends and Alienate People (During a Breakup)


Let’s get real, when you go through a break up you might act like a bit of a douchebag towards your friends. Being the ‘best friend’ in someone else’s breakup situation is a privilege and a joy but it’s also EMOTIONALLY DRAINING, man! I know, I know, you don’t mean to. You’re NOT a bad person. You’re going through internal hell.... Read the rest of this post...


May 18, 2015 - Written by:

On Being Confident: Learning Jenny Garrett’s Three A’s


We all have fears, but I have been thinking recently about how far we let our fears permeate into our lives in the realist of ways? Do your fears hold you back? Do they stress you out? Do you allow them to chain you and obliterate your self-confidence in situations where you have every opportunity to shine? So here’s a confession…... Read the rest of this post...


May 5, 2015 - Written by:

Power to the Underdog: What Are You Made Of?


Don’t you love a good underdog movie? Dude, it’s one of my favourite types of story. The underdog is the last person anyone expects to be successful. They are the least likely to win. They have all the odds stacked against them and yet… they overcome both internal and external barriers to achieve success. *Fist pump.* In the Lord of the Rings... Read the rest of this post...