Category Archive: Life advice

When toddlers become teens

I am by no means an amazing parent but I have been blessed with a child who is an angel. Even angels have to go through the teenage years though, and it is… Continue reading

I like quotes

I know they are cheesy. But I do believe that repeating positive affirmations helps to rewire our brains.

Memento Mori

Meditating on your mortality need not be depressing if you use it as a tool to find your priority and meaning, to gain some perspective and urgency. Use it as a reminder to… Continue reading

I like Getting Unstuck

I credit Pema Chodron with saving my life. Over and over again. It is thanks to her humour and kindness and wisdom, that I am not a gibbering mess. Whenever the buzz of… Continue reading

I like Maitri

I learnt about maitri from Pema Chodron. maitri is “unconditional friendliness,” toward ourselves…. …it’s important to be clear about what maitri means and not to come away with a misunderstanding of maitri as… Continue reading

I love Nanette

Oh my God. Nanette by Hannah Gadsby is life changing. I watched it yesterday and have felt winded ever since. It made me realise how much cultural bullying I have internalised. When she… Continue reading

Dancing with the beast

Since my cancer treatment has finished I have been struggling to get my head around it. Especially as my life is pretty much back to normal. Part of me wants to move on.… Continue reading

The journey

One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice — though the whole house began to tremble and you felt… Continue reading

Is it useful?

A site that I love and always read is Barking Up the Wrong Tree. I always find Eric’s writing on science and psychology so interesting and helpful. I want to record here some… Continue reading