Shedding the Weight of Perfectionism

Perfectionism. What is it and how do we overcome it? That's a vast question with many potential answers, but I think Brené Brown explains it best in just these few lines from her book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are: Perfectionism is... Continue Reading →

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Surviving the Death of a Dream During Seasons of Change

Have you ever wanted something with all your heart, and, when you finally get it, you discover it's not what you thought it would be? I think that's happened to most of us, maybe even on more than one occasion. If it hasn't happened to you, then count yourself lucky. For those of you who... Continue Reading →

When It All Becomes Too Heavy, Let Go

Several months ago, a guided meditation app was recommended to me because I'm an anxious person who overthinks everything from her breakfast to her socks. I needed something to help me relax (something I've never been good at), so I gave it a shot. The ten-minute meditation guides you through breathing techniques and instructs you... Continue Reading →

Same Place, New Adventure

From the moment my plane landed on the sprawling tarmac of Edinburgh's airport, I felt a tingle of excitement rushing through my stomach. It had been a little over two years since I was last in Scotland and seeing it's familiar face felt surreal at that moment. The trees, the cloudy sky, the crisp air... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

Not long ago, a friend of mine reminded me that it’s okay to change my mind. Funny how it’s so easy to forget such a simple thing, though it’s not surprising. We live in a society that spends a lot of time telling us that we must follow a specific plan for our lives and... Continue Reading →

Navigating Comfort Zone Conundrums

I always see motivational quotes and images telling people to get outside of their comfort zones, but what does that mean really? Do we crumple up our comfort zones like used paper and discard them in a bin? Do we straddle the fine lines between comfort and discomfort? These quotes and images tell us what... Continue Reading →

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