It's coming to the end of 2018. The beginning of the year feels like a long time ago. I was still at university, at the beginning of my fifth and final year - the beginning of the end - an end that was never near enough in sight. But now as I approach the new … Continue reading End of 2018
I have finally graduated from what feels like a lifetime undergraduate degree of dental surgery. I found out my results two weeks ago now, soon after the spoken exams which were the most difficult, terrifying and important exams I have ever had to do in the whole 5 years of Dental school. I am just … Continue reading Summer Update.
Sometimes we feel stuck, and we feel bad when we look at how well others are doing, other people with the life, body, career that we wish we had. But to compare yourself with anyone except yourself is not a fair comparison. How could it ever be? You should not be competing with anyone but … Continue reading Comparison
Recently I joined Toastmasters, an international public speaking club. I can't remember exactly where I heard about Toastmasters but it was something which I always had on the back of my mind to look into. Toastmasters, which originated from California has clubs across the world including many cities in the UK, so I was glad … Continue reading Here’s to Toastmasters!
The people who you are attracted to are those who possess are great qualities— whether that is intelligence, ambition, generosity, kindness or a loving, affectionate, romantic nature — the list is endless. But for you, to be able to attract high value/quality people, you must possess good, attractive qualities too. Attraction must be mutual. So if … Continue reading The Person You Want to Attract
In this digital day and age, we are constantly bombarded with information, and social interaction online and offline, it's no wonder we feel overwhelmed. Even if we are a good, cup half-full kind of busy, we can still feel overwhelmed. So what can we do — do we say no to things in attempt to have some … Continue reading Meditation: A Daily Escape
After much resentment, pain, and sadness, and much deliberation, analysis and introspection from what really did feel like my heart breaking (— they say emotional pain triggers the same neural pathways as physical pain), I realised that I am not perfect but that what I am is enough. I am human and humans … Continue reading Lessons from Heartbreak
I watched a TED talk recently about living to not regret anything. In it, Iman Aghay talks about his own experience of near death in his youth and the profound impact it had on his perspective of life and the life he had so far lived. Upon his miraculous recovery he felt deeply grateful to … Continue reading Dying Regrets, Living Regrets
Appearances, self image, how we view ourselves is paramount and affects us in everything we do. Yet our physical appearance and how others see us, can be very different from how we view ourselves - our self image. We all hold certain beliefs about ourselves, which manifests as particular traits we believe are part of … Continue reading Keeping Up Appearances
Sometimes you just feel down, in a funk for no particular reason - nothing bad has happened for you to feel this way, everything is just so so, life is okay. I used to feel bad when I felt this way, I thought something was wrong with me to not feel positive, happy and excited … Continue reading Being in a Funk