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!
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