On being present: what is mindfulness really?

adjective: zen peaceful and calm. “she is kind and relaxed with a very zen energy about her” We could use many words to describe 2020 – chaotic, unpredictable or the fan-favourite unprecedented. I highly doubt many of us would choose words relating to peace, calm or zen. And yet, in the midst of all the…

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#positivevibesonly: How toxic positivity makes us unhappy

Let’s be real for a minute. This year has been beyond hard. We couldn’t see it coming, we don’t know where it’s going and many of us are still coming to terms with COVID-normal. When we’re going through hard times, a positive mindset can be very useful. It can remind us to be grateful and…

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How I fell out of love with writing

It’s been a while. Close to a year. So, where have I been? The simple answer is – I fell out of love with writing. The complex answer involves creative burnout and the two types of writing. Let’s start with the complex. When I think of creative burnout, I think of The Oatmeal’s comic ‘Creativity…

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