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Being Alone Not Lonely

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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I love being alone. That is not to say I don’t love people, my friends, my family and having a great time being around them, but I also love my own company. Part of it is to do with my introvert tendencies that being alone is actually pretty vital for my soul, but I’d argue it’s something everyone needs to be comfortable with. I’m always a little wary of those who feel the need to constantly be surrounded by people. To me it seems, on some level, you can’t be all the way good with who you are as a person if you’re not willing to spend one-on-one time with yourself on a regular basis. Scared to do it? That’s even more reason why you should.

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Friendship Culling

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Let me kick this off with a quote from modern day sing/rap poet laureate, Aubrey ‘Drake’ Graham: ‘Please do not speak to me like I’m that Drake from four years ago, I’m in a higher place.’

I hear you Aubrey, I hear you. And I do indeed relate, as I’m sure many of us do. Well, those of us who are actively trying to grow, change, learn, move forward, and generally do some shit with our lives. Doesn’t it always seem, no matter how well you’re doing, there’s always that one person waiting in the wings to remind you of that one time you weren’t? Yeah, fuck that guy.

Probably one of the hardest lessons as you enter a new phase in your life is that you can’t bring everyone with you. Some people naturally drop off, others you have to forcibly drop kick to get them out of your Zen zone. Either way, it’s important to know that that’s OK.

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Deferring Your Dreams

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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I had an epiphany a couple of months back. For as long as I could remember, I’ve had goals and dreams and an ideal life in mind. I’ve spent damn near every day trying to get closer to those ideals. And then one day I realised, it wasn’t working. Something was just…off. I wasn’t actually allowing myself to recognise the good. I was so busy chasing the next thing, trying to edge myself further and further up that sliding scale of success that I didn’t even recognise when I was being successful. My solution? I hit pause and decided to just live my life and enjoy it.

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Don’t Stop Moving. Period.

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

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I was fourteen when I started my period. I was late to the party, being the last among my girlfriends to get this ultimate gift of womanhood. I remember being impatient, really wanting it to finally arrive so I could be part of those bonding sessions with the other girls about cramps and hot water bottles and how to get out of PE.

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Classy Time – Jord Watches

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

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I last bought a watch about 10 years ago – a haphazard purchase in Heathrow airport waiting to board a flight and move to Tokyo. It was a D&G watch, it made me feel fancy. Watches are hard to pick. Like handbags, I feel like they say so much about you and your style. So, I’d wanted a new watch for a while, but no matter how hard I searched, I couldn’t find one I liked.

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Bring the Good Vibes

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Well, it’s about bloody time that I finally recorded a new episode of my podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life.

So here it is. This time, I’m talking all about spreading good energy and good vibes and the little ways in which we can all do that. It’s something I’ve become much more conscious of in my life recently and I wanted to explore the issue and see what you guys thought. So please do give me feedback – hop on Twitter and use the #NoBSPodcast to let me know your musings.

And of course, please subscribe to the podcast over on iTunes and rate it (hopefully highly!) so The No Bullshit Guide to Life can climb up those rankings.

Press play on the pic above or head on over to iTunes to listen.

Thaaaaanks!

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When Bangs Met Al Pacino

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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Alright, so I’ve lied already in the title. I didn’t actually meet Al Pacino, but I was in the same room as him. We shared the same air for a night – that has to count for something.

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When I heard Al Pacino was going to be doing a black tie dinner and Q & A event in Leeds, I immediately was all like ‘ZOMG! That’s worth the train ride from London town – get me in!!!’ With tickets ranging between £500 and £2000, it was looking unlikely that my dream of sharing air with the legend that is Pacino would ever happen.

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Stringer Bell Turns 2!

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

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Two years ago today, this glorious fur ball of love, Stringer Bell, came into the world. Prior to that, I was not a dog person (oooohhhh the irony when you see how loopy I am about this pup). We had a dog when I was a kid and it was troubled to say the least. That experience made me scared of dogs pretty much my whole life. Until I met Stringer.

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Digital Detox at The Four Seasons Hampshire

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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I’m always attached to some technological device or other. It’s something I’ve become more conscious of over recent months. The more I read about the detrimental effects of it and notice those effects in my own life and behaviour, I vow to make some changes to correct it. So, when the Four Seasons Hampshire invited me to try out their Digital Detox a couple of weeks ago, it seemed like a good place to start.

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Roaming Around Rome

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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If you follow me on social media, you’ll have been aware from my zillion smug updates that I spent a few days in Rome last week. Expedia recently did a guide to the city and invited me to go explore the place (as if you’d ever say ‘no’ to that invite). So, off I went, armed with my Expedia Guide to Rome and having never been there, I was pretty damn excited.

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