Dealing With Your Baggage

Whoop, there it is! The latest episode of my podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life, is finally live. This week, I’m talking about dealing with your baggage – so necessary! Click above to listen and of course, I’d love it if you subscribed over on iTunes as well.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 10th, 2015 No Comments » Tags: , , ,

Review: Momo

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Since this year I’m all about diving in, doing different stuff, nurturing the soul, spending time with friends and generally doing shit that makes me happy, when I received an invitation to review Momo restaurant, I figured that ticked all the boxes and I would go ahead and indulge. ‘Cause you know what? I don’t tend to take myself out for swanky meals nearly as often as I should. So, if you fancy being fancy, read on.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 9th, 2015 2 Comments » Tags: , , ,

Lazy Sunday Reads

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Kick your feet up. Chill out. Grab a cuppa. It’s time to catch up on some good reading matter. Here’s a little list of the good stuff I’ve read around the web this week.

Dating in the Hook Up Culture – for the other singletons out there, we already know it’s a minefield.

This is a great piece by Eddie Huang about getting his book ‘Fresh Off The Boat’ picked up as a sitcom on network television and the power of trying to stick to your truths in a system that’s stacked against you.

THIS about texting. All of this. Sometimes I just want us all to take our phones and dump them at the bottom of the ocean. They’re making us become assholes. Or at least highlighting our already asshole-ish tendencies. Or something.

Japanese people are losing interest in sex and it’s massively effecting their economy and the future of the country – this is a pretty fascinating read.

In Praise of Limits – I really like this piece. It’s short and sweet, but it gave me lots of food for thought. What limits would you put on yourself? I may set myself some and see if they prompt some positive changes.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 8th, 2015 1 Comment » Tags:

Dealing with Overwhelm

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I’ve realised recently that there’s a perception among my friends, associates, social media followers that I have my shit together. People seem to think I’m an endless stream of positive light who’s all rainbows and unicorns. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a lover of life and my tent is pitched very firmly in the ‘glass half full’ camp, but can I be all the way honest for a second? Sometimes shit gets really hard. Sometimes I get totally overwhelmed. Sometimes I wanna just curl up in bed with the covers over my head and pretend life ain’t happening for a bit. (Phew! That was a lot – glad I got that out there!) I’m coming out of a week where the level of overwhelm in my life was ridiculous, but it’s either gonna eat you up, or you’re gonna deal with it, so how have I bitch slapped overwhelm back down to regular grade ‘whelm’?

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on February 5th, 2015 17 Comments » Tags: ,

Monday Pep Talk

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Scared of Monday? Did you have that not in the pit of your stomach last night? Didn’t wanna get up? Want the world to drift away so you can enjoy those last lingering moments of your weekend?

Here’s the thing: either you think Monday’s a bitch or you make it YOUR bitch.

I vote for the latter.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 26th, 2015 2 Comments » Tags:

How to Be Successful

The third episode of my podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life, is now live. This week I’m talking about being successful. Ahh success; how to get it, what it means and most importantly, how to define it on your own terms. You can listen by clicking on the pic above, subscribing on iTunes, or downloading the acast app.

Pretty please do subscribe and spread the word. I can’t wait to make this podcast bigger and better. Thanks for listening!

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 21st, 2015 No Comments » Tags: , , ,

How to Form New Habits

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This time of year, a lot of us are thinking of making or breaking new habits. I need to make and break a few myself and am really making a concerted effort to get my frikkin’ act together, ’cause I’m sick of myself y’all. SICK OF MYSELF! Gah! Let me get specific: insomnia is slowly testing my last good nerve. It’s not a new problem for me. It’s like that really annoying old friend who keeps trying to add you on Facebook and no matter how much you ignore it, their persistence is award-worthy. Anyway, it’s high time I drop kicked insomnia all up in the face and I think I’ve found a way that may help.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 21st, 2015 6 Comments » Tags: ,

The Power of Sisterhood

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I’m not one of those chicks who has been best friends with the girl down the street since the age of 3. I don’t have the arsenal of stories of how close we were and how we finished each other’s sentences and practically lived at each other’s houses. I’ve moved countries a few times, I’ve struggling to make connections, to keep them. I’m an introvert, I like my own company, I tend to push people away. Despite that, I have miraculously managed to keep hold of a few true homies. Call me a late bloomer if you want, but it’s really only been in the past year that I’ve realised justĀ  how important having friends is. When you’re not a teenager anymore, trying to establish those connections and make them count is a whole new journey, but discovering a sisterhood is pretty awesome.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 19th, 2015 1 Comment » Tags:

The No Bullshit Guide to Life – New Episode!

Massive thank you to all of you who listened to the first episode of my podcast, The No Bullshit Guide to Life, just before Christmas. The response has been great, so I was super excited to get back in the studio today and record another one.

This time around I’m discussing the #InstaPurge and how we all seem to be concerned with the quantity of our online followers, rather than the quality.

Have a listen by clicking on the pic above. You can also get it on iTunes (search The No BS Guide to Life – iTunes don’t appreciate my potty mouth) or download the acast app and listen to it there. However you listen, pretty please make sure you subscribe and spread the word so I can make this thing bigger and better.

Use the hashtag #NoBSPodcast on Twitter to let me know your thoughts.

Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 15th, 2015 No Comments » Tags: ,

A Letter to My Future Self

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Hey girl,

First of all, let me tell you, you look faaaabbbbuloouuusss. My GAD, the years have been good to you.

So, I’m writing to you from your past. Remember 2014? Yeah, that was a year of pretty massive change for you, huh? Sure, on the surface, you dealt with the various road bumps that year like some superior level ninja, but beneath it, we both know, you spent a fair bit of time clinging to the walls wondering how to keep it all from caving in at any given moment.

But somehow, you held it together.

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Posted in life by Bangs and a Bun on January 7th, 2015 1 Comment »