Follow your passion is terrible advice

Follow your passion is terrible advice

I don’t have a history of high blood pressure, but if one more person tells me to “follow my passion” I may well be in danger of having my arteries explode with fury. (Don’t try to picture that too intently. It’s gross). And for someone who rarely lifts her voice...
How would you spend your perfect day?

How would you spend your perfect day?

Gosh I love the first week of January. To me, the start of the brand new year is bursting with promise and anticipation, and it’s blissfully free of the cynicism and weariness that so often attach themselves to us like limpets* as the days, weeks and months wear on....
How to be more lucky (in 7 simple steps)

How to be more lucky (in 7 simple steps)

I’ve always been lucky. I don’t mean winning-the-lottery lucky, but lucky in the sense that everything in my life has kind of always worked out. If you believe that luck is a magical power that is bestowed by an external deity…well, you probably hate me a...
Whose life are you living?

Whose life are you living?

Whether you realise it or not, your life is unfolding according to a script that was written before you were born. If you’re a woman born in a Westernised country, the story arc mapped out for you probably looks something like this: Go to school! Study hard! Find a...
Why I decided to live by my own rules

Why I decided to live by my own rules

Welcome to my very first post! I’m delighted that you’re here. If you’ve found this blog, it means you’re ready to make a change. There’s something in your life that you’ve always wanted to do, but you’ve been too scared or...