A List of over 20 Books I read in 2017 and my top five

A List of over 20 Books I read in 2017 and my top five

Last year I took it upon myself to read. Not as a success strategy or anything, and not that I don’t usually, but more as an exercise in wanting to fill my mind with magical and thought provoking words. Stephen King, in his book On Writing, says: “If you don’t have time to read, you […]

It’s time to get comfortable with the uncomfortable

It’s time to get comfortable with the uncomfortable

  For the last few months I have felt blocked creatively. While I am constantly writing as part of my PhD, and have been doing a lot of creative writing (and attempting to write a book!), I have been struggling to write anything that I feel is ‘worthy’ of your eyes. I have felt like […]

How to transform burn out to intentional rest

How to transform burn out to intentional rest

    “If you want rest, you have to take it. You have to resist the lure of busyness, make time for rest, take it seriously, and protect it from a world that is intent on stealing it.” – Soojung-Kim Pang As some of you may have noticed, I have been missing from this space […]

Why working harder is not the answer

Why working harder is not the answer

Lately, I seem to see a lot of posts popping up on social media praising ‘hard work’, claiming that this is indeed necessary if we want to succeed. I wholeheartedly disagree. The moment I stopped ‘working hard’ was the moment I became ‘successful’.   The thing is, success means something different to everyone. To you, […]

5 Simple Steps to Master Your Fear of Public Speaking

5 Simple Steps to Master Your Fear of Public Speaking

There I was, standing in front of a room full of people, when I had an anxiety attack. I tried to hide it by doing a loop of the room. Only this set off unnerving paranoia and I became increasingly convinced that the students were whispering about me. They could see inside me, they could […]

The truth of all things: how to be real and vulnerable in the face of imperfection

The truth of all things: how to be real and vulnerable in the face of imperfection

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Several weeks ago I wrote about a profound spiritual experience that occurred in my life six years ago. I spent months umming and ahhhing about whether to publish the post and didn’t do so due to fear. –>> I was scared that I would be judged for believing in God, […]

In August 2010 two miracles occurred: I stopped drinking and started believing in God

In August 2010 two miracles occurred: I stopped drinking and started believing in God

In August 2010 two miracles occurred: I stopped drinking and started believing in God. At the age of 27, it was’t how I predicted my life would be. If you’d sat me down as a 21 year old pill popping drum n bass DJ and said to me, ‘In six years time you will quit […]