It’s July 2019, the day after my boyfriend’s birthday. Somehow I’m on the floor of the emergency exit corridor, locked out of the hotel room we’d booked for the occasion. I check my pockets. No key. No wallet. No phone. I do, however, have a watch. It’s 6am. I ring the bell. The metal door… Read More The day I decided to swear off alcohol for good.
Is there a ‘proper’ way to meditate? The word conjures up visceral images: of scented candles, monks speaking about following your breath, mats with mandala prints and sitting cross-legged in lululemon tights. I was always curious about meditation. I craved the stillness, the serenity, the clarity I hear so many talk about. A long time… Read More ‘My mind just won’t shut up!’ Starting a daily meditation practice.
This is not another post about using routines to increase productivity, efficiency or accomplishments. Instead, this is about using routines to find serenity. In this stay home period, though well-intentioned, the inundation of ‘make this time useful / productive / meaningful’ has been incredibly stressful. I’m constantly swimming against a tide of self-applied pressure, worrying… Read More The Serenity in Routines: From Someone Who Used to Hate Routines.
I’ve struggled with my relationship with food for a long time. Whilst food is genuinely an enormous joy for me, I usually feel terrible after a meal. This may surprise you. I’m generally known to be a careful, healthy eater (I did just write a post about being vegan!) Very often my meals include a… Read More Changing How I Feel About Food From Pain to Pleasure: Eating as Practice in Self-Honesty.
I became vegan in August’19, primarily for reasons around health and values.
Despite extensive research to ensure I was making the change from omnivore to vegan in a healthy, mindful way, there were still a few things that surprised me. … Read More Becoming Vegan: 8 Things I Didn’t Expect
Living in Singapore, there’s one thing we have to deal with every day:
Sweating all the effing time.
So that brings me to a very real issue:
With great sweat comes great anxiety.
Here’s why I can truly put my hands up in the air, and wave ‘em like I just don’t care.… Read More The best deodorants to keep you fresh and anxiety-free even in this crazy humidity