DON’T JUST SETTLE

UNFULFILLING RELATIONSHIPS CAN MAKE YOU DEPRESSED

Don't Just Settle

My twenties was a dire decade in terms of relationships (not that you could really call them that). Gosh, my head must really have been in a bad place to attract such pathetic idiots! I would attract this type of vile man like a beacon. Although I did have quite low self-esteem and a poor […]

SOCRATES: 10 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT QUOTES

Socrates: 10 Personal Development Quotes

Socrates was a great Greek philosopher and one of the founders of Western Philosophy. He was born in Athens around 470 BC. According to his students Xenephon and Plato who wrote about him, he had great integrity and insight. His teachings are still taught today.  Here are 10 quotes by him: “The only true wisdom […]

DON’T LEAVE YOURSELF BEHIND

Don't leave yourself behind!

Help others. It’s always good to help others. But definitely don’t leave yourself behind. Ever. You should be bringing your own dreams to life, not just merely helping other people to create theirs. Make yourself a priority as much as possible. It’s not selfish – it’s an absolute necessity. Your own progression takes motivation, dedication, […]

STORY CORNER: A NEW SHORE (A POEM)

Story Corner: A New Shore (A Poem)

I step over warm golden sand, And gingerly dip in my toe Into the turquoise water. It’s numbingly cold, But in it I resolve to go.   Its temperature feels like icicles, Their daggers stop my heart. But from this familiar comforting shore, I must surely, for my own sake, depart.   For I have […]

10 QUOTES ON BEING YOURSELF

10 Quotes On Being Yourself

I love being myself. Not feeling the need to act in a particular way to impress others is really liberating! However, although it seems like an easy thing to do, it isn’t necessarily an easy feat to achieve. In fact, it took me many years to be courageous enough to practise being genuinely true to […]

STORY CORNER: A LEAP OF FAITH (A POEM)

Story Corner: A Leap Of Faith (A Poem)

“Can you do this?” they ask me. But I am filled with doubt. One hundred reasons flood my brain Why I should sit this out.   I don’t think I am good enough And my confidence is lacking. I don’t think I’m fit for the task, Despite their support and backing.   For there are […]

10 WISE QUOTES TO HELP YOU MOVE ON

10 Wise Quotes To Help You Move On

I know life can be unbearable, sad or frustrating at times. Don’t stay stuck or allow your emotions or circumstances to swallow you in darkness – it will only result in making you miserable. Keep moving onwards upwards and rid yourself of any excess negative emotional baggage. The aim is to travel light on your […]

STORY CORNER: THE NEW CHAPTER (A POEM)

Story Corner: The New Chapter (A Poem)

This chapter of my life is full. Full of regrets, discarded opportunities, Misery, anger and sorrow.   If only I had done this! If only I hadn’t done that! If only I was treated better! If only I was brave enough…   The tragic list goes on and on, Enough to give even the most […]

STORY CORNER: THE BACKSTABBER (A POEM)

Backstabber - A Poem

You pretend to be nice And smile in my face. You act like you’re accommodating, Tolerant and full of grace.   You laugh at my jokes And give me a hug. You believe me naïve And think I’m a mug.   You are waving your knife, Waiting eagerly to attack. You want to embrace me […]

14 OF MY FAVOURITE QUOTES BY MARCUS AURELIUS

14 Of My Favourite Quotes by Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius was a Roman Emperor who ruled from 160 – 180 AD. His inspiration was the Stoic philosopher Epictetus, who believed that philosophy should be implemented in everyday life.  Marcus Aurelius was known as the philosopher king, using his Stoic philosophy to act virtuously and to keep calm during times of war. The Emperor’s […]