Millions of us watch in awe at the satisfaction of domino displays falling in perfect symmetry, we hit "like" on videos showcasing flawless make-up styles and colourful outfit combinations. We collectively admire a painting or the view from a landscaped vista, and we fawn over faces. We, as a population, are obsessed with looking and … Continue reading “Who is the Fairest of them All?” A Diverse Discussion about Beauty🪞
I don't need another panegyric, telling me that I'm "worth more" or that finding the "right one" will make things simple. I already know that - already know that I am involuntarily wasting my own time, hoping that they'll one day see me as I see them. What I really need is to learn how … Continue reading Learning to Free Yourself From Unrequited Relationships 🥀
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a young woman was watching television and soon discovered that certain ads had a strange knack of p*ssing her off. That woman is me, FYI. And, since we're in contemporary times, let's kibosh the fairytale narrative and discuss these two ads. The ones in question … Continue reading Living with Hypermobile EDS – A Cinderella Story ✨️
There are too many adverts on TV, trying to coerce me with their pretty colours and catchy jingles, into spending a small fortune on gifts for Christmas. A part of me is still a marketer's dream (who doesn't like treating themselves and those they love to something lavish every so often?) This Christmas, however, I'm … Continue reading 8 Valuable Gifts That Don’t Cost a Thing 🎁
Hit a dead-end or mental block? 🚫 Even the best of us can whack our way into them, and there really is nothing quite as frustrating. Thankfully though, there are some smart ways to reverse and reroute that direction of thought. With this mind, it is important to acknowledge how the brain and body play … Continue reading 10 Diverse Tips on How to Get Your Creative Juices Flowing 🎨
My choices matter — and there are paths towards making wiser ones — but I cannot choose what I choose. Sam Harris Today was a real wake-up call that my brain is on the brink. It was the first time I truly realised that "me", my mind and body are totally separate entities. And yet, they … Continue reading McDonald’s and Meltdowns: The Fragility of the Mind 🧠
I am strong, but also need a break I am free-spirited, but can't do it all alone I am a good person, but also have my limits I am aware others struggle too, but my pain is still valid I have the will to carry on, but can't live like this indefinitely I am overcoming … Continue reading Equal Truths ⚖️
Everyone is talking about the fragility of life right now. It’s as though, after epochs of existence, people have finally realised that there’s no reset button, no do-over option or pausing. From TV shows to songs, movies to books, there’s been a sudden dawning of “now” being the only future we have. This is exactly … Continue reading Success Versus Happiness – Can You Have Both?
In a small corner of the universe, a young woman’s life would be forever altered by prophesied events. And she couldn’t have predicted any of them… Predestined Prologue An unbound emotion burst through my chest as I stared at the little photograph in my hand. Like a spinning compass, I couldn’t quite figure out where … Continue reading “A Cosmic Chance” – First Three Chapters
In an episode of How I Met Your Mother, hilariously titled, "The Naked Man", Marshall is laughed out of the pub booth for saying that the only reason people should have sex is because they're in love. As a result of this statement, the gang find 50 colourful reasons why people have sex. For example, make-up sex, break-up sex, revenge sex, nothing good on TV sex, rebound sex and so on. And as relatable as all of those reasons are, I can only affiliate with Marshall's. But I guess, that is just one problem with being a demisexual.