Authenticity, Online and Off: More Than Just Being Yourself?

When it comes to representing ourselves, our brand, or products online, there's a lot of talk of authenticity. What exactly people mean by this, and how we can each act with authenticity, varies from person to person though. 

Social Media, the Self, and Working Online: What World Are You Creating?

Our view of the world – and of our part in it – is largely informed by the people around us. Our friends, family, and culture all play a part in shaping our idea of how the world works. We learn by social means, so when we grow up seeing everyone around us going to… Continue reading Social Media, the Self, and Working Online: What World Are You Creating?

Manifesting Reality: Gratitude, Mindfulness & Taking Action

Manifesting is an interesting topic to me, as somebody who is in to the spiritual side of life, as well as having studied a lot of psychology. Despite the mainstream view that the only way to get anything is hard work, it seems popular in certain circles to believe you can just manifest stuff to… Continue reading Manifesting Reality: Gratitude, Mindfulness & Taking Action

Tips for on-the-go content creation & being your genuine self online

I seem to be doing a lot of my writing on the bus lately. It's a handy half-hour or whatever it might be to get a little clarity. A time to just let my thoughts roll out. It's handy as well that while I'm sitting here writing what would usually just be journal material for… Continue reading Tips for on-the-go content creation & being your genuine self online

Lifestyle-Design: do we even get a say?

Following up on my last post, the question that I ended on has been lingering in my mind. Perhaps I got the wording wrong... something just isn't sitting right. As much as I feel like I'm on track with this whole life-design thing, I'm constantly reminded that it's an ongoing process. You've got to keep… Continue reading Lifestyle-Design: do we even get a say?

Reframing: Finding Gold in Your ‘Failures’

Transpersonal Growth

Lately I’ve been doing a lot of reevaluating in my life. This hasn’t necessarily just been looking at my circumstances, but looking at how I look at my circumstances. See, the picture we paint for ourselves every day as we go through life is the picture we then use to guide us further.

What if in life you got to draw out your own map? Imagine an adventurer who sets out to find a lost treasure, and treks for months through the jungle; hungry, sleep deprived, and having risked his life, he finds what he set out to find. It isn’t what the myths and legends led him to believe, and it won’t make him rich when he returns home, so does he return with his head low and the voice in his head calling him a failure?

Only if that’s how he perceives himself. Only is he has framed

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Until blogging is my full-time job…

One day, hopefully in the not-too- distant future, I'll be making a living without relying on a day-job. Right now I'm lucky in that I have my student loan coming in, and with this being a resit year I'm only in one day a week. I have a zero-hour contract with a care company where… Continue reading Until blogging is my full-time job…