10 Braggy Reasons to Work Out

Losing weight, gaining strength and toning up are not the only reasons to work out. They’re very good reasons, but here are some others  you may not have thought of that will give you the motivation to lace up today. 1. Everyone loves a humblebrag – while Debbie is smashing pizza at work and offers…

Turning Elitist Criticism Into Better Writing

When you are just beginning as a serious blogger and writer, criticism can hurt more than it should. This post is your wake up call to use this criticism to your advantage. You’ve spent all week working on an interesting and informative blog post, and the first comment you get is about a small spelling mistake…

Celebrating Little Love

Little Love is glorious. It’s being completely enamoured in the other person, and knowing they feel the same way about you. Love is not needing any more from the other person than what they can give in spades, such as love, trust and compassion. However, TV programs love to glorify anything over the top, and with…

The Importance of Dads

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. I understand everyone has had different experiences with parenting. This is a post trying to raise awareness of the struggles single dads go through. Discrimination against dads as legitimate parents has been going on too long. Coming from someone who was raised by her dad from the age of…

How to Deal with Reoccurring UTIs

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. This is all advice off personal experience and talking to others in a similar situation. If you are suffering from a serious UTI/cystitis please see a doctor ASAP. Okay ladies let’s get serious. Have you ever had a urinary tract infection? It’s a horrible realisation that washes over you…

The Silver Lining: Becoming Grateful

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust Sometimes there is a series of events that makes you very grateful with where you are in life. The past few months have been humbling for me and I am extremely thankful…

Tackle the Fear and the Cause – Separating Anxiety from the Experience

Certain situations or events can be debilitating with anxiety. Thoughts work on their own, filling our minds with the worst possible scenario and swirling around in our heads. The fact that different happenings in life, whether it be social situations, flying, spiders, going to the gym, or anything else, is a manifestation of irrational fear…

Practice What You Preach – Body Confidence

“You know how you’re supposed to love yourself the way you are? No one does. Everyone secretly hates themselves” – Carl Barron 2013 I’m starting this post with a quote from a comedian but it’s still valid, even when joked about. Probably because something we relate to is often the funniest humour, and body confidence and…

Why the Bikini Body Theory Must be Destroyed

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. As summer approaches, we start seeing the dreaded onslaught of magazine covers urging us to be ‘bikini body ready!!!’ and ‘bikini body NOW’ and ‘bikini body in 7 days!!!’ while…

Our Messed Up Relationship with Food & The Food Guilt Trap

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. Eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, obesity and EDNOS are not only a horrible experience for the individual and their families and loved ones, but also a massive strain on the…

The Hollow Pursuit of Physical Perfection

Disclaimer: This is an opinion piece. All recommendations and opinions posted are my own and are not associated with any institutions I am affiliated with. Disclaimer 2: There is a fragile balance between fighting for women’s right to have surgery and feeling increased pressure to have surgery. I may not agree with women having so much…