What happened when I stopped self-analyzing

A FB friend of mine and fellow writer, John Anthony James (remember that name, he’ll be big in the spec-fiction genre one day), posted an update on Facebook the other day. He commented how much happier he has been since he stopped self-analyzing. And how he feels he is much more able to ‘just live’. … Read more

Minimalism: It’s about the important things

The older I get, the more the idea of minimalism resonates with me. I’ve never been a hoarder, but still, at times, I feel overwhelmed by stuff. And the older I get, the more I feel myself rebelling against needless consumerism. It really gets my hackles up! When we moved house last year (May), it … Read more

How to get focused: My 2017 Plan

This year I’m getting focused. My word for 2017 is focus. As with my previous years’ words, it came to me out of nowhere, but once it did I knew it was exactly what I needed. I’m at the stage in my writing career (can I call it that?), where I need to concentrate, work … Read more

Why I’m redefining the work/life balance myth

Work/life balance has been a phrase thrown around for some time now. The buzz phase of the 21st century to appeal to those who want it all and aim to get it all by successfully balancing career and life. I’ve been there and done that. Been sucked in by the whole – “You can have … Read more

Lessons from 2015 Part 2: From wanting it all to not wanting much at all

In my twenties and into my thirties, I was motivated and inspired by the catch cry “You can have it all!” Love, career, family, friends and everything in between. Women were standing on their soap boxes joyfully proclaiming this sentiment. The click-bait headline of the naughties was ’10 easy steps to having it all’. And … Read more