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How Blogging Has Changed For Me (2010-2019)

When I wrote the first posts on my little food blog back in 2010, it was purely for fun. An easy way to share recipes with friends who had asked for them. There was no agenda, no hoping it might lead somewhere else. I didn’t spend a single moment wondering who might read those blogs, because I already knew. It didn’t take long for me to become indoctrinated into the bloggersphere and in the blink of an eye I was pouring hours into my blog each day. Creating recipes (always the most enjoyable part), writing posts, promoting them, always trying …

Identity Crisis by Ben Elton

Book Review: Identity Crisis by Ben Elton

It’s always exciting when one of your favourite authors has a new book out and I eagerly awaited the release of Identity Crisis by Ben Elton for months. I’ve been a huge fan of his work for many years and have read almost everything he’s written. Elton’s razor sharp wit, combined with a firmly attached finger on the pulse of current affairs, is nothing short of genius. He does what he does like no other writer I’ve ever encountered. Whether the story is based around a controversial societal topic, dystopian-ish look into the future or a past war, I’ve not …

Why Brene Brown is a tonic for my inspiration fatigued soul

Why Brené Brown is a Tonic for My Inspiration Fatigued Soul and Will be for Yours Too

I’m going to start this piece by saying that it takes a LOT for me to feel inspired. I’ve been blogging for almost a decade and have quite literally seen it all. Backstabbing and unpleasant behaviour, climbing and trampling. Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours. Saying one thing to faces and another behind closed doors. Truth be told, I doubt many of us are fully exempt from gossiping, which is so easy to get swept up in, but leaves everyone involved feeling awful. Couple this with being bombarded with posts marked #inspo and it’s all led to inspiration fatigue …

truth seeker

How Much of a Truth Seeker Are You?

Ultimately, all I want from the people in my life is to be told the truth. Not their version of the truth; not what they think I want to hear; the actual truth. Once I have the facts in front of me, I can decide how I feel about those facts. From my earliest childhood memories, I have been a truth seeker and I’m pretty sure I will never stop seeking the truth. An easy example was instinctively knowing the man I was led to believe was my father actually wasn’t. After confronting him and my mother (at eleven years …

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Getting Out of Fight or Flight Mode

Over the years, I have referred a lot to my dysfunctional childhood, but by simply calling it “dysfunctional” I’ve been downplaying it. Most people’s childhood can be described – in some way or another – as “dysfunctional”. Mine was spent in a perpetual state of fight or flight: worrying about when the next bad-thing would happen. Subsequently I grew up to be very hot headed and outspoken; getting into pointless fights and falling out with people was an every week occurrence. Was the partying element of my youth (a so-called addictive personality), actually an acute yearning for true and deep …