What are You Willing to Give Up?

One crisp autumn morning in 2017, I sat with a friend in a busy London café, the chatter of fellow diners and the clink of cutlery against crockery providing the …

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Disordered Eating and Pain We Cannot See

By the time the doctor weighed me the fourth time, I was crying. “Your weight is normal”, she repeated. If her words were meant to console me, they didn’t – …

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Tell Me Your Love Stories

I’m not going to try and tell you that romantic love doesn’t matter, because we both know what a lie that would be. But don’t forget about all the other …

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Things I Want to Remember

Phnom Penh, Cambodia: December 30, 2018 In the space of one week I travelled from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh and from there, to Singapore – the freedom to cross …

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Everyone Is Feeling Something…

Christmas Eve 2018. For a long time I dreaded Christmas. On Christmas Eve 2001 I stood in a busy London bar, surrounded by friends and strangers, yet I’d never felt …

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The Jewels that are Buried Deep Within You

Remembrance Day, 2018. “The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all, and then stands back to see if we can find them” – Elizabeth Gilbert. Before I left London …

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The Deep Work: Honouring Your Needs, Choosing Your Wants

It’s a beautiful morning in Vietnam. It’s barely 08:00am yet it’s already hot; a haze of humidity sits low on the neighbouring hills. I’ve left my room at the guesthouse …

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100 Words of Now

Autumn Equinox 2018: Kyrgyzstan. “All we have is now, this moment” – Jessica Therrien. A dream achieved. Restless. Untethered. Love. Alone. Quiet. Freedom. Reflection. Family. Friends. Ache. Skype. Thin. Hungry. …

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Life, Stripped Bare

How often have you longed to strip your life bare – down to the foundation – to take only what you truly want, burn the rest and start over again? …

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Leaving London: Nothing is Wasted

It’s noon on Saturday 19 May 2018 and I’m sitting in the BA Lounge at Heathrow Terminal 5, watching Harry and Meghan’s Royal Wedding on the TV whilst I wait …

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