New Year, New Intentions

There’s just something special about a new year. A fresh start. A blank page. An opportunity to begin as you wish to continue. It is my absolute favourite time of year. As though the entire ocean expands before me, it represents endless potential and fills me with hope. Beginning is as important as continuation. Placing […]

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Altogether Alone

Our society is more connected than ever before. Technology allows us to be united when we are apart, feel joined when we feel disjointed and become included when we are excluded. We are more ‘together’ than we have ever been in history, so why are we feeling so alone? There is a modern epidemic facing […]

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Letting Go Of The Need To Please

During the earlier years my decisions were governed by other people’s perceptions of what my life should look like. Doing ‘the right thing’ and making sure ‘everything happened at the right time’. A great deal of my choices stemmed from expectation; whether school subjects, friendships, extra-curricular activities, university degrees, professionals roles, travel destinations, house ownership, […]

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Easy Come, Easy Go

I’ll be honest, I was born of Dutch descent and working hard is in my genes. I am pre-programmed to ‘push hard’ and ‘get things done’. I don’t recall ‘going easy’ being part of my inner monologue growing up. Life was always about competition, exceeding expectations and breaking down barriers to reach new feats of […]

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