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I’ve been writing on Medium for a couple of years. While I don’t have as much writing as some of the other prolific writers on here, I do have my fair share!
For ease, I’ve collated my latest and some of my most popular stories below for you to dive in and get a feel for the things I tend to write about the most.
I’m an advocate for list-making. I make one myself most mornings, taking the time over my first cup of coffee to contemplate my day. What is it I need to get done for work? What have I been neglecting so far this week that I should crack on with? What little things can I throw in that are just for me?
My journal is a compendium of lists, not just my to-do items for the day. I’ve got lists of books I want to read or re-read, websites and articles I want to get around to, cities I want to…
Yoyuu 余裕, abstract noun
Yoyuu 余裕 is an interesting word to explore in English, as it has no direct translation.
The word’s etymology combines yo — meaning additional, extra — and yuu — meaning ample, abundance, ease.
I read a brief breakdown of the possible meaning of this word in a Kinfolk magazine which prompted me to explore it more. The coverage I initially read didn’t quite ring true the more I searched and read about it, but it’s still a unique and intriguing word worth pondering.
The Kinfolk write up claimed the word as the “presence of…
Home is a feeling, warm like the Sun
Inside everyone needs a safe place to run
Run to the morning, faster than the Sun
Someone is there waiting, yes, she’s the one
- Home is a Feeling by Ride
The saying goes, ‘home is a feeling, not a place’, but what if it’s both?
London is not where I grew up, but it’s where I feel I was made. It’s where I found refuge, where the version of myself I always reached for finally had the chance to bloom. It’s where I became myself in a sense I hadn’t felt…
Esther Perel has been on my self-education periphery for some time. I follow her across social media and thoroughly enjoy the insights gleaned from the snapshots of her work, ideas and ethos that she shares.
I admit I haven’t dived too deep into her work and have yet to read any of her books. So, when the latest episode of Krista Tippett’s On Being podcast aired featuring Esther Perel, I decided now was as good a time as any to spend some time listening to what the relationship (and general life!) expert had to say.
Esther Perel is a leading…
I should probably preface this by declaring that I’m not (currently) a parent. If I’m honest, I’m not entirely convinced becoming a parent is something I’ll pursue.
Many people confuse people who are unsure about having children as people who don’t like children, which couldn’t be further from the truth. The bulk of my career has been around working with and supporting young people. Alongside part-time roles working as a tutor for younger children and a plethora of nieces, nephews and godchildren, I adore spending time with and learning from the kids I’ve been lucky enough to get to know.
In one of my previous roles, I used to organised monthly guest lectures for my university students from various active professionals in their target industries. I was working with creative media students, so we focused on showcasing the breadth of different opportunities and potential career paths that exist in industries like animation, music, film, design and games development.
One of the professionals I bought in to do a talk was primarily a graphic designer but she handed out a piece of advice that was incredibly relevant. …
“I imagine that I can know entire stories by these marks on discarded mugs. Imagine that I know something intimate and true of the woman who left them. That I could take those mugs home one day and an entire novel worth of characters would pour out, just like that.” ― Jeanette LeBlanc
Away from those they know, the life they know, the domestic, and the mundane, writers can retreat into the wild creativity of their imaginations. …
If you haven’t read the book or watched the HULU series, Normal People is about a teenage couple, Marianne and Connell. They begin their first sexual relationship together and fall in love. Due to an overwhelming inability to honestly communicate with one another and understand how their upbringing influences their internal feelings about themselves, they fall out of each other’s lives. And then back in. And then back out. And then back in. And out again. You get the idea.
It’s a well-written book. Sally Rooney, the author, was just far enough away from her teenage years when she wrote…
I know I’m not alone when I say it often feels like we’ve become obsessed with ‘holding one another accountable’. There are authentic reasons for doing so, I’m not questioning that, but it can feel like some individuals are overly focused on holding others accountable for minor grievances or slights when perhaps they should move on.
Cancel culture is not a new phenomenon, even though the term ‘cancel culture’ might only have risen in popularity in recent years. I touched on this in a previous article about content and trigger warnings. Blame culture is hot and heavy, especially in a…