In less that a year, I'll be 40! I used to hate the idea of growing older. Every birthday until very recently I would curse the extra year and wish i could turn back time and be 21 again. But now, as the previously dreaded 40 gets closer, I am finding myself not just ok… Continue reading Why I’m excited to turn 40
Image credit Emma Simpson I'm going to tell you a story about how I've come to love slow and naked running. And how I have learnt to embrace and have gratitude for the season of running I'm in. I started running about 15 years ago. A late bloomer to the sport, I started out running… Continue reading Why I run slow and naked
This last week I’ve said NO lots. And it feels AMAZING. I’m not a ‘no’ type of gal. When i’m asked to do something I normally let ‘yeah sure’ slip out before I even consider the consequences. Of course i’ll help you move, of course i’ll babysit for you, of course i’ll volunteer here there… Continue reading Saying NO to say YES
So last week I found myself in a deep dark hole. Completely overwhelmed to the point where just getting through daily tasks of living was a tough ask. I couldn’t believe I was here - again. I’ve done so much over the last few years to avoid falling into this familiar hole. But nonetheless, I… Continue reading Avoiding overwhelm and redefining success
If you know me, you’ve heard it before - I LOVE forests. I love trees. I love being anywhere where I am surrounded and swallowed up by nature. I love it when all I can see is nature’s beautiful creations. And… wait for it…. I believe that the forest is magic. Yep, you heard it… Continue reading The magical powers of the forest
Your biggest time thief is the stuff you own Time is humanity’s most precious commodity. Everyone has time. We’ve all been gifted the same amount of time. 24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week, 730 hours in a month… and so on. And yet so many of us constantly complain that we… Continue reading Stuff – your biggest time thief (and how to steal back your time)
In my 20’s I took pride in my multitasking abilities. I think I may have even included it as a 'strength' on my CV! Hell bent on achieving as much as possible every day, this was the only way I could accomplish my epic to-do lists. But it wasn’t until I turned 30, and had… Continue reading The myth of multitasking vs. the art of single tasking
Hi, my name is Emma, and I am a writer. But, this week, I am suffering from a major case of Imposter syndrome (an internal experience of intellectual phoniness). I’ve been telling myself over the past month or so "I’m a writer!". Not that I want to be. I am. After-all, this is what all… Continue reading I am a writer, hear me ROAR!!!
If you are struggling with slowing down there’s something that might be missing from your schedule. It’s called – ‘nothing’. By adding nothing into your day I guarantee you will feel more relaxed, less anxious, and you will be more productive. I am a type A personality, a perfectionist, with an unhealthy habit of making… Continue reading Why you should add ‘nothing’ into your schedule
When someone says “how are you”, what’s your typical response? I’m going to guess it’s usually one of these two… “Good” or “Busy”. I’m also going to guess that when we say ‘good’, we don’t genuinely mean it lots of the time. The word slips out of our mouth, more of a reflex than a… Continue reading Is ‘busy’ the new ‘good’?