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, if you haven’t heard, this month I’m playing along with The Minimalists for their Mins Game. It goes like this, day 1, get rid of 1 thing, day 2, 2 things… and so on until day 30, where you get rid of 30 items. At the time of writing this i’m on day 15,… Continue reading Some lessons on decluttering and simplifying mindfully
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
So despite being an introvert, I've always been a social butterfly. Always keen to connect with others. But connect in a deep and meaningful way. Not just a 'hows your day, hows the weather' kind of way. I can do small talk but if you hang out with me you might notice my eyes glaze… Continue reading Meaningful connection: Four key areas you can explore today
Last week I talked about creating. About how I believe that creating is an essential part of ALL of our lives. It's the opposite of consumption - and we need both to feel balanced. Today I want to tackle another important and related idea. The idea of curating your life. Did you know that you… Continue reading You are the curator of your life!
A wee while ago I started thinking about how much I consume. And how little I create. And it bothered me. I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly bothered me for awhile, but I felt so uncomfortable. I felt like I was somehow out of balance. I’m not talking about the consumption of food… Continue reading Unleash your inner artist today!
Dear world, I have an announcement to make. I am an introvert. I know you often see what you think is the opposite. Vivacious, bubbly, often prone to chattiness (ick), and not particularly shy at all. I know these things look far more extroverted than introverted. But, sweet world, I’m only like this 15-20 percent… Continue reading What its like being a highly sensitive introvert
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!!!