I’ve been trying to exercise every day this week, even if it’s only a ten minute yoga video at home. I hadn't exercised much lately and I felt my mood dipping as a result. This is how I got on this week: Monday: yoga video on lower back pain Tuesday: gym in the morning, 45 … Continue reading A new challenge: some kind of exercise (nearly) every day
As you may already have heard/seen, Nike have recently started using a new mannequin to display their women’s sportswear. As well as the standard very slender mannequin, they are also using one of a “plus-size” woman, who might be a size 16 or 18 perhaps (women’s sizing is so arbitrary I’m not sure, but that’s … Continue reading Nike mannequins, The Daily Telegraph and Fatphobia – A Rant
Everyone I know seems to be a little tired at the moment. Flaking on plans is the new normal; requests to postpone are met with welcome relief. Is it the change of seasons? Perhaps we are mentally setting out on a new year and a new beginning, a remnant from our childhood routines (or less … Continue reading What’s the etiquette if you use the last of your therapist’s tissues?
I haven’t been writing much lately. I have plenty of ideas in my head and still draft pieces as I’m walking around but haven’t found the time or the headspace to write anything down, and part of that is thanks to one of my biggest flaws: perfectionism. I’ve often thought of it as being low … Continue reading Perfectionism
A couple of months ago I wrote a blog about putting on a little weight. Although the blog ended on an upbeat note, I’ve been struggling to view myself positively. I tried to decide what I needed to do if I did want to lose the weight I’ve gained, and thought of some ideas – … Continue reading The Beauty Myth
This year, as I am entering my fourth decade, I’m thinking a lot about what I’ve learnt and achieved. How does it compare with where I thought I would be? Turning 30 is a manmade phenomenon, a landmark where none really exists, but just because something is all in our heads doesn’t mean it feels … Continue reading Change
I recently read the Derren Brown book Happy, which included some intriguing quotes from Douglas Hofstadter’s book I am a Strange Loop, prompting me to loan it from the local library. I’m now about a quarter of the way through. Both books have pushed me to start thinking about philosophy in ways I hadn’t previously … Continue reading Loops of memory