Self-Care

Today I had to go to the Physiotherapist. I’ve had back pain for a few days and it has been referring into my head and causing pretty nasty headaches. This happens relatively frequently with me and I’ve finally decided to see if there is something I can do about it! During the initial consultation we…Read more »

Developing Habits

It has been a while since I was here! This year I endeavoured to start blogging frequently as a way of reconnecting with the lovely events within my life and also as sharing my psychological learning. But it’s almost February and this is my first post. Unsurprisingly, I am going to start with some research…Read more »

Still waters

The beach continues to teach me lessons. I skipped the gym one night recently and told myself I’d make up for it by going swimming. It was warm and I had cycled home, so I was pretty sweaty and looking forward to a cleansing dip. I walked down to the beach and was amazed by…Read more »

Clearing the mental clutter

{post by Karen} I’m planning to do a proper blog post soon (a follow-up to Learning to Surf, wherein I have my first truly Australian wildlife experience), but I just read this post from Ryder at The Bulletjournalist and it struck a chord, so I thought I’d share. The article is about mental clutter and…Read more »

Learning to surf

[post by Karen] A stranger once asked me what brought me to Melbourne (I’m American), and when I told her that I followed a boy from Edinburgh to Adelaide, and then to Melbourne because he got a job there, she responded dismissively, “Oh, so you’re just along for the ride.” As someone who has uprooted…Read more »