How I became a runner

How I became a runner

My story of how I became a runner is a cautionary tale of what not to do. Enjoy.

When we’re not okay

When we’re not okay

We’re on the same turbulent sea and each of us is tending to our own boats. Are you okay?

Marathon mindset

Marathon mindset

Both the past and the future live in our imaginations. The present is the only real place where we can take any action. So what’s the point of a marathon mindset? The things that really matter to us are most likely marathons and not sprints. 

How to be more creative

How to be more creative

Where does creativity find you? For me, it usually shows up when I’m occupied but my mind is free. Here’s something to think about.

How to use Instagram stories

How to use Instagram stories

See how you can use Instagram stories better to tell your stories and to connect with your audience. Here are four tips to get you started.

Limiting beliefs

Limiting beliefs

If you fight for your limiting beliefs, you get to keep them. What are you telling yourself you can’t do?

White women use your power (for good)

White women use your power (for good)

In a powerful article on white feminism, Rachel Elizabeth Cargle writes that “many white women believe that the worst thing that can happen to them is to be called a racist”. To be honest, for me this rang true. One of my worst fears is 

A little story about my death wish at 23

A little story about my death wish at 23

Can you remember being 23? I do, thanks to this journal entry.

Still I rise

Still I rise

Let the words of Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Still I Rise’ carry you through today.’ Keep the energy.

Putting yourself out there

Putting yourself out there

It’s terrifying putting yourself out there. Vulnerable for others to judge. It took me years to get comfortable and to stop hiding. Here’s what helped.

Sitting in it

Sitting in it

When we hear of other’s pain it might be a natural reaction to comfort, sympathise or offer solutions. This rarely helps. Here’s what can.

Should I post a black square today?

Should I post a black square today?

If you’ve been online today you might have seen a flood of black squares for #BlackOutTuesday. In the tradition of social media, it’s damned if you post and damned if you don’t. Here’s a breakdown of why you should post and why you shouldn’t post.

The revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be televised

The revolution will not be televised. It won’t be summed up by Tweets. It won’t be neatly packaged. It won’t be something you can binge-watch.

Empathy & white fragility

Empathy & white fragility

The news about George Floyd, who was murdered by police in the US, has been heart-wrenching. It’s highlighted once again how pervasive racism is and with it white fragility.

Abundance

Abundance

There’s an abundance of space and opportunities. Are you taking up all the space you can?

Be the Trickster

Be the Trickster

In her brilliant book Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert explains why we should aim to be the trickster, the court jester or the fool. See why.

Keeping good company

Keeping good company

You are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. Who does that make you? Here’s a secret I’ve learned about finding and keeping good company.

Revelations from the road

Revelations from the road

While cycling almost 360km accross Europe with my sister I had a few revelations that I rediscovered and would love to share.

Authenticity is a claptrap

Authenticity is a claptrap

By trying to be authentic we’re not being authentic. Here’s a better alternative recommended by an expert.

What is time, even?

What is time, even?

All the days seem to be blurring into one. What day it it? What time? I’ve found an antidote for this dilemma that might help.