Category: Personal Blog

The Madness of Crowds: Gender, Race and Identity by Douglas Murray: Book Review

In his devastating new book The Madness of Crowds, Douglas Murray examines the twenty-first century’s most divisive issues: sexuality, gender, technology and race. He reveals the astonishing new culture wars playing out in our workplaces, universities, schools and homes in the names of social justice, identity politics and intersectionality. We are living through a postmodern era

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I Journaled for 30 Days – Here's What Happened

Unlike a few people I have seen try this challenge of journaling every day for a month, I had never tried writing in a diary or anything before. Journaling was a totally new experience for me and the process of writing morning pages every day was quite strange. After the first week, I wrote a

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The Memory Palace Technique | How I Hacked My Brain

It was when Derren Brown memorized the A-Z map book or the bus timetables (ironically, I can’t remember) on one of his live shows that I instantly knew I wanted to try it. I scoured the internet with terms like, “how to do that Derren Brown trick” and eventually, after digging myself out of a

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Why You Should Own Fewer Clothes | Minimalism #2

When beginning minimalism, many people start in their wardrobes and drawers. It makes sense. Many of us have over 4 pairs of shoes but only wear one or two regularly. The number of dresses, shirts, trousers, and jumpers we own compared the amount we actually wear more than once a year is huge. So, the

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One Week of Exercising After Nothing for Three Years | Here's What Happened

These past three years have been very unhealthy for me. I spent my time at university drinking too much, smoking, eating huge meals of junk food, and not exercising at all. Before university, I played rugby at least three times a week (twice at school and once on the weekends at a club) and I

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Why I've Stopped Reading The Wheel of Time (for now)

Robert Jordan‘s Wheel of Time series has been a part of my reading life for almost three years now. I’ve stopped reading at 37% into The Fires of Heaven (#5) and I can’t bring myself to keep reading right now. I thought I would write a post to explain how I am feeling about this

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What are Morning Pages? What are the Benefits? | Journaling #1

I wanted to begin my journaling series with something anyone can do. Something that even after 21 days of my month-long journaling challenge, I have gained so much from. What are Morning Pages? The concept of morning pages comes from Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and the idea is expanded upon in The Miracle of

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What Minimalism Has Taught Me

Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value to their lives. By clearing the clutter from life’s path, we can all make room for the most important aspects of life: health, relationships, passion, growth, and contribution. -The Minimalists at theminimalists.com I stumbled across The Minimalists website when I was in the

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How to Write Every Day

In the month of November, many seasoned, regular, and first-time writers come together for NaNoWriMo. Their goal is to write 50,000 words in November. This is entirely possible, even with a full-time job, especially if you’re a student or work part-time. I have had my own troubles with writing NaNoWriMo but I’ve written about them

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Habits to Change Your Life

There are a lot of 30-Day challenge videos and blog posts online. People try veganism for a month or meditate for an hour every day for 30 days; that sort of thing. I thought it would be beneficial to try some 30-Day challenges with the goal of finding habits that would change my life. I

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A Beginner’s Guide to Minimalism|Minimalism #1

If you’ve been on the internet for long enough, endlessly scrolling through articles and YouTube videos on being productive or improving your life, you’ve probably at least heard about minimalism. If you’ve ever wondered what minimalism is, or how to be a minimalist, then here is a beginner’s guide to be a minimalist. Firstly: the

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