Inspiration of the day

It’s been a while since I shared any inspirational quotes I’ve come across and trying to find time to calm your mind and fully appreciate the day can be quite hard when you’re in a routine where you’re always busy and never have time for yourself. Instead of sharing a quote from a philosopher or advocate, today I want to share with you a thought that recently has really resonated with me. Continue reading “Inspiration of the day”

Celebrating diversity in women: supporting the Underneath We Are Women campaign

Society norms have shaped our ideals of how women and men should look to be seen as ‘attractive’. If we don’t look like thin, shapely female celebrities (or sculpted, muscular male celebrities with ripped abs), how can we possibly hope to attract a member of the opposite sex when our physical appearance is the first thing people notice about us?

Women feel great pressure to look our best in a bikini, be strong and independent in a society where inequality is a constant battle we fight on a daily basis. When I recently read an article (see here) that empowers women to embrace their bodies (shape, scars and all) through the Underneath We Are Women project.


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Inspiration of the day

Sorry for the lack of updates, it’s been a really hectic time at work. I know I’m not the only one who sometimes feels frustrated because your ideas aren’t being heard, you encounter issues with others because they don’t seem to be working to the same level and dedication to their work as you do, or that people in general seem to have less awareness and respect for others.

There are times when it feels like there are problems in the world and we’re only small people, but I wanted to share a quote that really spoke to me that I feel would be relevant to a lot of you too.


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Inspiration of the day

Another Monday, another start to a new week.

It’s the time of year again where work gets really busy and students are studying hard for their exams. We are so worried about and working towards something that is going to happen in the future that we are causing ourselves more stress and anxiety. It took me having a quiet weekend to realise we sometimes need to take a step back and appreciate the present.

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Inspiration of the day

It’s a spring public holiday in Edinburgh today and although not everyone gets this day off, I’m happy to say we’ve got a bit of a break before the hectic period at work starts again.

I’m working on a very personal post that I’d like to share with you soon, but in the meantime, I’ll leave you with a bit of food for thought.


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How to talk to your daughter about her body: teaching and learning self compassion

This week, I finished an 8-week mindfulness course at work (see previous post here). We were required to attend at least six 2-hour sessions and I was pleased to say I attended all except one when we made a trip to Wales and I’ve learned so much from it. One of the things I’ve learned is how hard it is for me to be kind to myself. We have no problems being kind and loving to those we love or those in need, so why do we find it so hard to be kind and loving to ourselves?


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Inspiration of the day

Often we look to inspirational leaders and prominent figures for words of wisdom. After all, they’re often in the public eye and are great motivational speakers. When we see inspiration from other sources (like your parents, the newspaper, or words from a friend) this can sometimes be overlooked as clichés. The same words are often repeated so much that we don’t see how it’s inspiring until it resonates with us in one life activity or another. Here’s mine.

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