8 ways to rebuild lost confidence


Every one of us has experienced at least one instance in our lives where our confidence has been smashed and we’ve had to re-build shattered psyches from the ground up. It might have been an acrimonious break-up, losing a job, failing an exam or being rejected by someone we thought was a friend. For me it was a bout of post-natal Continue Reading

Self-examination, confidence and Pete Evans {This week in links}


Hey y’all – you know what this week has been great for? Good writing on the internet. I don’t know if it’s because I’m feeling vaguely on top of life (shhh, don't tell anyone) so I’m more able to see the good stuff or whether the internet has just felt like throwing good stuff at me, but today I have some great links for you. Starting with some Continue Reading

New goal for this year: be more repellent


As you all know, I'm recently returned from Chris Ducker's Tropical Think Tank in the Philippines. And again, as you all know, I took much away from the conference. But there's one line that's kept prickling on the surface of my mind and it's this one from Matthew Kimberley: You know you stand for something when you become simultaneously Continue Reading

The difference between can and can’t is …


A few weeks ago, the workout we were doing at CrossFit called for 'consecutive double unders'. What are consecutive double unders? It's where you're skipping normally, but the rope is passing beneath your feet twice on every skip. Yes, that's exactly as hard it sounds (even though this chick makes it look easy!). I've actually perfected Continue Reading

What every child needs from their parents


A little while ago, I came across an exercise in a podcast for those feeling a little lost in life and in need of some direction: Ask five people close to you what they think you're good at/what attributes came to mind when they think of you. The idea being that the people closest to you see things in you that you don't see yourself. Now I Continue Reading