London Journal - All the flavours of London

Everyone who comes to visit me in London quickly discovers and falls in love with Pret. Pret is, for those who don't know, a chain owned by McDonalds that is as far removed from McDonalds as it can be other than having a super recognisable brand. That is, it's recognisable to anyone in the UK....more

Life is the Heading

The other day I was sitting in one of those coffee shops attached to a bookshop, writing in my journal and enjoying a cup of tea purchased at a rival coffee shop....more

Follow your bliss

 I originally intended to publish this post as just the graphic, but then something happened last night that I couldn't not gush about: I started my Graphic Design short course at Central Saint Martins. &n...more

How to sculpt a hare

I was very fortunate as a child to have extremely artistic and crafty parents. My dad is a very good sketch artist and incredibly talented wood worker and photographer. My mum is an amazing writer, storyteller and painter. When I was a kid my mum actually taught ceramics classes in the basement of our house - something you probably couldn't do now-a-days - which were open to neighbourhood kids and retired women. ...more
Well, Kaitlyn, your sculpture looks very nice. From what I can tell, you, too, are gifted.    ...more

Relax! It's only life after all

 I love First World Problem memes but not just because they're amusing. They also remind me of something really important: Not to take myself so seriously. ...more

Start Sleeping, Reduce Stress, Stop feeling Overwhelmed

As a life coach I work with my clients to find tools that fit their needs so they can create the life they love. One of the tools I love to introduce to people is meditation. I love it so much that I've decided to start offering meditation classes.  ...more

Cultivating Wisdom

 Two weeks ago I put the finishing touches onto a manuscript I’ve been working on in one form or another for over a three years now. Last week I posted it off and now I wait, in six weeks time, to hear from the first two agents I’ve chosen. ...more

Empathy

Language is always evolving and the English language is known for being exceptionally complex. This is probably because English has stolen so many words from a multitude of other languages and because it's evolved regionally as well. The classic example being American English vs. UK English (And please be aware that Canadian English is an interesting mix of the two but an entirely different version in its own right) or as it's commonly called 'The Queen's English.' ...more

Learning to say "No"

In my last entry I wrote about generosity and how we can practice it in little ways day to day. The more we practice generosity the easier it will become, although we may notice at the beginning just how ungenerous we can be. ...more

Be Generous

There's a misconception that if you have a lot of money or stuff, then you must be greedy. You don't have to be rich to be greedy. I've met some really greedy people who lived paycheque to paycheque, barely able to survive on their income. The opposite of greed isn't poverty. The opposite of greed is generosity.  ...more