My healing journey – the story I usually don’t tell!

This is a story that is very close to my heart and I am feeling a little vunerable sharing this but I feel that as its WORLD HEALTH DAY and the rates of mental illness and suicide are increasing it’s time to share, maybe it can help another person out there!

I was 14 when I first drank alcohol. I still remember so clearly the feeling that it gave me. This happy euphoric feeling that washed away all my worries. It gave me the confidence to be and say whatever I wanted, to be seen, to be heard. I had found the cure, the cure that I had been searching for, like a magic potion that made all my problems disappear. Continue reading

10 reasons I love travelling 

After working on cruise ships, solo backpacking in Thailand, studying and teaching yoga in India and now working as an esl teacher in China, as well as various other adventures in between I guess I have done my fair share of travelling. I have become quite the pro at packing my life into one bag and taking off to wherever in the world is calling me. So here’s why I love it: Continue reading

Hong Kong and back in a day.

297930721For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term ‘visa run’, it’s when your visa only permits you to stay in the country for a certain period of time so you need to leave the country to get the visa stamped. The easiest way to do this is to cross the boarder into a neighbouring country and re-enter again the same day.

I am lucky enough that I only need to do this every three months as its a lot of travelling in one day. But hey who doesn’t love a free shopping trip to Hong Kong. My school paid for my flight to Shenzhen which is about 2 hours and then I got the metro to Futian check point, where I went through customs and walked across the boarder and boom I was in Hong Kong.

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Stop Comparing!

You may not realise it but you have been comparing yourself to others your entire life. We compare ourselves with those who have more accomplishments, more money, seem more attractive, a bigger house, a better car, realationship, or more social popularity! Comparing ourselves to others only creates negative feelings which can lead to low self esteem. If comparing is how you evaluate your worth you will always be losing!

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