This week marks the completion of 6 months for my shopping diet. Back in January, I knew things had to change. I felt time poor and knew I was spending too much time and money purchasing things I didn’t need. I would scroll through one particular online site (and I won’t mention them in a bad way cause I still love them) spending hours making wish lists and sending more clothes to my front door. I would have a meeting in the city and wander the shops for an hour or so feeling guilty for every moment that passed and every purchase I made. It was as though I felt a rush of happiness when I got something new but it soon followed by anxiety and guilt about the money I was spending. I no longer enjoyed shopping and felt anxious because I knew I shouldn’t be. Before I sound…
Each week I do a segment on a radio show on HitFM called Wakey Wakey it’s Danny Lakey. This week I had just finished dinner with my family and was sitting next to my Mum. Danny (the host) and I thought it might be funny to put my mum on and get her to answer some of his questions about sex. It only took a few moments before she said “shit” on national radio. This made my night and her responses are hilarious. Make sure you have a listen!
In 2016, the UK introduced an initiative to help keep women safe in venues and bars in the Lincolnshire area. It was just a matter of asking a bar staff for Angela and they could be removed from a dangerous situation. Now asking Angela has been adopted in some areas in Australia. Whilst I think it’s important to be looking at ways to protect all people not just women when out drinking at venues, I’m fearful that this statement might not be as effective and also in turn cause more issues for men and women. In a moment, thanks to media, we will see this initiative pushed around news outlets and even myself blogging about it adds to its coverage. This might be a good thing with women now knowing they can call out for Angela when they are in need, but men also read too. If you ask for…
When I was asked to do a segment on friendships breakups, I wasn’t expecting the volume of comments that it received. It would seem that in our lives, at some point we have all experienced a friendship ending and still have so much guilt or sadness about it. Over the years, I have seen friends come and go. Often it was a case of losing touch, having different interests, but other times it was due to a negative incident that couldn’t be overcome or a relationship that started to feel toxic or one sided. Even the ones where things ended for good reasons, I still feel sad about. Buy why? As kids, we are taught to be friends with everyone. But never does anyone say it’s ok not to like someone and to distance yourself from them. There is this guilt that in an ever changed fast paced world, we…