Relationships

Online dating – Mental health tips

My experience with online dating has really been a mixed bag. I’m sure anyone who has tried it can relate. Sometimes it’s been fun and exciting to chat to new people. Other times it’s been disheartening and frustrating and felt like a completely pointless exercise. I think it’s safe to say that online dating is […]

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Faith

Do not worry about tomorrow

I don’t know about you, but I often find that life can be unpredictable. I can see this in my own life and even more in the lives of others. Sometimes things just don’t work out the way we expect or hope and this can be a daunting prospect. Worry about the future I sometimes […]

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Work

Black Literature Book reviews

This summer I have been making a conscious effort to read more Black history books and books by Black authors. Here is a selection of a few I’ve read recently, along with my honest reviews. An American Marriage- Tayari Jones This fictional story is set in Atlanta and Louisiana and follows the life of African-American […]

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Faith, Relationships, Work

Can Faith and Striving go together?

A friend and I were talking recently about the pressure society places on us to be ‘accomplished’ and have boxes ticked off like getting a ‘good’ job, buying a house and getting married, by a certain age. We agreed that this pressure is unhelpful and we agreed that working towards our own goals at our […]

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Faith

Trust God

As Christians, God instructs us to trust him. He tells us not to worry or to fear but to remember that He is in control. However, most of us would probably agree that this is a lot easier said than done. I was in a situation recently when I felt extremely overwhelmed and trusting God […]

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Faith

A Thankful New Year

As this year comes to an end, many of us are starting to get ready to welcome in a New Year. This often involves reviewing the previous year and setting goals for the year ahead. ‘New year, new me’ is a phrase people like to use to signify a fresh start… a new chapter. Everyone […]

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Faith, Travel

Go for it!

‘Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did’. H. Jackson Brown Jr. Stepping out into the unknown and doing something new can be daunting. Whether it’s moving to a new place, starting a business or applying for a job, […]

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Work

Next Steps… You’re done with education, now what?

So after all those years in school, college and University – you are finally done with education (at least for now) woop woop! Now what? Is it now time to be more like a real adult and get a full time job? Or find something to do with all this free time you have… Maybe […]

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Faith

What is your Anchor?

As we come to the end of the year and reflect on all that has passed, we tend to realise just how much we have to be thankful for- new friendships, exam successes, good health and the list goes on. For me, this has been quite an eventful year and I’m proud to have reached […]

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Faith, Relationships

What do you want for Christmas?

Giving and receiving gifts can be a Christmas day highlight. I remember when I was younger, this was probably the thing I looked forward to the most. I enjoyed the element of surprise, unwrapping something new that would belong to me.

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