The week that started 21st September 2020

Last couple of weeks I learned some helpful things about feelings. Specifically, that accepting my emotions makes it possible to release them. And that suppressing/avoiding them is what makes them stick around. It’s been interesting experiencing the truth of that as I practice letting myself feel the things I’m feeling, instead of running/hiding.

There’s a lot of difficult stuff going on at the moment. I feel so grateful for the people in my life that I love who love me.

The week that started 7th September 2020

Learning to look after myself better So, I participated in training for Building Resilience and Finding Balance, by work’s internal learning & development team and Brooklyn Minds, respectively. Some of the things I learned/re-learned: I already have resilience. Becoming (more) resilient is about boosting existing skills, as well as building new ones. Hobbies that are […]

The week that started 22nd June 2020

Drawing I started a tree drawing (and painting) class. And for anyone who knows me pretty well, that’s like a made for me course. So, I’ve been sketching a lot. Yay! Writing Attended an incredible panel: Rethinking ‘Diversity’: the future of the publishing pipeline and meeting the needs of writers of colour. I learned a […]

The week that started 15th June 2020

Retreat Went on an online retreat this week, that replaced the Dharma, Body and Connection to Earth retreat at Gaia House that was cancelled due to the lockdown. Our theme was Decolonizing the mind and cultivating the causes of happiness, led by Anushka Fernandopulle and Bonnie Duran, with guest contribution from Elvina Charley. I’m so […]

The week that started 4th May 2020

tl;dr: Savouring for happiness, poetry (especially Mary Oliver’s), black speculative fiction and sci-fi, flowers upon flowers, drawing & learning the names of trees in German, being inspired and encouraged to draw by my workmates, tree geekery, short stories (esp. Tove Jansson’s), psychology of happiness (specifically The Science of Wellbeing, it’s amazing, do the free course) […]