A Life Of Balance

An intro to Us & Our Earth…
How to find stability within yourself and the world around you.

Feeling Like An Imposter In Your Field

I study marine zoology. To some, that might mean I could call myself a marine zoologist, or at least a soon-to-be marine zoologist. But I don’t feel like one. Why is that? In this post I’m going to address the feeling of being an imposter, how it can crop up in all parts of life…

How To Be Positive In A Negative World

It’s scary. In the news lately, it’s been stream after stream of bad news. The US conflict with Iran. The Australian bushfire crisis. Climate change. Whenever we watch the TV, listen to the radio or see the headlines flash up on our phones, it can get us questioning the good in the world. I saw…

Plastic: The Public’s Perception

Ever since starting uni in 2017 and being captivated by the lessons of Blue Planet II, plastic pollution has had my interest. So…being in my third year of uni, it may or may not come as a surprise to you that I decided to centre my research project around public perceptions of plastic pollution. For…

8 Lessons From Last Christmas Film

A couple of weeks ago I went to see Emma Thompson’s festive box office hit centred around the music of George Michael. The film was full of messages from its endearing start to its heart wrenching twist and humble conclusion. Some are big, others are small but here are 8 things I took away that…

A December Day In Oxford

From pretty side streets, picturesque landmarks and a prestigious university reputation, there are many sides to the city of Oxford. After a fleeting afternoon spent there at the start of this month, here is my experience of Oxford as the city readied itself for Christmas. When I decided to go home a couple of weekends…

Walking Unplugged

Walking is something I love to do. I did a lot of walking in first year as I found my way around Newcastle and revelled in discovering everything the city had to offer. In second year, walking became an escape and I often used it as a way to reflect on how I felt and…

A-Z Of Things To Be Grateful For

This is inspired by @mymindspeaksaloud who gave me the idea for this post with her list of things to be grateful for in October (thank you!). There are a million things that could be listed for each letter of the alphabet, but here is just one item for each of the 26 I’ve recently found myself…

3 Days In York

Following my previous post documenting a whirlwind weekend in 3 UK cities, the 4th city I found myself within a week was the charismatic heart of York. In the second of 2 weekends in a row spent away from Newcastle, the week in between seemed to fly by and it wasn’t long until I found…

A Weekend In London, Manchester & Newcastle

3 cities, 3 days…it’s safe to say that this weekend felt like a mini tour of England. Starting with a 3 hour train journey from my uni home of Newcastle to the heart of England’s capital, Friday night saw the beginning of my weekend adventure. London  The reason I was heading to London was for…

Seven Worlds, One Planet

It’s so easy to get caught up in our own little world and forget about every amazing thing that’s going on outside of us. I started watching David Attenborough’s new series and it made me realise how ridiculously trivial some of the things are that we worry about when there is SO much more to…