Hard lessons: On making the most of our mistakes

Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does the body. Seneca When discussing failure, I often worry that whatever is said will come across as tired, well worn aphorisms. In fact, I imagine you would be hard pushed to find a single individual that doesn’t already agree with the following: That our mistakes are something toContinue reading “Hard lessons: On making the most of our mistakes”

Awaking to engage: Premeditation over mindfulness

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love. Marcus Aurelius DISCLAIMER: I am not a medical professional, and the views expressed are merely my own opinions based upon my own experiences. These should not be taken asContinue reading “Awaking to engage: Premeditation over mindfulness”

Beautiful frauds: Dealing with the impostor within

Judgement does not come suddenly; the proceedings gradually merge into the judgement. Franz Kafka, The Trial During a conversation with some of the others from my course, the concept of impostor syndrome came up recently. This got me thinking back on my own life, and the times in which I have felt inadequate, as ifContinue reading “Beautiful frauds: Dealing with the impostor within”

Stop the Clocks: Enter Shikari on finding grounding in modernity

Without music, life would be a mistake… Friedrich Nietzsche This morning I woke up to a beautiful surprise. Little to my knowledge, one of my favourite bands Enter Shikari had recently released a new single. Whilst this is undoubtedly great news, I can imagine you’re wondering how this has anything whatsoever to do with myContinue reading “Stop the Clocks: Enter Shikari on finding grounding in modernity”