The beauty of solitude

One of my favourite  pastimes is solo dining…In a cosy restaurant, at a bustling market, beside a stream in a park or within the quiet haven of my home. Often when telling someone about the wonderful evening I’d spent on my own, I notice a slight narrowing of eyes, a confused furrowing of brow and…

Putting Perfection on Pause

The number one definition (most voted for by others) in the Urban Dictionary cites perfection as an impossibility, something unattainable, something that cannot be reached…ever. So why on earth do we keep striving so hard to achieve this seemingly unreachable state? It’s exhausting! I work in an incredibly fast-paced, high-pressure, demanding, always-on environment; but then…

Five steps to having a fantastic Sunday run

Sunday is my favourite day for long scenic runs…it’s also my worst! I keep thinking about how it’s really the only day I have to sleep in and so every Saturday night I have this massive internal battle – sleep in or set the alarm. I know how amazing I’ll feel after the run (motivation),…