The Five Most Influential Books I’ve read in 2019

This last year has been a huge time of change and transformation for me, helped hugely by the people I've met along the way and a whole host of things I probably barely understand - but also by the books I've read, imbibed, loved and listened to. Here is a list of the top 5 …

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Breaking free: what happens when you say no to something that is hurting you

It's almost an anti-climax once you've broken away from all your bonds and made the decision that will set you free. Suddenly the huge struggle you went through looks so easy. You felt trapped in a dark cage and now you find yourself walking along in the sun, and the transition between the two was …

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Following your path: coming home from travelling and starting the job search

I've been thinking a lot lately about following your path. How much do you need to choose and push for everything? How much should you see what happens when you allow it to? Perhaps rather rashly, I've recently moved to Manchester. What have I been doing with myself since my last post I hear my …

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Two Weeks in a Tai Chi school in China: discipline, commitment and support

I signed up for the Tai Chi and Meditation course at Maling Shaolin Academy on a bit of an impulse. In retrospect, I didn't do a whole lot of research about it. Don't worry, I enjoyed it immensely, but it wasn't quite what I imagined. Firstly, Tai Chi is a martial art. I know, seems …

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Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge Solo: beautiful views, easy trails and people to talk to!

Hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge was always on my travel agenda for Yunnan and it definitely lived up to expectations. It was a clear highlight of the trip for two reasons: It's a beautiful hike I met lots of lovely English speakers so it was also the most sociable part of my trip However, arriving at …

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