Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

None of us can live indefinitely in the Garden of Eden. We are all thrown out in the world, into the cold, facing the inevitability of hardship, struggle and disappointment. We wake up one day to find our dreams shattered, our plans disrupted. No shelter can fully protect us from the wrath of the storm.…

Finding Beauty in Brokenness — Pointless Overthinking

Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

One of my new found rediscovered hobbies is reading. I’ve always been a bookworm to some extent, but as I got older social media became the new thing & I felt like I didn’t have time for it anymore. I wanted to start this detox series with the topic of reading because I’ve discovered, you […]

Why Replacing Your Screen Time With Reading Is Good For You — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

When I was a kid you wouldn’t ever in your wildest dreams see a post about taking a digital detox. It wouldn’t even be a thing. But now, in 2021 digital is everywhere. The world has made it really hard to not be involved in media or technology in some way or another. Whether it’s […]

5 Benefits Of Taking a Digital Detox — Olivia Lucie Blake

The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking

In modern industrialized societies it is easy to forget about our inherent connection to the natural world. Our finite attention is drawn towards our devices as media companies compete for our screen time. The online world has become ever more pervasive in our daily life as we have come to focus more and more on…

The Great Illusion of Separation — Pointless Overthinking

Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times — Pointless Overthinking

It was at a university book sale where I was first introduced to the ideas of Taoism. Hidden away deep in the philosophy section, I picked up what initially seemed like a strange esoteric book – the Tao Te Ching. It was a short text, under 100 pages, that was filled with often puzzling language…

Lessons from Taoism: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times — Pointless Overthinking

Connecting The Dots — Pointless Overthinking

I would have made a poor Sherlock Holmes, especially when it comes to solving the mysterious case regarding the Truth of our Being. In that regard, I behaved more like Inspector Clouseau, of Pink Panther fame. That’s not to say that I was as bumbling in life as the inspector was with his investigations; but…

Connecting The Dots — Pointless Overthinking

Self Compassion

Be Inspired..!!

Self – compassion is giving yourself the same compassion and kindness that you would give a loved one. Charity begins at home, remember! A common stumbling block when thinking about self-compassion is the belief that it just means letting ourselves off the hook. When we say “it’s only human,” isn’t this just a way to blow off personal responsibility for our actions? But let’s look at this more closely. First of all, isn’t it strange that admitting the fact that we’re flawed human beings is perceived as not being honest with ourselves? Isn’t the honest truth that we are only human? 

Let’s look at three main elements of self compassion 

  1. Self -Kindness Vs. Self Judgement : When we as people treat ourselves with more respect and warmth, compared to self-criticism and unrealistic expectations, we can then have a greater understanding and sympathy for our own realities and emotions. 
  2. Common Humanity…

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Easy Plastic Free Swaps You Can Make Today — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Happy Earth Day! I’ve been recently on the journey to becoming more sustainable. In no means am I perfect & in all honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever be 100% sustainable but I have found a few easy swaps that have gotten me started down the road of living more Earth conscious. Here are a […]

Easy Plastic Free Swaps You Can Make Today — Mind. Beauty. Simplicity

Why is Change so Hard?

Find Your Middle Ground

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It comes up in many conversations. We struggle with how things are, and what to do to bring about what we want in life. We ask ourselves “Why is change so hard?”

What a great coaching question. And one I will elaborate here in this re-post.

Three things come to my mind that are supported by scientific research:

  • We are hard wired to be in our comfort zone. It’s for human survival … and reinforced by how we deal with difficult emotions growing up. We react to the stressors with a fight, flight, or freeze response, then act out learned behaviors that we think will take away the discomfort and fear. Those behaviors often keep us stuck and in a cycle of disappointment and feeling like a failure.
  • In some circumstances we may fail to see change happening already around us. Our own conditioning…

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How To Start A Self-care Routine…

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! I hope you are all having a lovely week so far!

How are you all doing? Have you taken time to focus on self-care? If so, comment below and let me know your self-care secrets!!

Today’s post is about that all important self-care routine!! Who has a routine in place already?

First things first, I want to start this post off by reminding you all that self-care is NOT selfish. Let’s say it again…. Self-care is NOT selfish! Nor is it a waste of time – it’s a very important part of our lives and something we need to focus more on. Let’s go back to basics and let’s ask ourselves a really simple question- on a scale of 1-10 how is your mental health? How is your physical health? How is your emotional health?

It doesn’t matter if you answered really…

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The Wisdom of Being Wrong — Pointless Overthinking

If only things were that simple. If only events could be packaged into neat containers of ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ or ‘good’ and ‘evil’. Despite our proclivities towards binary and dualistic thinking, life is a whole lot messier. Many circumstances are morally ambiguous and uncertain. Being in this metaphorical ‘grey’ area of not knowing can be…

The Wisdom of Being Wrong — Pointless Overthinking

How To Adjust To New Seasons Of Life — Olivia Lucie Blake

I remember the first time I heard someone use the phrase new seasons of life. And I really loved how it sounded. Whenever I go through new changes or circumstances in life, I often now refer to them as new seasons of life. And recently I went through one myself. Often they are hard to…

How To Adjust To New Seasons Of Life — Olivia Lucie Blake