9 Things You Can Try Right Now to Boost Your Self-Esteem

9 Things You Can Try Right Now to Boost Your Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem is a pain, like, dementor sucking at your face kind of pain. The first thing we do when we’re in pain nowadays is Google the remedies. As a fellow low-self-esteem-dabbler and confidence-boost-article-searcher I’ve done my bit of ground research. Searching how to help low self-esteem can bring up some amazing resources and I’ve [...]

What is Schadenfreude and How is it Hindering Your Progress?

What is Schadenfreude and How is it Hindering Your Progress?

When we think of progress we immediately think of numbers- how much more money did I make, how many pounds did I lose, how many words did I write? We like progress that we can quantify. Ironically, one of the things holding us back from progress is something unquantifiable and quite abstract.  So what could [...]

Quite the Hoot? My Trip to Yufuin’s Owl Forest

Quite the Hoot? My Trip to Yufuin’s Owl Forest

White pythons dwelling in castles, monkey mountains and now… owls!? That trip to Beppu was certainly animal-orientated! On our way home from Beppu we stopped off in the small onsen town of Yufuin. This town is often preferred by travellers when compared to its...less...polished neighbour (but I prefer the raffishness of Beppu). For me, Yufuin [...]