Akarui in Japanese means bright, cheerful, spirited and sunny. During my time in Japan (2018-2020) I was often described as akarui by friends, despite battling through grief, trauma and the usual anxieties that come with daily life.

In a world where we are surrounded by negativity, it can be hard to stay bright and positive; but I know how powerful positivity can be and I’m sure that it’s the key to change! Brightness is a lifestyle and it’s a lifestyle that anyone can choose.

I’m on a journey towards informed self-care, self-love and accountability; to cultivating my brightness and positive mindset as a fuel to carry me through difficult times, wanna come along?