What to do with mountains of journals? Minimalist hoarder conundrums

I have been a dedicated yet deeply inconsistent journaller for my entire life. From about the age of 9, I have harboured a romantic vision of becoming a writer and have spent many hours in my bedroom filling notebooks of pre-teen angst and thoughts. I have not shaken this habit, and over the past (ahem) … More What to do with mountains of journals? Minimalist hoarder conundrums

Mental health, social isolation, and financial stress: Christmas in COVID-19 (Podcast interview)

One of the exciting new projects I have been involved in is the launch of a new podcast: Real World Public Mental Health. This podcast was developed as a forum to discuss how evidence can be used in the real world to prevent mental health problems and promote better mental health. It is hosted by … More Mental health, social isolation, and financial stress: Christmas in COVID-19 (Podcast interview)

Books in other forms

I have talked about this before. Y’all know I am a bookworm. (See The books that made my 2019, 2018 between the covers (of great books), Awesome books for kids, Read good books). Most years, I read between 40-50 books and I get enormous satisfaction writing tiny reviews and tracking the books on Goodreads. I always dreamed of … More Books in other forms

Drinking water woes: A classic travel conundrum

Staying hydrated while travelling is a constant battle, particularly when you are not sure of the local water quality. The oft-mentioned rule of thumb is that you can drink the tap water in “developed” countries, but not in “developing” countries, however, there are many regions where it is still not a good idea to drink … More Drinking water woes: A classic travel conundrum

Wandering through the wilderness: Petra through the back

After spending a glorious evening at the Little Petra Bedouin Camp, we headed back to Petra, this time through the “back” way, following our new guide, Moh. While I was mesmerised by Petra, when we had explored the previous day, I was completely captivated by our hike through the desert and rocks to get to … More Wandering through the wilderness: Petra through the back