Author: Lauren

Lowering Your Expectations Isn’t Giving Up

lowering expectations, pessimism, philosophy, life advice, achieving dreams, goals, this stuff is golden,

With our powerful and wonderful imaginations, we tend to create the perfect image of what we think will happen next, or as a consequence of something that we have done. They are the sequence of events that are supposed to happen. Even though it is from our imagination, that is how the next part of …

32 Pieces of Advice From My Previous Self

art, creativity, art journal, journalling, diary, inspirational quotes, quotes, advice, old diary,

About 4 years ago I become hooked on the Smash Book craze that was going around. It was all over Pinterest and Youtube. It was a beautiful and unique way for crafty people like me to express themselves and keep an art journal. A lovely part of the craze was that you could use your …

The Uses of Envy

envy, jealousy, motivation, inspiration, using envy, green eyed monster, dream life, dream job, dream career,

Envy |envi| Noun: A feeling of discontented or resentful longing aroused by someone else’s possessions, qualities, status or luck. Verb: Desire to have a quality, possession or other desirable thing belonging to somebody else. Envy is something we are taught not to feel. It is often described as a negative emotion that should be discouraged …

The Hardest Thing About My Twenties: A Collaboration

this stuff is golden, collaboration blog posts, blogging, twenties, millennials, career chat, career talk,

A very lovely and inspiring blogger Ksenia of thelifedegree¬†asked me to get involved in her new project; “The Hardest Thing About My Twenties”, which I was absolutely chuffed about! My answers kinda spilled out of me and after re-reading them I wanted to share them with you lovely folk. What challenges have really stood out …

The Power of Inner Voices

inner voices, negative thinking, negative thoughts, self love, self care, self esteem, feeling better, feeling positive,

Sometimes our inner voices can do good like motivate us to try again when something has gone wrong or calm us down when we are panicking about something. Sometimes however our inner voices put us down more than any words another person can say to us. Mostly because our inner voices have been shaped by …