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Earth Day 2022: Small Ways You Can Make A Difference

Everyone knows now about climate change and the environmental impact of our industrialised, consumerist society, and many people want to make a difference. But it can often feel too overwhelming to know where to start.

Book Review: Frances & the Navajo: The Conundrum of the Dead Pop Star

When pop icon Jack Condor is found dead in his hotel room the police think it’s just a simple case of a heart condition taking him before his time. Long-time manager, Barry Robinson, is not convinced.

Best Books For Decluttering

I have talked a lot about decluttering, simplifying and minimalism before on the blog, and it seems that since I started a major decluttering of mine and my family's belongings and lifestyle around 5 or so years ago, there has been an explosion of content creators and authors catching on to this topic.

A Note On Originality

When coming up with new ideas as a writer or creator of any kind, it can be a worry as to whether the brilliant idea in your head is original enough.

Should you take your side-hustle full-time?

It sometimes feels like it has to be one thing or the other: that you must either work in a 9-5 role or you should aim to earn enough from your side-gig to walk away from the daily grind.

Reading Challenge Update

Although I've been a bit remiss in publishing my reviews lately, I've still made time to read at least a page or two every single day.

Spring Clean Your Life

I usually like to start a physical spring clean with a decluttering of the home first. I've spoken before about how I like to keep things simple, and I think each change of season is a great time to have a look at what you've accumulated and discard anything you really don't need in your life.

How To Declutter Sustainably

Decluttering has become really popular with the growth of minimalism blogs, YouTube capsule wardrobe audits and Marie Kondo asking us all to question if an item 'sparks joy'.

The Sustainable Writer

This isn’t just about having less clutter around the house; it’s also about being a conscious consumer, buying sustainable products and trying to be more mindful about the waste I create.

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