Polymath | Writer | Fan of #100Daysof…Challenges
Descended from mudlarkers, Romani-Gypsies, West Indians and Naval folki, I’m the founder of Language Learners Journal. Which was an award winning online blog looking at a more mindful approach to learning and teaching languages. Host of the #BookClub5252: Reading for self-development and growth. Fan of pushing myself out of the comfort zone with #100Daysof challenges! I’ve now moved across to the Medium community and look forward to connecting and sharing my writing with you.
Sometimes when we write we really can be our very own worst critic. This may stop us from pushing the publish button, decrease our motivation, and even increase the risk of us giving up on our dreams. So, what are these unhelpful thinking habits holding us back and what can we do about them in order to improve our writing?
Writing high-quality, well-researched pieces is important, but at some stage, we do just need to go for. I get it I used to be perfectionistic and ended up burning out. Don’t be afraid to hit publish on a post that…
Inspired by David Majister I made a pledge in May 2021 to take part in the Medium 30-Day Writing Challenge. During this challenge, I planned to write 30 posts in 30 days and submit to 30 different publications!
Life is stressful enough without schools and colleges’ love of using standardized tests, especially for languages! More and more students are feeling the stress of life, finances, and school. The surge of under 18s being prescribed medication for anxiety due to high stress especially around exam time is unfortunately on the increase!
This stress does not stop at school or college, independent language learners, such as those that learn outside of a curriculum-based educational system can feel the impact too. As independent language learners, you might stress about not speaking as fluently as you want to or having to take…
Everything felt louder and voices sounded almost robotic as eerie darkness filled the room everything went into a dream-like state and I became disconnected from my body.
I was 14, Mindfulness had been a recommended therapy for my anxiety disorder. However, my first experience filled me with a sense of depersonalization — detachment of body and mind. Almost like an out-of-body experience. Psychosis, which is where I lost contact with reality and experienced shadow people (hallucinations), my speech became disorganised and my heart raced as my anxiety heightened. …
Every morning when I awake I tend to do three things and none of them involve a mobile phone. The first thing is a 10-minute mindful body scan to check in with myself and see how I am doing. I then think of at least 3 things I am grateful for — one of these 3 things is always food or coffee-related! Finally, I sit quietly, take a deep breath and just enjoy the peace that is in that moment.
So, what does this morning routine have to do with the extraordinary power of quiet contemplation in your workspace?
“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks” — Dr. Seuss.
I love reading books, especially for self-development and growth purposes. So in 2019, a small group of us would meet up in the local library to discuss our current reads and, more importantly, what we planned to put into action from these books. Then the pandemic hit, and the world went into lockdown.
This was when I rediscovered Goodreads, which is a social media site for the bookish. I have been a member since 2017. If I am not writing on this…
In a recent article I asked the question is it the end for full stops in digital communication? I had some brilliant responses both on this platform and my Twitter account, thank you. I wanted to share some of my favourites with you.
Simon Dillon wrote a comment that made me smile:
“Whereas if I didn’t punctuate text messages correctly, I think my friends would assume I’d been replaced by an alien doppelganger”.
Just like me Sarah J. Baker had no idea this was a thing either!
“Clearly I’ve been living under a rock as I had no idea this…
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