Travel

Why You Shouldn’t Travel After University

Should you travel after university? I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while. I’m glad I waited though, because I think about this topic in a different way now than when I first thought of writing about it, which was when I was in Melbourne – this was the reflective part of my […]

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New York

Living in New York: Apartment Hunting Struggles

This year, 2018, I’ll be writing and sharing about living in New York! Everything from finding the dream apartment while juggling work and 3 yoga classes a week, to drinking cold brew in below-freezing temperatures – and of course, the daily immersion in the wonderful world of Whole Foods. It’s already midway through January, 2018. […]

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Life as a Vegan Cyclist in Chiang Mai, Thailand

What does Chiang Mai mean to me? At every chance I could, I would stop and remind myself of the adventure I was part of, and attempt to locate myself in my surroundings, relative to everything that had happened in my life before.     Cycling up Doi Suthep every morning at 7am, mango smoothies […]

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Coffee

Coffee Shops in New York City | Devoción, AP Café, Think Coffee

1. Devoción Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. What I drank: Cold Brew Coffee. Verdict: Definitely one of the best cold brews I’ve ever had. It’s reeeally strong with a distinct taste. (This was actually the first cold brew I’d had outside of work, where we have the bottled Grady’s version. A new obsession began.) Inside: Couches. Wide […]

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Why Rituals and Routines Are Important

“While routine aims to make the chaos of everyday life more containable and controllable, ritual aims to imbue the mundane with an element of the magical. The structure of routine comforts us, and the specialness of ritual vitalizes us. A full life calls for both.” (Brain Pickings) We’ve always been fascinated by the quirky habits […]

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Ritual vs Routine | How To Make Them Serve You

Some people will say outright that a routinized and ritualistic lifestyle is not for them. It’s irritating to do the same thing every day, they live spontaneous lives, their jobs bring up unforeseeable obstacles, last minute plans are the most exciting, ritual and routine would spunk creativity – rituals and routines are boring. Sometimes routines […]

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How to Create Routine and Ritual in Your Life

You want to incorporate more routine and structure into your life, but never seem to make anything stick, and feel you lack the discipline and productivity to do so. Frustrating, right? What’s your personality type? Let’s talk about the disorganised personality type. Of course, we’re all human, and being organised isn’t exactly a gift or […]

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Routines and Rituals

“Rituals help you slow down, to find happiness in the smallest of things. It is our passion to turn everyday routines into more meaningful rituals. Your body. Your soul. Your rituals.” I came across this message painted on a brick wall beside Toby’s Estate Café in Williamsburg on my way to work a while ago. […]

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Travel

The Rawtill4 Thai Fruit Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand

I wasn’t the only one at the airport – plenty of other cyclists had arrived at the same time, all looking equally confused and excited. Thus began the first of many searches for the Oversized Luggage area. One girl’s bike had been left behind in Sweden, it turned out. Mine had arrived safely (though this […]

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Travel

Moving to New York City: Life After Travel

I move out of my apartment today. This is the first time I’ve rented my own place, the first time I’ve been on a lease, the first time I’ve experienced the horror of parting with enormous chunks of my hard-earned money to “pay the bills” every month. It feels incredibly unfair to have to go […]

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