Category: Authentic Living

How Following my Heart’s Calling Led Me To Discover Gifts I Never Even Knew I Had

I believe we all have hidden gifts and talents that we don’t even know we have. In this post I share how, by following my hearts calling, I first discovered I could write. Written in celebration of the three year anniversary of this blog, I hope that it can inspire others to discover their own hidden gifts and encourage them...

city to country dream

Is It Time To Give Up My Dream? 

After a summer of rural living, coming back to the city has been a shock. Despite my last post, in which I spoke positively about living with uncertainity, the realities of my uncertain life situation upon returning to Madrid have shaken my confidence some what. After talking and blogging about my dream of leaving the city to embark on a...


Living With Uncertainty: Have I Gone Mad?

This post follows on from my last one, in which I fill in the gaps about what has happened since I quit my job to follow my dream of leaving the city and starting an earth-centred life in the countryside. Here I deal with the biggest challenge that I have come up against in my quest to make my dream...

I Quit My Job To Follow My Dream. Now What? 

A year has passed since I quit my 9-5 job in order to follow my dream of leaving the city and embarking on an alternative life in the countryside. Since then, my blog posts have focused more on sharing some of the internal changes that have occurred in this time rather than the external ones. I have talked about our...

living in alignment

Living in Alignment With Who I Really Am

Revelations from the Heart Cave – Part 1   How a simple-life trip to the Sierra de Gredos over Christmas turned out to be so much more than a typical festive break and instead became a guide to discovering what it really means to live in alignment with who I really am. I believe that the pursuit of living in alignment...

In Search of Home

In Search of Home

Travel and the art of losing yourself to find yourself. After 10 years of wandering, the search for home continues.   I started travelling alone when I was 20. It was my second year at university; the summer holidays beckoned and with them the prospect of fun and adventure at a summer camp in the forests of Maryland in the...

Taking the Greatest Leap of my Life

The journey towards an earth-based, sustainable life in the countryside just got one step closer!   Over a year and a half has passed since I committed to my radical dream of leaving the city and creating a life in the countryside. In that time many things have changed and life got a little bit, shall we say, bumpy! Between...

Daring to Dream- Reflections of an Ex-Naysayer

Warning: this article contains strong inspirational language that may offend realists, naysayers and general piss-on-paraders. Recommended for those seeking to fan the flames of their dreams, live a life of true purpose and value and transform themselves in the process.

authenticity and self-empowerment

Authenticity, Self-Empowerment and Co-Creating a More Beautiful World.

Over-used and oversaturated, authenticity is a modern age buzz word. But don´t underestimate its power to transform you into a powerful agent of change. In the post I share how I used a challenging relationship with my boss to discover my own person power and how this seemingly small victory can ripple out to chnage the world.

expect the unexpected

Expecting the Unexpected and Embracing Fear

What would you do with your life if you had no fear?   If fear wasn’t there, whispering in your ear and telling you that you can’t, that it’s impossible, that you are kidding yourself…what would you do? This seems like both an inspiring question and a cliché at the same time. How many times have we heard this question...