Book Review – Geoffrey Lew’s ‘The Ordinary Leader’

Sun Tzu’s military advice represented in ‘The Art of War’ has existed for centuries and has been devoured by millions across the globe, with many lawyers known to use the book to negotiate better and essentially win trials. An ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC, Geoffrey Lew’s ‘The Ordinary Leader’ plays […]

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A Book Review – The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan

Books are my favourite source of escapism and Ruth Hogan’s ‘The Keeper of Lost Things’ has certainly provided that for me over the last five days – the small time it took to devour this beauty. As is often the case, I am late again to this read that was originally published in 2016/17 but […]

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A Book Review: Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

“If you don’t try at anything, you can’t fail… it takes back bone to lead the life you want” – Revolutionary Road. Revolutionary Road was a charity shop find, and in all honesty I feel like a massive fraud for not seeking this book out beforehand, nor having heard of it. Admittedly, I was drawn […]

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A Book Review – The Courage to be Disliked

We all want to be liked, and more so loved. We crave to be accepted into society, whether that’s through the highest positioned job or the amount of following we have online. After facing some hate on Twitter, I searched Amazon on a whim for books on getting over being disliked – dramatic I know! […]

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A Review – The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva

We’ve thankfully grown better at conversing about mental health in recent years. But how much do we fully understand about the different illnesses? In the book ‘The Existence of Amy’, Lana Grace Riva takes the reader on a journey to recovery with main character Amy. Amy faces a daily battle against OCD and depression, but […]

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The Powers of Daydreaming

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As my primary school teacher introduced what I like to call complex maths (anything beyond division, multiplication, adding and subtracting) my mind drifted off into the world of contemplation. What I was thinking I couldn’t tell you but the fact that my mind was focused elsewhere was true. I envisioned what I’d be having for […]

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A Review: Everyday Calming Rituals by Tania Ahsan

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“Many of us are mired in the past and it isn’t always a comfortable place to be. Using the power of your own voice, step into the present and make it the best experience you can”. If I asked you to list the five senses, you wouldn’t think twice. And if I asked you to […]

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