Hi, I’m Christia, a self proclaimed self-love expert.
I'm a freelance writer and an appearance psychology PhD researcher.
Heartbreak Loss Hurts Too
If you’ve ever experienced a heartbreak, you’ll understand the soul-crushing numbness you feel in those first few days. You’ll then spend the next few weeks and months passing through ‘stages’ of heartbreak. It can sometimes feel like it will never end.
Why Kindness Is So Important As A PhD Student
Studying for and completing a PhD is no easy feat. As I write this, I’m currently 3 years and 3 months into my PhD, and the finish line is on the horizon. It’s in touching distance. Those who went before me were not lying with their advice that studying for a PhD “is like a rollercoaster”. I’ve experienced incredible highs that have fuelled me forward, but also lows which I felt I may never emerge from. 3 years on, I can look back with a renewed sense of accomplishment and reflect on some of the things I’ve learnt.
Self Love Goals: 5 Self Love Goals and How To Reach Them
Self love is not just a new buzz word which encourages you to take a bubble bath and light some candles. It's about cultivating a positive and compassionate relationship with yourself as you travel through life, regardless of your circumstances. It's accepting that you are of value and worthy of love right now, exactly how you are, no arguments.
Self Love Journal Prompts For Adults
Self Love Journal Prompts For Adults: Increase Your Self Esteem By Journaling What is self love? You’d be forgiven for thinking that self-love is not much other than a social media trend which encourages bubble baths, scented candles, a good night’s sleep, and taking your vitamins. But self-love is so much more than that. Yes, taking the occasional bubble bath does feel nice and can be an act of kindness towards yourself, but it is just a surface level commitment to something so much bigger.
Is Self-Love Selfish?
Some people believe that showing yourself self-love is selfish. Whilst I do recognise the relationship between self-love and selfishness, personally, I prefer to adopt the view that (for the most part) self-love is a nurturing relationship with yourself and a dedication to prioritizing your own needs.
What is Self-Love and How Do I Start?
You’d be forgiven for thinking that self-love is not much other than a social media trend which encourages bubble baths, scented candles, a good night’s sleep, and taking your vitamins. But self-love is so much more than that. Yes, taking the occasional bubble bath does feel nice and can be an act of kindness towards yourself, but it is just a surface level commitment to something so much bigger.
Gardening Can Make You Happier And Improve Mental Wellbeing
If you are not an avid gardener, or perhaps you are dipping your toes into the world of gardening for the first time, you may not be aware of the psychological benefits gardening can offer. When you think of gardening, you don’t need to think of a pristine, landscaped, humongous garden. Instead, think of sowing a seed and watching it grow and blossom into a beautiful fruit or flower. Think about planting wildflower seeds to create a haven for wildlife. Imagine cooking with the fruits of your labour that ou have grown in your very own garden. Sounds good, doesn’t it? For me, gardening feels wholesome and slow-paced. It makes me appreciate what I have in my life right now.
Limiting Beliefs: Everything You Wanted To Know
A limiting belief is the personal belief we hold about something that is stopping us from achieving fully. Limiting beliefs can arise in any area of our life, and (like most things…) they usually stem from our childhood. This article will answer all the questions you have about limiting beliefs.
Why Having A Simple Life Can Be A Happy Life
Having a simple life allows us to understand that our time here is limited, but we can find happiness through simple means. A simple life will be different for everyone and is entirely dependent on individual circumstances. However, the common thread is that those who live simply, are content with what they have. But why do the simple things in life make us happy?
The Importance Of Making Mistakes For A Growth Mindset
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s a fact of life. When you’re learning something new, it’s inevitable that you’ll make some mistakes before perfecting your craft. If we have a growth mindset, we are able to see our mistakes as learning opportunities.
How To Make Happiness A Habit For Life
Happiness is one of the most desired things in life and has become a major goal for many people. While it’s impossible to be happy all the time, it is possible to create a habit of happiness. In this post, we will show you how to make happiness a habit and how to use the power of habit to pursue your goals.