impostor

Stop Being an Impostor in Your Own Life

October 31, 2018
Why is it that when things start to go well, my brain kicks in with a bunch of sabotaging thoughts and self-doubts? Well, I learned recently that it happens to a lot of us and what I have been...
pansexuality

What is pansexuality?

October 24, 2018
Ok, so I’m going to throw it out there right off the bat. Pansexuality isn’t a sexual attraction to a Tefal pot and pan set. (Or any other brand of pots and pans for that matter). I know, it’s...
writing

How Ed Sheeran’s Mentors Helped Me Write Again

August 26, 2018
Holy shit balls, It’s Character Building is two years old! I write from a Quaker retreat. Nope, I’ve not dropped out of normal life and joined the movement, rather I’m at a songwriting retreat led by my favourite musicians...
anxiety

You do you boo

July 18, 2018
This week I’m honoured to have a very special guest blogger, my partner-in-happy, Paige Taylor. Paige and I work together on The Happy You Project and she is a yoga instructor and Ayurvedic practitioner. Paige has taught me many...
confidence

Maybe there is nothing else to say?

July 11, 2018
Writing something meaningful every week gets hard. It brings about a mini crisis of confidence every time I put hands to keyboard. After 62 published blog posts for It’s Character Building, as well as a fuck tonne for other...
gender

Here she goes again: The Gender debate

July 4, 2018
Gender identity and equality have been raising their ugly heads again lately so I feel compelled to revisit the subject. I recently bought a necklace that displays the word “Feminist”. It’s one of those dainty gold appearance, handwritten-type necklaces....
birthday balloons

It’s My Birthday

June 20, 2018
It’s my birthday! Well, it’s not QUITE yet. It’s my birthday tomorrow. I’ll be 35 but if I’m honest, on many levels, I still feel 24. According to checkout workers and bar staff alike, I still LOOK 24 also....
The art of happiness is wasting time

The key to happiness is wasting time

May 30, 2018
This week, and for the first time EVER, I’m featuring writing from someone who isn’t me. Gasp, shock horror! As I’m out on the road with The Big Walk I figured it would be the ideal time to turn the blog...