What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a practice of being fully aware of the present moment. There are many trainings and practices that can help a person introduce mindfulness into their day-to-day life including meditation, breathing exercises, journals writing, practicing gratitude, etc. Mindfulness has a deep history in Hinduism and Buddhism. Forms of mindfulness can alsoContinue reading “Using Mindfulness as a Tool While Living Abroad￼”
Since moving to England as an international student, I have been able to visit a number of cities and towns across Northern England. Many of these places can be experienced on a student-friendly budget. Here is a list of my top 5 places to visit while in the north of England: York York is one of theContinue reading “Top 5 Places to See in Northern England”
“We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone“ Katie Thurmes I was able to spend some time in this gorgeous northern city this past week. I only had a very short amount of time so here is Newcastle in 24 hours: The Castle in Newcastle Who knew there was a castle inContinue reading “24 hours in Newcastle”
“But we have to remember that we have lost the vessel, not the memories. We just have to build a new place to hold them.” – Kelli Kehler I’m writing this as I fly back to England after a trip home for the summer break. It was an emotional goodbye this time. Last year whenContinue reading “Dealing with Homesickness While Abroad”
Happy half-term to my UK fam and happy summer vacay to those back home! You made it through the 2021 school year my friends!! (whoop whoop!) We still have a couple more weeks left here at uni, but we are almost there! I – just like the rest of the world – have been listeningContinue reading “How to Own Being Labelled a “Mature Student” at the Ripe Old Age of 23”
Life goes on. To be honest, I haven’t really had anything to write about in a while. Although we are (hopefully) seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, we are still in lockdown. I miss being able to go places and I wish I could have traveled a lot more this first yearContinue reading “Expat Chronicles pt. 3”
I have a feeling this should just be titled “Moving Overseas.” Full Stop. But moving during the middle of a pandemic did make things a little extra spicy. If I’m being completely honest, it’s only been 5 months but I don’t remember many details of the journey. I know I had 3 layovers and thatContinue reading “Moving Overseas During a Global Pandemic”
More Train Stories A few weeks ago my train to Liverpool was cancelled so I was in the station for an hour waiting for the next one. While waiting, a pigeon decided to land right in front of me and stare at me while I was eating my crisps. I put my crisps away because…Continue reading “Expat Chronicles pt. 2”
The Library I’ve been away from Leeds since winter break has started. I miss my flatmates and my family back home during this Christmas time. However, I am super happy that I get to spend the holidays with family here in England. I was able to go explore a bit of Liverpool this week. TheContinue reading “Holidays in Liverpool”
Yesterday I was taking the bus to Leeds City Centre. You know those days where everything just seems beautiful and your thoughts are filled with romanticism? It was one of those days. I was thinking how grateful I was to be in the UK and how pretty the sky was and the buildings. I rememberContinue reading “Expat Chronicles pt. 1”
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