Using Mindfulness as a Tool While Living Abroad

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”

Top 5 Places to See in Northern England

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”

Dealing with Homesickness While Abroad

“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”

How to Own Being Labelled a “Mature Student” at the Ripe Old Age of 23

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”

Moving Overseas During a Global Pandemic

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”