As we come to the end of this turbulent year, like many people, I am reflecting and making resolutions for the future. 2020 has taught me to count my blessings even more than I did before, to take advantage of opportunities to learn things I wouldn’t usually learn and to never give up on lifelong dreams and ambitions.
Saturday 15th August 2020 is the 75th anniversary of Imperial Japan’s surrender, which brought the Second World War to an end.
I have always been aware of the significance of V-E Day, but had ignorantly never paid attention to the equal importance of V-J Day. After hearing the incredible stories on the news yesterday morning, I decided to broaden my knowledge.
Despite being such an ancient practice, yoga is trendier than ever in the 21st century.
Business Standard estimates that by the end of 2020, there will be 55 million people worldwide using yoga to exercise and relieve stress.
Which begs the question – what is all the fuss about?
I didn’t want to write a blog post without addressing the horrific act of violence which has shaped events over the past week.
George Floyd was brutally murdered on the 25th of May, sparking global outrage at continued police brutality and racism.
It scares me to think of what it will take for us to realise the importance of treating everyone equally, with kindness and respect.
Needless to say, the world feels weird right now. It is full of a kind of uncertainty that I am pretty sure is new to all of us.
So I thought I would share some things that I have found are helping to keep me occupied. Things that I am doing to “keep the Goblins away”, as my wonderful Grandpa used to say.