Fiction reader’s guide to Nonfiction

I fell in love with reading at a young age, the second I realised that there’s much more out there besides boring textbooks. Needless to say, my nonfiction experience had a rocky start. So I stuck to fiction, to the point where I was convinced my brain wasn’t hardwired for the former. Continue reading Fiction reader’s guide to Nonfiction

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Running Down Dementia update #1: an amateur runner’s experience and what you need to know before you get going

So I’m going to focus on the second half of the challenge: the running, which happens to be my contribution to this campaign. I found it refreshing that, besides the donations, they are also focus on the well being of the people participating in the fundraising. Here’s the spiel: Exercise protects against Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia by stimulating the brain’s ability to maintain old connections as well as make new ones. So this is more of an incentive for me to put on my running shoes and get going! Continue reading Running Down Dementia update #1: an amateur runner’s experience and what you need to know before you get going

Body Positive Power took me way way back to darker times

3 hours in and I was in tears, doubting all my thought patterns and realising that eating 2 apples a day wasn’t a healthy lifestyle, that snacking on a single carrot while staring at others’ sandwiches and Snickers bars in lunch breaks wasn’t a healthy lifestyle, that making my “cheat day” (always the same chocolate cake from Dominos’) the centre of my universe wasn’t a healthy lifestyle, that late night binges followed by days of purging was not a healthy lifestyle. Continue reading Body Positive Power took me way way back to darker times