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Friday, 6 April 2018

Inspirational Content #7: Meditation, Following Your Dreams and Women Campaigning

1 // CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast, Episode 118 with Ava Duvernay On How It's Never Too Late To Do What You Love, Emma Gannon 

I've been listening to Emma's podcast since it first began and have loved it ever since. Nowadays I listen to so many different podcasts that it's impossible to keep up to date with them all, so I tend to just pick and choose whatever suits my mood at the time. Often I'll end up going on a podcast binge, where I just inhale everything they've ever recorded. This week has been a CTRL, ALT DELETE week. A particular favourite was this episode with Ava. Ava is the director of Selma and A Wrinkle in Time. She also didn't pick up a camera until she was 32 years old! If that doesn't prove that it's never too late to do what you love, I don't know what will.

2 // Miss Vogue, Girl On A Mission Series

I cannot believe I didn't stumble across this series sooner! Each instalment looks at a different young woman who is campaigning for change in some way or other, and it's so inspiring! Some of my favourites include Amika George, who started the #freeperiods campaign, and Beth Davies-Kumadiro, who founded Common Ground Oxford, which aims to level the playing field at Oxford University, in terms of class and race. It's amazing to see how incredibly passionate these young women are and how their efforts have created real change.


3 // 'Trust Your Hunger and Make Peace with Food' TED Talk, Eve Lahijani

Eve opens this speech by making the comparison between feeling hungry and needing the toilet. Both are the body's response to a basic need. We rarely ignore one but often attempt to forget about the other. We would never tell ourselves that we won't go to the toilet anymore today because we've been too much already, or say we'll wait until our normal toilet time. We just respond to what our body is telling us. This speech is a really important reminder to become more in tune to what your body wants and needs. It's okay to eat if you're feeling hungry!


4 // @joandkemp

I completely swoon over Kemper's style. I love how she mixes bold colours with retro shapes and funky prints. Her and her husband's matching lilac suits on Easter Sunday were a particular favourite. Most of her clothes are also high street, so I can actually get my hands on them - result!

5 // The Real Life Events that Inspired the Handmaid's Tale, Kayleigh Dray

Margaret Atwood has famously always said that everything that happens in The Handmaid's Tale has happened in real life, at some point, somewhere in the world. If you've read the book or watched the TV show, or even the questionable 1990 film for that matter, this will be a pretty scary prospect. This article rounds up exactly which real life events inspired the horrors of this dystopian world. An interesting and shocking read.

6 // 1 Giant Mind Meditation App 

I've fallen out of my morning meditation routine recently so when Leila from @thehealthstudent recommended this app on her Instagram, I thought I'd give it a go. It's completely changed the way that I meditate. I find it much easier than I used to and am less hard on myself if I find my mind wandering. I really love the ethos behind this technique and would highly recommend it if you're new to meditation!


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2 comments

  1. Ah Girl thanks so much for so much Inspo! Have a great friday!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

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  2. This is such a great blog post, I love getting to see new blogs!

    Danielle xx
    https://www.fashionbeautyblog.co.uk/

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