Learn to Love your Train Commute

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Photo Credit: Alex Sorto, Unsplash

For the first few days, I was officially off meat after commuting to London for the weekday grind in similar conditions to that of a cattle truck. But unlike most cows in a confined space, there are no moo’s or groans. Everyone remains quiet and pretends their nose is not resting on the top of someone’s head or that they can’t smell pungent armpit. It is the most “outside of comfort zone” any remotely claustrophobic or stanch nay-sayer of cheap flights on budget airlines could ever dare to be. It left me half hoping an oxygen mask would drop down from the ceiling and I wasn’t even on the tube yet.

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How to Survive a Night in a Berlin Squat

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You’d be forgiven for thinking that Competitive Scrabble players wearing Hawaiian print dresses and absent of facial piercings, do not present themselves at the gates of a Berlin squat. Continue reading “How to Survive a Night in a Berlin Squat”

How To Solve Your First World Problems

Generation X and Y have redefined the meaning of a problem. There are now two categories: real problems and then first world problems. Sure, life’s no bed of roses, but generally speaking, we’ve had the luxury of creating more frivolous concerns to keep. We’ve turned collecting parking fines, ripping suit pants exiting taxis and battling fast food cravings on bikini body diets into a full-time occupation. Continue reading “How To Solve Your First World Problems”

5 Skills To Better Manage Conflict

Co-written with Sarah Dukes, Director of Peymac Mediations.

Whether you’re a solicitor or President of your local Spanish Club, you’re bound to run into a conflict of interests, the clash of opinion, or perhaps even a full-blown war with someone at work. Life’s too busy to be putting out fires. That said, occasionally, we can’t avoid bumping into highly flammable people. Continue reading “5 Skills To Better Manage Conflict”

The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach

Some days, I wish I was at university again, so I could naively look forward to being an adult. I thought I’d be a kickass lawyer wearing Versace shoes, driving a Mercedes and dining near Sydney Opera House. Alas, what I really discovered was Continue reading “The 3 Lessons All Universities Need to Teach”