After sipping a sour-smelling tea, we lie down on mattresses, wrap ourselves in blankets and don eye masks. It’s like some kind of bizarre adult sleepover ― except it’s midday on a Friday afternoon, and from what I’ve been told the next six hours could unfold into one of the most profound experiences of my life.

These days, it may not sound unusual for a 20-something to sign up for a four-day retreat with fifteen strangers in a foreign country to embark on a journey of “self-discovery.” In fact, it’s probably a very millennial thing to do. …

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. — Carl Jung

Self-reflection is a habit that can dramatically improve the way we live our lives.

By cultivating a practice of reflection and integrating it into our daily or weekly routine, we take time to pause and take stock of where we are, who we are, what we are doing and where we want to go.

For the last few months, while my main career was put on hold, the stars aligned in a serendipitous way that caused me to start working part-time for an app called T-Cup. Not only has…

“There are times when the only thing to do is wait. The seed has been planted, the child is growing in the womb, the oyster is coating the grain of sand and making it into a pearl.” — Osho

Patience is a virtue, they say. Good things come to those who wait, apparently. So why does waiting for something feel so damn hard sometimes?

Worldwide lockdown has forced many of us to sit down, look in the mirror at our overgrown, unbrushed heads and face a slow, uncomfortable truth. We don’t like waiting.

Personally, I didn’t realise how painfully impatient…

(And Why You Might Want To Hire One)

I have a secret life; I moonlight as a professional ghostwriter.

You may have conjured up an image of me typing by candlelight in the dark like some kind of nightcrawler horror-fiction writer…

But that’s not quite it.

‘Ghostwriting’ is a funny term, but basically, it means writing books or articles for other people, as though they have written them. I am their ‘ghost’.

The term is most commonly associated with autobiographies, but ghostwriters can write for other mediums and genres too. I’ve written everything from full-length autobiographies to self-help books and articles about finance and psychology.

Essentially, I am…

My parents in the 90s

Moving back to my childhood home at the age of 28 because of a global pandemic was not where I pictured 2020 taking me… but as the saying goes, ‘When life gives you mushy old lemons, you may as well isolate for 8 weeks and learn how to bake a lemon sponge.’ Or something like that.

Moving back in with my parents is like being a student again. We drink constantly, listen to loud music, sleep in late and potter around for hours in the day pretending to ‘do something useful’. Then repeat.

Despite the awful reality that is the…

If isolation and social distancing have taught us anything, it’s that human connection is important. We are social animals that crave the comfort and endorphins that come with human interaction. So what do we do when this crucial pillar of human existence is ripped from underneath us? …

Rebecca Coxon

Documentary filmmaker and writer. Absorbing and exploring.

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