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Hi! Trish here.

I'm a former diplomat who traded in a respectable career for the life of a wandering nomad.

Now I've made it my mission to show other women that dancing to your own drum beat is the best way to live.

It's time to start living life on your terms.

12 simple ways to be more happy

12 simple ways to be more happy

Am I the only one who gets giddy with excitement at the start of a new year? Like proper can't-go-to-sleep-because-tomorrow-is-the-big-day kind of excited? I guess I can (reluctantly) admit that it's a bit of a weird vibe for a middle-aged woman to get that...

It’s My Birthday. Here’s What 2018 Taught Me.

It’s My Birthday. Here’s What 2018 Taught Me.

It's my birthday! I know, I know. This blog isn't supposed to be all about me. But...inspired by Ramit Sethi's annual birthday posts, I thought I'd use this auspicious date to start a tradition here on UnWrite the Rules. I'm going to share with you 3 things that I've...

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long, Happy and Meaningful Life

Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long, Happy and Meaningful Life

What would you guess is the secret to a happy life? Having a ton of money in the bank? Good health? Great friendships? Having a metabolism that lets you eat as much chocolate you want without gaining weight? Turns out that while happiness is quite individual (that...

Struggling to Find Your Passion? Here’s What to Do.

Struggling to Find Your Passion? Here’s What to Do.

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that 93.2% of all motivational quotes circulating on the internet are preaching the power of passion and purpose. Ok, not so much a ‘truth’…more of a ‘something I just made up this very second’. But for those of us who are...

How to Get Motivated: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation

How to Get Motivated: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation

Extrinsic vs Intrinsic Motivation I’m a sucker for clickbait. I’m not talking about the transparently trashy fake ones that motivate you to click by writing things like “She walked in the room and you’ll never believe what happened next” or “Lose belly fat with this...

How to write a personal mission statement

How to write a personal mission statement

Well hello there, you fabulous and incredibly self-aware person. You’ve found this article, which means you’ve already realised the many benefits of writing a mission statement that captures the vision you have for how to live a meaningful life. (Want a quick recap?...

Design your future

Design your future

What did you want to be when you grew up? Ask a classroom full of kids these days, and you’ll hear from wannabe doctors, teachers and astronauts, aspiring bakers, scientists and vets, pro-athletes and even video game designers. What you won’t hear is any of those...

The Clever Guts Diet by Michael Mosley (Book Review)

The Clever Guts Diet by Michael Mosley (Book Review)

Did you know that the bacteria in your gut might be part of the reason you’re fat? And why your annoyingly slim friend can eat junk food all day long and not gain weight? At least, that’s what seems to be the case according to the research quoted by Dr Michael Mosley...

7 Reasons to Write a Personal Mission Statement

7 Reasons to Write a Personal Mission Statement

We’ve all seen them. Mission statements composed of a long series of meaningless words strung together just to look impressive. Things like: We will work to interactively negotiate enterprise methods so that we may endeavor to globally recontextualise excellent...