• Lucy Farrington-Smith on Love Hurts

    I Used To Be Afraid Of Falling In Love, But This Is Why I’m Ready For It

    I Used To Be Afraid Of Falling In Love, But This Is Why I’m Ready For It

    Falling in love. The wording is strange, almost like it’s something you should avoid. When you are young, you’re taught how to walk, how to step one foot in front of the other and how to keep standing. You’re taught how to keep yourself up. How not to fall. We’re taught how to recover from injury. […]
  • Lucy Farrington-Smith on Just The Way You Are

    In Praise Of Melancholy: Why We Should Stop Seeking Total Happiness

    In Praise Of Melancholy: Why We Should Stop Seeking Total Happiness

    Yesterday, instead of spending my day all cozy, under the sheets with Netflix and no makeup, I spent it crying. I wept and blubbered uncontrollably like a tree caught in a fierce gale. Shivering and reckless, I cried uncontrollably. It was an outburst of frustration, a heightened version of the subtle melancholy Laren Stover talks of […]
  • Lucy Farrington-Smith in Women

    Guilty As Charged: 8 Comments We Never Want To Admit To Saying

    Guilty As Charged: 8 Comments We Never Want To Admit To Saying

    You know it, I know it, our friends probably know it. Hands up, who can admit to saying at least one of the following phrases before? “It’s okay, I’m over him.” This is closely followed by the sister meaning of, “I’m still trying to convince myself I am over him.” Okay, you got me, so I’m not […]
  • Lucy Farrington-Smith in Women

    Dressing Room Chronicles: 6 Very Real Struggles Of Trying On Clothes

    Dressing Room Chronicles: 6 Very Real Struggles Of Trying On Clothes

    Changing rooms are like miraculous, four-walled boxes that can change you from green to black on a mood ring in a second. I would calculate that about 60 percent of my changing room experiences result in me being hot, stressed, exasperated and wanting to curl up in a huge sweater somewhere with my cat. However, […]
  • Lucy Farrington-Smith in Life

    Why We Should All Start Leaving A Little More To The Imagination

    Why We Should All Start Leaving A Little More To The Imagination

    Most of the time, we don’t want to admit what we are thinking. We don't want to let others know what we hope for or what we dream about. This is probably because we don’t want to face what happens when we don't achieve these dreams. Any attempts to forget what happened would be stamped […]
  • Lucy Farrington-Smith in Motivation

    4 Ways To Master The Art Of Slowing Down And Streamlining Life

    4 Ways To Master The Art Of Slowing Down And Streamlining Life

    We open our eyes. We reach. We scratch. We claw for our phones. We unlock, tap, scroll. We see photos from the parties we don’t go to, the dinners we don’t eat and the weddings we're not even close to having. We double-tap. We comment, “I miss you so much, wish I could have been there last […]