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The low-down to Darwin’s quarantine, the how-tos, what to bring, who to call, and what to expect during your stay at Howard Springs Facility.

For any Aussies who looking to go back home and are curious to know more about Howard Spring Quarantine Facility. You’ve come to the right place.

The beginning…

Departed from London, Heathrow on a 16 hr repatriation flight that got delayed for another dreadful 2 hours, our plane finally landed to a hot 30*c tip of Australia, Darwin. Guests were taken onto a bus to HSQF (15 minutes from Darwin airport). You are greeted with nurses that are…


The shocking reality of sunscreen ingredients.

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Spring is here! Everyone is out enjoying the sun at the beach, by the pool, park, or in the garden. We are all aware of the impact the sun has on our skin.

Australia does not have an Ozone layer and has been diminished since the 70s due to carbon emissions released into the air, called chlorofluorocarbons aka CFCs. When there is no Ozone layer the sun would reach the earth directly damaging plants and animals, including us.

It’s not well-known in the world that Australia offers 100+ SPF to protects us from those…


The best practice to be proactive and stay true to yourself.

Taken on my Nikon 3300 in Ladbroke Grove, UK

Stuck in a meeting room, surrounded by a room full of males. Feeling unworthy and out of place.

A voice in my head saying “ you are a minority..”

Working in tech as a woman of colour has never been easy. We are challenged every day and face those challenges head-on. However, this scenario was different, one that has stuck and one that has also affected many unheard voices.

We succumb to social norms in order to provide for our needs. Not food, shelter, or water but our social…


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Spending time in nature creates a therapeutic feeling and is essential to your mental and physical well-being.

Several years ago, I was travelling and volunteering on the outskirts of the Amazon Rainforest. I’d wake up in the morning, breathe in the fresh air, listen to the tropical bird calls, and not forget the cockroaches that were guarding my bed throughout the night!

An abundance of life and connecting to the environment made the rainforest bliss and every day I was grateful for mother nature.

A few months later, I decided to move to the “sunny” hub of London to set…


Personas are about building your user from the ground up based upon gathered insights. Creating a strong persona can help you shape your product and achieve design solutions. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive deep into personas! →

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Predict what will happen 🧐

There are a couple of ways when creating personas. We start off with defining the users and the needs. We can do this through user research — where data is gathered to eliminate assumptions. Some tactics of gathering research can be by conducting user interviews, observing and surveys. This will set the foundations for the goal we’re trying to achieve.


Here are some of my top tips on how to motivate yourself after failing. Because let’s face it, failing hurts. It’s how we deal with it, move forward, and learn from our mistakes that make us become resilient.

1. Return To The Bigger Picture

It’s easy to lose focus when you’re thoroughly working on the details. Down the track we tend to lose focus on the big picture, we then let that fire-fueling-feeling fizzle out and we lose our passion to continue, we say we’ll come back to it later.

You need to remember why you started in the first place. Whether that’s buying your dream…


2020 has been one tough year. Through all of the negativity, there lies a sprout of positivity through finding yourself.

There is no “right time”, there is just time and what you choose what you do with it.

When lockdown first began, the first few months were difficult. I was far from family, friends, and home. My openness was caving in and my time used by spending it with others was dissipating.
It caused a snowball effect when the lockdown happened in the UK. …


We sometimes feel as if we’re missing something in our lives, or someone. The notion of loving and being loved.

If you can’t love yourself, who can love you?

The truth is in order to be in a healthy relationship, you have to be in one with yourself. It’s ok to put yourself first, especially when it comes to your mental and emotional health.

Here are 5 ways to love yourself for better mental and emotional health.

1. Honesty

“How are you today?” This question comes up a lot, but how often do you tell that person how you really feel?

Be…

sahvanna

An avid traveler who wants to spread goodness, inspire and motivate others by word and mindfulness.

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