Things I Believe In This Week: Friends, Inner Peace & Dumplings

Mmmm dumplings!

As soon as I had finished typing the word I started drooling again. I just LOVE dumplings! Well any Asian cuisine if truth be known but I reckon I could eat dumplings as my staple diet, until I started to look like one anyway.

This last week has been a funny one, there is a bit of remodelling happening, in myself. I have had this feeling before. Twice. After relocating to Singapore, then relocating to London, so it’s almost like I’m unsettled in a way.

Black and white photo of lady with a kite in the wind

Photo Cred: Matthew Henry / Unsplash

Whenever I feel a tad off (the best way I can describe it), I adjust my focus. I have to because otherwise that odd feeling consumes me and my positive pants fall off.

When life gets blurry, adjust your focus

At times like this I like to do one of my Things I Believe In posts. I have two so far, from November and June and this time my three things are Friends, Inner Peace and well, my favourite comfort food…dumplings. It helps, just focusing on things which are making me happy in that moment. Sometimes you just have to stop, allow the whirlwind emotions or thoughts to just slow down, allow yourself to take some deep breaths and shine, being in your own spotlight for a while.


What the hell would we do without them? They provide support, encouragement and inspire you to be a better person. Surrounding yourself with positive and like-minded people really matters. They say that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with so make sure you are spending time with the right individuals, those who lift you higher, boost and strengthen you. Toxic people blame, put you down, say hurtful things, you don’t want to become like that right?

Picture of two girls taking photographs in the sand

Photo Cred: Kendra Kamp / Unsplash

People inspire you, or they drain you – pick them wisely
~ Hans F Hansen


Now, this is a whole blog post really BUT we all search for happiness, every single one of us. Not everyone feels constant happiness or those that usually do, still can get knocked down by an event or a person, especially if that person is unkind. So it’s important that we find ways to have inner peace. There are many ways to practice this, including gratitude which is one of my daily rituals (trust me it works!), but the real trick to inner peace is allowing our minds to be still, without restless thoughts and the ability to be in control, especially in difficult situations. Guided meditation helps me and this week I had my first Flotation Chamber experience (I will share more about this later), but it’s when there is no guided meditation, it’s just you and your thoughts floating in a tank which is when the real work begins on you. People always press our buttons and try to get reactions from us but this is when inner peace counts the most.




Eeeek!! Those beautiful small steamed balls of dough. When I lived in Singapore it was normal for us to eat them for breakfast (say what!) In places such as Din Tai Fung in Singapore (my ultimate fave) they literally measure and weigh every single dumpling so they can be presented as absolute replicates of glee. They are great for sharing, they fill you up and they are my go-to simple, comfort food.

What three things this week do you believe in?

N x

So hey you, yes you..I want to thank you for reading my post. Whether you’ve stuck around since the beginning of my journey or whether you’re new to my blog, thank you for reading and supporting. I genuinely appreciate it.





  1. Janette
    July 12, 2017 / 8:02 am

    Love reading your blog, it’s uplifting and makes my day.

    • niccimcshane
      July 12, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Wow Thankyou Janette, I am glad it helps and I am glad you see it that way because my job is done in that case. You have made my day 🙂 Thankyou for letting me know your thoughts x

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