Posts by Lesh Karan

Lesh Karan is a Melbourne-based poet and writer. Her words have appeared in Australian Poetry Journal, Brevity, Cordite Poetry Review, Island, Mascara Literary Review, and Rabbit Poetry, amongst others. Lesh’s work has also been previously shortlisted for the New Philosopher Writers’ Award. She is currently undertaking a Master of Creative Writing, Editing and Publishing at the University of Melbourne. Read Lesh’s work at leshkaran.com.

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How I’m Freeing Myself from the Trap of Stuff I Don’t Need

“In the marketing society, we seek fulfillment but settle for abundance. Prisoners of plenty, we have the freedom to consume instead of the freedom to find our place in the world.” ~Clive Hamilton, Growth Fetish

I come from a time where passbook savings accounts were the norm.

I can recall skipping along to the bank, aged eight, with one pudgy hand enveloped in my dad’s and the other clutching a little booklet.

I’d wait my turn in line with butterflies in my belly. The teller was always so far away. But once I got to her, it was magical. She’d …

5 Principles to Live by When Life Doesn’t Go Your Way

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” ~ Maya Angelou

We all have our stories, don’t we?

Some stories merely create a ripple in our lives, while others go deeper. So much so that they can change the course of our lives. Dramatically.

Mine is such a story. It’s no sadder or deeper than anyone else’s. It’s just life, and how I choose to respond to it, I have realized, is what really matters.

My story was (and still is) big enough to change the course