Changing a habit: reducing caffeine intake

I want to share something that is a big deal for me. They say it take at least 21 days to instil a new habit. I am a self-confessed "tea pot"! A few weeks ago I went "cold turkey"  on caffeinated tea for a day. Perhaps in excess of 10 cups a tea per day … Continue reading Changing a habit: reducing caffeine intake

A wake up call for busyness

The Unbusy Manifesto written by Jonathan Fields (of The Good Life Project) is well worth a read if you feel that you are reacting to life rather than living it intentionally. If you feel you are being dragged through life (as he puts it), then make a choice to give yourself some 'me time', grab … Continue reading A wake up call for busyness

Nurturing a meditation​ practice with Insight Timer

One of the practices I wanted to take on board last year was meditating. My learning took me down the path of wanting to do short meditations to help me sleep and de-stress and the sleep sounds on the Relax Melodies app were not working. I looked at apps like Headspace; Calm; Stop Breathe Think … Continue reading Nurturing a meditation​ practice with Insight Timer

Anticipation: an every day delight!

I love this extract from one of Gretchen Rubin's blog posts in 2007 about anticipation (and one of her more recent posts). "Pleasant anticipation is an important source of happiness; having something to look forward to makes you “feel good” and may also give an “atmosphere of growth” to your life, because the future seems bright. … Continue reading Anticipation: an every day delight!

Waiting to be part of the pack

Last December, we went to a local game reserve as a family. Our accommodation was in a fenced off area so our dogs could come too, without disturbing the game. There was a large open-air area for communal cooking and eating, which conveniently had gates to keep animals out. When he wasn't chasing dragonflies around … Continue reading Waiting to be part of the pack