Staying connected and attention

I've been complaining of a lack of connection to myself and others. I've felt untethered, like I'm bobbing around in the ocean without an anchor. Julia Cameron writes that for creative and artistic people, "attention is a way to connect and survive". In fact she encourages us to immerse ourselves in the flow of life and pay close attention.

Shelly’s Bigfoot Affirmationsâ„¢: For a Groovy State of Mind

Shelly came up with and illustrated seven Bigfoot Affirmationsâ„¢ for a groovy state of mind. After each affirmation, she's included a question and an activity in case you want to practice some of the ideas contained in the affirmations. They are certainly one-part silly, but they are also two-parts serious. I had to share as … Continue reading Shelly’s Bigfoot Affirmationsâ„¢: For a Groovy State of Mind

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