Today is a Transition Day The first of many Welcome to a new Transitions series that is all about my major life move back to the UK.
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
I could watch hours and hours of Masterchef Australia. But that doesn't make me a better cook, let alone a MasterChef. Watching, thinking or reading about something is not enough. I learn best by doing or from my own experience. Experiential understanding...
This year has been an introspective one for me. A time of re-acquainting myself with “me”. A time to be a student of my own life. Lots of time alone. I’ve done a lot of reading. A lot of personal growth courses. I’ve felt up and I’ve felt down. Recently, I decided it was time … Continue reading An exercise in re-framing the past
Looking at the need to belong to a tribe or community from a fresh perspective. I'll share some thoughts from Christiane Northrup's book which are perfect for my Thursday Thort series.
The magazine image had called to me on a deep enough level to engage my emotions. Writing "not real" was the physical manifestation of my emotional reaction. The message in the "Little Miss Perfect" essay. The validation I felt. They needed my conscious attention. Why?
Have you ever read a book that you come back to again and again? "Simple Abundance: A daybook of comfort and joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach (pronounced “Bon Brannock”) is the non-fiction book that I return to over and over again. Read about my relationship to this comforting book.
I love how the English language works - it's rules and inconsistencies, it's rhythms and cadences. I love that it's a hodge-podge of words "borrowed" from other languages and how new words are constantly added to it. John Koenig makes up his own words to help us express our unarticulated feelings. Read more...
Whilst having lunch with a friend from Australia, I apologised for not eating the tomatoes in my salsa. She remarked, "you know, you don't need to do that anymore". "What do you mean?", I asked, laughing. "Apologise for not wanting to eat something." "I’m 60. I don’t need to do that anymore” She went on … Continue reading I don’t need to do that anymore
A friend and I are just about to start working through Julia Cameron's Artists Way 12-week course. We have been hoping to find an uninterrupted 12-week slot to do it together. And we have. We start this week.