Living joyfully: Load shedding delights…

Eish! Load shedding! Can there be anything joyful about it? South Africa has enormous issues with electricity. We have scheduled daily blackouts called load shedding. Here's an explanation and a graphic to help you get your head around this strange phenomenon! Load shedding is a measure of last resort to prevent the collapse of the … Continue reading Living joyfully: Load shedding delights…

Living joyfully: A Photo Walk & Memories

Sometimes normal things unexpectedly turn into joyful things! Yesterday, my son and I arranged to have a walk around our university campus to take some pics before we leave Grahamstown. I was here as a student in the early 80s and he has just finished his first year. I also currently work at the university, … Continue reading Living joyfully: A Photo Walk & Memories

Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

I'm trying to live joyfully But today that is overshadowed by a little voice inside my head You know the one... As I prepare for a month of writing with NaNoWriMo, altschmerz arises in me, if that's how  John Koenig intended the word to be used. But I'm sure he won't mind how I use it. Back … Continue reading Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

Updating my blog: Feel Good List

I'm always surprised at how often I need to revisit the basic principles of my blog to make sure I'm not veering too far of course. Is that something that happens to other bloggers too? Or is it just me? Here's a recent example. When I first started this blog, I created some “Happiness Resolutions” (an … Continue reading Updating my blog: Feel Good List

Living joyfully: My Simple Abundance Journey

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.

Living joyfully: Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

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...

Living joyfully: Alive and kicking

Today I had one of those days where you start reading something on the web, then you click on a link and you read something else. It turned out to be a music ramble... I thought I might share what I found out as part of a Weekend Coffee Share. So grab your fav beverage and join … Continue reading Living joyfully: Alive and kicking

Living joyfully

So a few weeks ago I had an epiphany about joy in my life. I want to tell that story, but another time. But as a result of the epiphany, I decided that rather than fighting it or waiting for some arbitrary time in the future for my life to be joyous and/or happy, I could … Continue reading Living joyfully