Words to live by

There is no shortage of inspirational quotes in our world; avalanches of them online, on fridge magnets and in books. Occasionally I stumble across one that gives me a moment of illumination, some comfort or a reframe of hope in this crazy old world in which we live… “Don’t focus on your competition, focus onContinue reading “Words to live by”

Oh bop, fashion!

You need to just stop
Like can you just not step on my gown?
You need to calm down

A Little Something-Something

I got a little somethin’ for ya. (I got a little somethin’ for you. Na na na na na na na na na! MN8—I’ve Got a Little Something For You I think we can all agree that something is better than nothing (and I’ll give you just three guesses to figure out just what itContinue reading “A Little Something-Something”

Frugal Friday Frenzy

I’ve been inspired by the FIRE Movement to save more money so I’ve been sharing some money saving tips each week with a Frugal Friday Five. Here’s the monthly round-up of them!

How’d I do?

So, this year, I’m surrendering to being the most me I can be, let the chips fall where they may. I’m leaning into my interests more and letting the rest go. I hope there will be more and more writing, reading, dancing, walking, exercising, studying, Taylor singing, comedy quoting and wig snatching to come thisContinue reading “How’d I do?”

This girl is on FIRE!

“Everybody uses the FIRE acronym (Financial-Independence-Retire-Early) because it is catchy and “Early Retirement” sounds desirable. But for most people who get there, Financial Independence does not mean the end of your working career. Instead it means, “Complete freedom to be the best, most powerful, energetic, happiest and most generous version of You that you can possibly be.”Does thisContinue reading “This girl is on FIRE!”

Bali Spirit

As predicted, I’m still banging on about my September trip to Bali. Beyond the Bintang and the braids, it is a deeply spiritual place with much to teach us. Daily Devotions: The Balinese seem to be constantly in a state of prayer and ritual. They make offerings, called Canang sari, to the gods and spiritsContinue reading “Bali Spirit”

The courage to rest

My yoga teacher offered this gem during a Yin Yoga class (which is the s-l-o-w, introspective type one), “How can you have the courage to rest? To not push but accept fully where you are. To bring this quality of surrender into your practice and your life”.  Talk about a Mic-Drop! This is something I’veContinue reading “The courage to rest”

Half way

6 months of 2019 down and 6 to go. Half-way guyz! Time to check in and see how things are going in my so-called life with a 6 month version of the Five Minute Journal. What I’m grateful for: The company of my chonky cat companion. Purr… The flexibility of relief teaching. Work or tracksuitContinue reading “Half way”

Quarterly Review

Yikes! A quarter of the year done and dusted. Well that’s flown. Here’s what I’ve been trying…and God loves a trier after all. Simplification: I find too much physical and mental clutter stress-inducing and irritating and so I’ve been trying to simplify wherever possible. I re-Kondo’d my house in Jan so have been mindful ofContinue reading “Quarterly Review”