Quarantine Basics

“Does anyone know if we will get through together or not? Or if these times are certain or uncertain? No one letting me know”. Chrissy Teigen In my social media scrolling, that takes up an embarrassingly large amount of my time these days, I’ve discovered; That Chrissy Teigen wins the internet (@commentsbycelebs on insta doesContinue reading “Quarantine Basics”

Why does the caged bird sing?

Freaky times hey with Covid-19 induced self-quarantine, social distancing and supermarket sweep style scenes. How can we keep our mind, body and soul healthy? As an introvert, frugalista and optimist, I’ve had a bit of practice at some of this. But as a casual worker in service industries and a gym-user-I’m realising the challenge ofContinue reading “Why does the caged bird sing?”

Oh bop, fashion!

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

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”

Meditation ruling the nation

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a person in pursuit of personal development must be in want of a meditation practice. Meditation is the cure-all for everything. Stressed? Meditate. Tired? Meditate. Anxious? Meditate. But it is much easier said than done especially when the process of meditating can be frustrating, challenging and boring. AppContinue reading “Meditation ruling the nation”

It’s the little things

I’ve been noticing how little things can make a big difference. A few small changes can result in a large increase of joy. Here are some of mine… Tea & Sympathy: I’ve rediscovered the joy of toast and tea. How glorious is the crunch of a crust and a sip of a brew in theContinue reading “It’s the little things”

The festival of cleaning

Now, I’ve been officially living with less for a couple of years now, since being inspired by Marie Kondo’s book with the best title ever, “The life-changing magic of tidying up” and the documentary “Minimalism” by the Minimalists. But after reviewing Marie’s 2nd book, “Spark Joy”, I realised I had ‘relapsed’ and had excess stuffContinue reading “The festival of cleaning”

I do it in on the daily

Over the holidays-hurrah! Rare teacher perk-I followed a ‘magic’ formula for things to do each day that have a positive impact on mind, body and spirit. Behold M-M-W-G-F. A not so catchy acronym for: Move-Meditate-Write-Gratitude-Fun. I did these things on the daily and loved every minute of it and I’d do it again I tellsContinue reading “I do it in on the daily”

I want to thank you

Gratitude is good for us. We hear that almost as often as we hear *insert latest Ed Sheeran song here * on the radio. But with good reason, as gratitude has been shown to release feel good hormones, improve the quality of our life and be a win for manners (say thank you dear). SoContinue reading “I want to thank you”

Do less

Everyone’s so busy these days. Busy busy busy! It’s the standard reply you hear from everyone you ask, “what are you up to?” “I’m busy”. It’s like a cult. A cult of the busy; dashing between appointments, carrying a baby and a briefcase (if Hollywood movies are anything to go by), sipping coconut lattes outContinue reading “Do less”