Oh bop, fashion!

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

Snap out of your funk

When I’m in a bad mood, everything is blah and everyone is annoying and I’m uninspired to do anything. Why is there no food in this house?! Whose bright idea was it to start studying again? Where is Ryan Gosling at? Are Pyjamas acceptable street wear? Black and White thinking rears its head; everything seemsContinue reading “Snap out of your funk”

Supermodels

There was a poster I loved on the wall at my Kindergarten. It said ‘All educators are supermodels” and the vibe of the thing was to be a positive role-model for the kiddies who are always watching (like God and Santa). I had an a-ha moment and abruptly stopped smoking, shouting and swearing, at leastContinue reading “Supermodels”

Here’s Cheers!

Since sharing about my sobriety journey, I have become aware that other peeps are in a similar boat. I tried to stop drinking many times but it wasn’t until I got to the point where I physically couldn’t take any more that I was able to stop. As they say, you don’t know it’s enoughContinue reading “Here’s Cheers!”

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”

Let’s get physical!

“Stay in your head you’re dead” my mate Tony Robbins says. I am realising more and more the importance of movement and the impact it has on the mind and spirit as well as the body. I used to think cross country running was hell (it kind of was being forced to run up aContinue reading “Let’s get physical!”

Community

They used to say it takes a village to raise a child and ‘neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours’ but what has happened to our concept of community in this modern age. Social media gives us the illusion of connectedness but can also make us feel more isolated and give us constant FOMO. Everyone is lovedContinue reading “Community”

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”

Duchess of Discomfort

Recently I’ve been exploring how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. After all, life isn’t always a cake walk through the forest of rainbows and if we fight it, flee it or bitch about it, it gets worser rather than betterer. My aim is to always be cool, calm and unruffled and act with moreContinue reading “Duchess of Discomfort”

You’re Worthy

All of us feel unworthy at times. Like we’re not good enough, not thin enough, not smart enough, undeserving, unlovable and nobody loves me, everybody hates me, think I’ll go eat worms. Like Wayne and Garth at the feet of Alice Cooper in “Wayne’s World”, our brains are saying, “We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy”,Continue reading “You’re Worthy”