Soothing Spring

“I don’t fix problems, I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” Louise Hay Spring is coming. I can see the light! The sun shines, the rain showers and the flower fragrants. Hot Girl Winter becomes Hot Girl Spring. But how can one maintain high spirits when lockdown limbo continues? Having a positive routine, a… Continue reading Soothing Spring

Ladies and gentlemen, this is Lockdown Number 5!

Well here we are; the Melbourne weather doing its darnedest to keep us inside, the Premiers throwing shade in Pressers and a lot of extra time on our hands. I’m choosing to see it as an opportunity for a Hot Girl Winter Bootcamp. Can you use it for the greater good too? “From now on,… Continue reading Ladies and gentlemen, this is Lockdown Number 5!

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 it… Continue reading A Little Something-Something

Toxic Positivity

I like to see myself as a shiny, happy person laughing. But have I become too much of a Pollyanna? There is a lot of ‘look on the bright side’ and ‘good vibes only’-ness going around. While we can try to keep the vibes high and look for the silver lining, we should check that… Continue reading Toxic Positivity

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’ve… Continue reading The courage to rest

Have Mercy!

Have mercy! This is the catch cry of Uncle Jesse (the seemingly ageless John Stamos) in Full House. Gotta love comedy catchphrases. Cut. It. Out. Come on now. TBH, DJ was my hero back in the day.  But, as I often do, I’m linking this piece of pop culture to something self-helpY. Liz Gilbert, warm and… Continue reading Have Mercy!

If you build it…

“If you build it, he will come”.   This was what Kevin Costner heard a voice say as he wandered through the corn fields in the movie “Field of Dreams”. It inspired him to overcome obstacles and build a baseball diamond in his field which attracts Shoeless Joe Jackson and other dead baseball players emerge from… Continue reading If you build it…

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 tracksuit… Continue reading Half way