Winter is coming, and not just to the House of Stark. Winter often gets a bad rap. Like it’s Summer’s poor cousin. Something we must suffer through and endure while praying and waiting and hoping for a glimpse of sunshine. But for me, it’s more like Summer is the most popular girl at school. She’s… Continue reading Winter is coming
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). So… Continue reading I want to thank you
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 a… Continue reading Let’s get physical!
Forgiveness is the gift you give yourself. Are you holding onto resentment or rage at yourself or others? This stuff is toxic, like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies. If you can forgive and let go, it feels like you’ve shed a ton of literal and metaphorical weight off your shoulders. Someone should… Continue reading Forgiveness
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 loved… Continue reading Community
A room of one’s own
“Give her a room of her own and five hundred a year, let her speak her mind and leave out half that she now puts in, and she will write a better book one of these days” Virginia Woolf. I used to think that temporariness would bring me the sense of freedom I so desired.… Continue reading A room of one’s own
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 out… Continue reading Do less
I had some Sydney friends, Dave and Caz, in town over the holidays. In the same way that I was enamoured of NZ when I was there, they were taken with Melbourne. Seeing my home town fresh through their eyes reminded me of all the ways Melbourne is great and the beauty of the everyday.… Continue reading Fresh Eyes
The happiness decision
Abraham Lincoln was awesome. Exhibit A: The Gettysburg address. Exhibit B: Inspired the Wayne’s World quote: If she were a president she would be Babe-raham Lincoln. Exhibit C: This; ‘Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be’. I’ve been pondering this and seeing what difference deciding to be happy can make rather than just… Continue reading The happiness decision
I’m scared. Cold and frightened. You see, I’m attempting to cut down on coffee. Maybe eventually cutting it out (insert scream emoji here). Coffee has become my BFF (don’t take it away from me) but it’s also become apparent that we’re in a co-dependent relationship. I dream of coffee, I anticipate coffee, it’s always there… Continue reading De-caffeinated