Lockdown is finally ending for us Melbournians. We can now have exposed faces outside, go to Kmart and get-on-the-beers like nature intended. Even though I’m excited about rediscovering these freedoms, I am a bit out of shape for this brave new world. I find myself shyly hiding my smile behind my hand like a geisha,… Continue reading Be like the bears
Alice laughed. ‘There’s no use trying,’ she said. ‘One can’t believe impossible things’.‘I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’ said the Queen. ‘When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast’. ― Lewis Carroll I’ve had a bit of time… Continue reading Impossible Things
“The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit. Be patient and stay the course.” Fabienne Fredrickson “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland “It makes me angry, I’m serious. But then again, I’m just about to get my period. Periods, we all get periods. Every… Continue reading Seasonal
I’m a total convert to Badassery after reading Jen Sincero’s excellent book, “You are a Badass at Making Money”. I love the sass, spirit and practicality as she debunks money blocks and calls us to action. See exert below about the way many of us think we can’t simultaneously be rich and enjoy life: If… Continue reading Be a Badass
Dear Diary, I saw Ryan today. He was standing near my locker. Jjsskkkcccc jskkcchhcccjjjjsss!!! I had just come back from PE so hope I didn’t look fug. If I did…FML! Also, am having mac and cheese for dinner (my 2nd fave after beef strog) and listening to Taylor on Spotify on repeat. So, I guess… Continue reading Dear Diary
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
Shhhhh it’s a LIBRARY. I’ve rediscovered the joys of the library; DVDs, magazines, comfy couches, the heater cranked up and of course…many book friends. Here’s 2; The Joyful Frugalista by Serina Bird Grow your cash, be savvy with your money and live abundantly. “A frugalista is someone who lives the good life, the fashionable life,… Continue reading Book Friends
Mark Manson, author and master of the subtle art of not giving a fuck, calls the following idea one of the most important ones he’s ever come across. Behold … Action isn’t just the effect of motivation, but also the cause of it. This is what he calls the ‘Do Something’ principle. And, as in… Continue reading Action Jackson
Okay, but then what? Is that really all you got? Okay, but then what? I don’t like to say this much Okay, but then what? ‘Cause all that talk is cheap Okay, you got plans, that just sound like talk to me. Illy “Then What?’ This funky song, ‘Okay, but then what?’, by Aussie hip… Continue reading Okay, but then what?
Maybe those 3 year olds that test your patience by following you around asking, ‘why?….why?…but why?’ are onto something. Spectacled and sweet über-geek Simon Sinek suggests that we should always, ‘start with why’. He espouses on this simple but effective philosophy in his excellent TED talk and book of the same name. The basic premise… Continue reading But why tho?