Freedom = Security

“Happiness has many roots, but none more important than security”. E.R. Stettinius, Jr.  Back in the day I used to think that my idea of hell would be a stable job, secure home in the suburbs and sensible rubber boots. I wanted to be free damn it. Now…it seems almost the opposite for I’ve realisedContinue reading “Freedom = Security”

Challenger Ready!

“Challenger Ready”: James Clear, author of “Atomic Habits”, says that the most important thing is to fall in love with the habit and not the result as the result may not be visible for months or even years after we begin the habit.

2020 We have plenty

I’ve been inspired by wonderful Frugalistas and Frugal-Misters to make 2020 a low buy year. I’m looking forward to being more mindful with my spending, basing my purchases on needs rather than wants, embracing minimalism and simplicity and strengthening my will power. Some things are in my no-buy category (clothes, books and homewares), some thingsContinue reading “2020 We have plenty”

The hunt for the capsule wardrobe

My minimal aspirations have had me on the hunt for the perfect capsule wardrobe. I envision fondling the fine fabrics as I do the Marie Kondo fold into my carry on luggage. My whole wardrobe on wheels. Outfits suited for every and any occasion. C’est possible? Cold Comfort Farm: I have learnt the hard (andContinue reading “The hunt for the capsule wardrobe”

High on life!

I used to enjoy a glass (bottle) of wine on occasion (most days) but now I’m a reformed boozer and spruik soda water only. But how does one survive the party season where the days and nights are hot (or stormy) and every man and his dog are enjoying a beer and the champagne’s flowingContinue reading “High on life!”

Fearsome

As you may have now realised, I’m a self-help junkie. I love a fix of the law of attraction, an attitude of gratitude and a recital of affirmations. One of the topics often explored in the self-help realm is facing fear. Fear of failure, fear of being criticised, fear of the Kardashians inheriting the earth,Continue reading “Fearsome”

Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

It can be scary to change, to turn and face the strange. Even if our old ways are no longer helpful, at least they’re comfortable and familiar. Feeling blah is like an old worn out couch with an Yvette-shaped groove. Yes, it should be out in hard rubbish but I’ve spent so much time here.Continue reading “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!”

I make money move

What is your relationship with money? I used to think it wasn’t polite to discuss it and it wasn’t right to want more of it. I am now trying to change that by admitting I want more of it and not avoiding talking about it. One of my core desired feelings is ‘abundant’ which isContinue reading “I make money move”

Never give up

It’s hard not to give up and give in when something you want eludes you. Maybe you didn’t want it that bad after all, maybe a substitute will suffice but maybe there’s still a small voice whispering, I still want it. How can you amplify this voice and continue to go for what you wantContinue reading “Never give up”

Wishful Drinking

Now I must admit that I stole the title from Carrie Fisher’s (RIP Queen) excellent memoir but it’s such a good one. I’ve done a lot of wishful drinking in my time. Wishing to change my mood, fill the void, escape loneliness or boredom or just plain wishing for another drink. I’m pleased to reportContinue reading “Wishful Drinking”