Words to live by

There is no shortage of inspirational quotes in our world; avalanches of them online, on fridge magnets and in books. Occasionally I stumble across one that gives me a moment of illumination, some comfort or a reframe of hope in this crazy old world in which we live… “Don’t focus on your competition, focus onContinue reading “Words to live by”

Action Jackson

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 inContinue reading “Action Jackson”

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 fromContinue reading “If you build it…”

Am I good luck Chuck?

Every man I’ve dated in my foray into the online dating world seems to have ended up in a committed relationship with a special someone they met after going on a date with me. This has me thinking…am I good luck Chuck? In the quality 2007 movie “Good Luck Chuck”, all Charlie’s ex-girlfriends find trueContinue reading “Am I good luck Chuck?”

I ship us: part 2

All aboard the Relation Ship! Thanks for joining me again in this humble vessel as we sail into Friendship Harbour and Family island. Friendsies Friends go jogging at the track. Friends borrow money never pay it back. Friends do not let friends do crack. Friends go out and grab a snack. Flight of the ConchordsContinue reading “I ship us: part 2”

I ship us

Part 1 of 2 No man is an island (apparently) and relationships with others are inevitable. But negotiating these can sometimes be a minefield. Does he like me? Is she mad at me? Why are they always too busy? I said I was FINE! How can we navigate the sometimes stormy seas in our relationContinue reading “I ship us”

Sliding Doors

Do you ever wonder what might have been had you made a different choice in the moment? Like, if you hadn’t missed that train would you have stayed in a crappy relationship selling sandwiches in an office rather than hooking up with the spritely Scottish guy from ‘Four Weddings and A Funeral’ and getting aContinue reading “Sliding Doors”

Wholeheartedly

Are you being guided by your heart or by your head? Love or fear? Feelings or thoughts? I think of my heart and head as the original odd couple. You’d think they’d be able to agree on things, but like Ernie and Bert, they often have different perspectives and agendas. Sometimes hilarity ensues when Ernie/Continue reading “Wholeheartedly”

New year, more me

Well, I’m sure we’re all au fait with the ‘new year, new me’ phenomenon which sees gym memberships spike rapidly and then attendance plummet swiftly after a fortnight. But this year I’m trying something different, to allow myself to surrender to being ‘more me’. Not the watered down me or the more socially acceptable meContinue reading “New year, more me”

Second Round-up Frugal Friday Five

I’ve been inspired by the FIRE Movement to save more money so I’ve been sharing some money saving tips each week with a Frugal Friday Five. Here’s the monthly round-up of them!