Bali Spirit

As predicted, I’m still banging on about my September trip to Bali. Beyond the Bintang and the braids, it is a deeply spiritual place with much to teach us. Daily Devotions: The Balinese seem to be constantly in a state of prayer and ritual. They make offerings, called Canang sari, to the gods and spiritsContinue reading “Bali Spirit”

Ubud or U-bust

Namaste friend. I recently returned from a yoga retreat in Ubud (apologies for the shameless spam on the socials) and I will now prefix every comment with, ‘in Bali…this would only cost…‘. I had a wonderful time. There is something about travel, even to a destination familiar to every man and his downward dog, thatContinue reading “Ubud or U-bust”

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’veContinue reading “The courage to rest”

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 tracksuitContinue reading “Half way”

Courage over comfort

“I want to be in the arena. I want to be brave with my life. And when we make the choice to dare greatly, we sign up to get our asses kicked. We can choose courage or we can choose comfort, but we can’t have both. Not at the same time.” Brené Brown I’m a bitContinue reading “Courage over comfort”

Quarterly Review

Yikes! A quarter of the year done and dusted. Well that’s flown. Here’s what I’ve been trying…and God loves a trier after all. Simplification: I find too much physical and mental clutter stress-inducing and irritating and so I’ve been trying to simplify wherever possible. I re-Kondo’d my house in Jan so have been mindful ofContinue reading “Quarterly Review”

Snap out of your funk

When I’m in a bad mood, everything is blah and everyone is annoying and I’m uninspired to do anything. Why is there no food in this house?! Whose bright idea was it to start studying again? Where is Ryan Gosling at? Are Pyjamas acceptable street wear? Black and White thinking rears its head; everything seemsContinue reading “Snap out of your funk”

Scandi Fever

Is it me or are the Swedish better at everything? I’m flush with Scandi Fever at the moment after frequenting the Scandinavian Film Festival, binge watching “Bonus Family” on Netflix and devouring meatballs. Minimal design, blonde people, cinnamon buns, latte papas. I want to go to there. Flat-packs: While it’s true I can’t find anContinue reading “Scandi Fever”

Core Desired Feelings

Core desired feelings are the way you want to feel daily. They’re not destination driven like some goals but are based on the way you want to feel most often. Not just when you’ve achieved these goals but when you’re on the way to achieving them and all the times in between. Danielle LaPorte says,Continue reading “Core Desired Feelings”

Traveller

Something about travel always makes me contemplate life and see things in different ways. As soon as I get into the Uber to the airport, the world takes on a new hue. I feel nostalgic looking at the window as the urban becomes the suburban and the suburban merges into the freeway then splits intoContinue reading “Traveller”