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”

Day Tripper

I can very easily stay in my little corner of the world and consider a tram to the next suburb a major mission. In the holidays, I discovered the joy of day tripping. It took me so long to find out. And I found out. I realised that an escape to the country was simplyContinue reading “Day Tripper”

I do it in on the daily

Over the holidays-hurrah! Rare teacher perk-I followed a ‘magic’ formula for things to do each day that have a positive impact on mind, body and spirit. Behold M-M-W-G-F. A not so catchy acronym for: Move-Meditate-Write-Gratitude-Fun. I did these things on the daily and loved every minute of it and I’d do it again I tellsContinue reading “I do it in on the daily”

Fresh Eyes

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”

Happy 1st Birthday!

It’s been 1 whole year since I began my blogging journey, shamelessly sharing 34 posts about everything and anything that takes my fancy; self-help, silliness, sobriety, shyness, minimalism, mindfulness, woo woo stuff and 90’s nostalgia. Thanks friend for liking and commenting and sharing and reading. I really truly appreciate it and am sending good vibes,Continue reading “Happy 1st Birthday!”

Is this an act of self-love?

Self-love doesn’t come naturally to most of us but until you can accept and care for and yes, even love yourself, you won’t be able to share your love and joy with your loved ones and unsuspecting members of the public. But what does self-love look like and how can we achieve it? Perhaps itContinue reading “Is this an act of self-love?”

The Simple Life

I watched the Bill Cunningham documentary the other night about the legendary fashion photographer and I was struck by the simplicity of his lifestyle especially when contrasted with the glamour of his career. He famously went everywhere on a bicycle, lived in a tiny studio at Carnegie Hall with a hallway bathroom and wore aContinue reading “The Simple Life”