The Hunger Games: May challenge

Every month this year, I’m trying a new challenge to see if it kickstarts a positive change or habit. In May, I tried the 5:2 Diet. I had put on the Quarantine-5 (kgs-at least!) so was hopeful that this regime would break my slavery to the constant insatiable eating. The 5:2 diet involves eating normallyContinue reading “The Hunger Games: May challenge”

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”

Okay, but then what?

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 hipContinue reading “Okay, but then what?”

Try me out

Try me out, please baby try me out. Just take a chance because I wanna be yours.  Wanna love you.  So go the eloquent mid-90’s song lyrics which are extremely catchy and relevant. These are some things I’m currently trying out and taking a chance on…. Square eyes: What to do when you’ve seemingly watched allContinue reading “Try me out”

Here’s Cheers!

Since sharing about my sobriety journey, I have become aware that other peeps are in a similar boat. I tried to stop drinking many times but it wasn’t until I got to the point where I physically couldn’t take any more that I was able to stop. As they say, you don’t know it’s enoughContinue reading “Here’s Cheers!”

Nice for what?

I have oft been accused of being ‘too nice’ especially when I was doing teacher training. The implication being that students/the general population would take advantage and tread over me like a wafer-thin rug. That to be a proper teacher/ person I must toughen up, speak sharply, react abruptly and come down hard. But asContinue reading “Nice for what?”

Duchess of Discomfort

Recently I’ve been exploring how to get comfortable with the uncomfortable. After all, life isn’t always a cake walk through the forest of rainbows and if we fight it, flee it or bitch about it, it gets worser rather than betterer. My aim is to always be cool, calm and unruffled and act with moreContinue reading “Duchess of Discomfort”

The moon made me do it

Do you feel a full moon coming? I do and it’s not just for teenage American werewolves in Paris. The moon can have profound effect on how we feel. In times past, farmers used it to plant their crops and women used it to plan their cycle and fertility. ‘Not tonight dear, the moon isContinue reading “The moon made me do it”

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”