“The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit. Be patient and stay the course.” Fabienne Fredrickson “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” Hal Borland “It makes me angry, I’m serious. But then again, I’m just about to get my period. Periods, we all get periods. Every… Continue reading Seasonal
Why does the caged bird sing?
Freaky times hey with Covid-19 induced self-quarantine, social distancing and supermarket sweep style scenes. How can we keep our mind, body and soul healthy? As an introvert, frugalista and optimist, I’ve had a bit of practice at some of this. But as a casual worker in service industries and a gym-user-I’m realising the challenge of… Continue reading Why does the caged bird sing?
Habitual: “The ultimate form of intrinsic motivation is when a habit becomes part of your identity. It’s one thing to say I’m the type of person who wants this. It’s something very different to say I’m the type of person who is this.”
“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.
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 on… Continue reading Words to live by
A Little Something-Something
I got a little somethin’ for ya. (I got a little somethin’ for you. Na na na na na na na na na! MN8—I’ve Got a Little Something For You I think we can all agree that something is better than nothing (and I’ll give you just three guesses to figure out just what it… Continue reading A Little Something-Something
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 spirits… Continue reading Bali Spirit
I’ve been back into my long walks recently and 11 hours of listening to Wayne Dyer’s Ultimate Library on Audible has kept me company for much of it (along with T. Swizzle’s “Lover” obvs.). This statement struck me and has been on replay in my mind ever since… “My time, my wine, my spirit, my… Continue reading Imperfect
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, that… Continue 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’ve… Continue reading The courage to rest