Photo by Alex Blăjan I was chatting with a Dad at his son’s birthday the other day, and we discussed how quickly the last four years had gone, but then how it also seemed just like yesterday when we were in the local maternity ward. And I heard that old saying reverberate in my head,… Continue reading Make 2018 your most memorable year
Photo credit unsplash-logoMira Bozhko I feel with absolute certainty that my journey towards a simpler way of life is still in its infancy. Even two years in, I am just beginning to understand the breadth that simplicity can have across life. How it can, if we allow it, seep into every corner. Even into our… Continue reading Eating mindfully: A ‘no-diet’ approach to eating this holiday season
Image credit Ian Schneider It’s the start of December and I’m already hearing people talk about New Years Resolutions! Many of us feel the pressure (and the possibility) of a New Year approaching and pick something we want to change in our lives. We announce it to the world and, ready or not, off we… Continue reading Making New Years Resolutions? Here’s why you shouldn’t bother.
How many times a day do you think you check you check Facebook? Or anything on your phone? How many social media apps do you have installed? Do you sleep with your phone? Is your phone your best friend? Okay, Spanish inquisition over. But seriously, take a moment to consider these questions. If you don’t… Continue reading What happened when I deleted Facebook from my phone
Sometimes this superwoman (or superman) role is just too much. Sometimes we have had enough of being the answer to it all. What are we having for dinner? What time is the birthday party? How many days till Christmas? Where are my jandels? Sometimes, we just want to hop in the car and leave. Even… Continue reading Superpowers for the overwhelmed parent
So Christmas is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but my calendar is looking full and my to-do list is getting longer. We have a full two months ahead of us. Christmas, and all of the jazz that surrounds that, plus renting our house out and moving around all of January. So… Continue reading Simple gift giving: 8 ideas to reduce your Christmas stress
Photo by Matthew Henry Some of you may have wondered what the Lovely in Simple Slow & Lovely refers to. Simple and slow are fairly self explanatory. But lovely…? What are referring to a good friend asked me? Well I didn’t know either until very recently. Until I discovered the concept of Hygge. Back in… Continue reading Hygge – the lovely of ‘Simple Slow & Lovely
She wore a bohemian dress, and had long flowing hair. I think her feet were bare, but I know her children’s definitely were. Her voice was soft and easy. Despite three children and a dog in tow she looked as though she didn’t have a care in the world. Although she was on her way… Continue reading Do you play the comparison game? Find out when it might be okay to.
Photo by Arno Smit Dear friends. I’m going to offer you an apology. I feel as though I’ve been lying to you, or perhaps - at best - tricking you. Despite my best intentions to live authentically and honestly, these intentions have collided with my other best intentions to live slower and simpler. Last weekend… Continue reading Do you use busyness as a bandaid like me? Three ways you can stop today!
In less that a year, I'll be 40! I used to hate the idea of growing older. Every birthday until very recently I would curse the extra year and wish i could turn back time and be 21 again. But now, as the previously dreaded 40 gets closer, I am finding myself not just ok… Continue reading Why I’m excited to turn 40