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.
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
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!
Image credit Emma Simpson I'm going to tell you a story about how I've come to love slow and naked running. And how I have learnt to embrace and have gratitude for the season of running I'm in. I started running about 15 years ago. A late bloomer to the sport, I started out running… Continue reading Why I run slow and naked
This last week I’ve said NO lots. And it feels AMAZING. I’m not a ‘no’ type of gal. When i’m asked to do something I normally let ‘yeah sure’ slip out before I even consider the consequences. Of course i’ll help you move, of course i’ll babysit for you, of course i’ll volunteer here there… Continue reading Saying NO to say YES
So, if you haven’t heard, this month I’m playing along with The Minimalists for their Mins Game. It goes like this, day 1, get rid of 1 thing, day 2, 2 things… and so on until day 30, where you get rid of 30 items. At the time of writing this i’m on day 15,… Continue reading Some lessons on decluttering and simplifying mindfully
So last week I found myself in a deep dark hole. Completely overwhelmed to the point where just getting through daily tasks of living was a tough ask. I couldn’t believe I was here - again. I’ve done so much over the last few years to avoid falling into this familiar hole. But nonetheless, I… Continue reading Avoiding overwhelm and redefining success