This is the post I have been putting off writing. This is the post I have found every possible reason to delay. This is the post that makes laundry look appealing and Facebook scrolling imperative. This is the post where I tell you my word for the year. My word for last year was “connection”, … Continue reading On my word for the year and why it’s taken me so long to tell you
This weekend, we tackled a little house project I’ve been wanting to do for a while now. We moved the homework station, complete with notice boards, around the corner. It seemed a simple thing but it took two days of patching holes, and sanding, and repainting. The result is that the kids’ stuff is more … Continue reading Creating Space
I love my body balance classes. I love the way we start with gentle Tai Chi movements. Followed by the balance section of the class when we all try really hard not to wobble, then ab-workout which is always killer, and lastly the twists. Our instructor often tells us at this point of the class … Continue reading Embrace the stretch
I knocked at her hotel door in floods of tears. I had spent the day touring the killing fields and torture centre of Phnom Penh. I thought I'd been doing okay. I'd come back to the hotel and spoken with my family. I had eaten lunch and washed off the grime from the morning in … Continue reading accept or embrace?
I’m a people person. I am also an introvert. So I am a one-on-one or small group person. I connect best with genuine deep conversations. I am also empathetic. The result being that I often carry in my mind burdens and problems that aren’t mine to carry. Today when I was journaling I asked myself … Continue reading what I carry
I cleaned the dishwasher. I know no one will notice, so I have to let you know. I got the special dishwasher cleaner. I made sure the dishwasher was empty. I turned the dial to the required cycle, which runs on high heat for a long time. Then when it was finished, I dismantled the little bits … Continue reading the things that no one notices