watch your language

Be civil to yourself

Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love
Brené Brown

We have been having a conversation with our girls of late about how they talk to others.

This is more than a discussion about the words they use, but also about body language, attitude and tone of voice. It has been an interesting discussion, as sometimes they think they are being funny but there is an edge to their tone that they are unaware of. We sometimes have to role-play the difference for them to hear it.

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2018 and my word for the year

2018 my word for the year
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2018 has arrived. In fact January has one week left and we will be heading into the rest of the year. February brings with it the beginning of school, the end of the relaxed chilled out vibes of the holidays, and a return to routine.

So, I guess it is time to share with you my word for the year … connection.

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On 2017 and my year of embrace

2017 my year of embrace
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In 2017 my word for the year was embrace.

And as it has been a long time since my January post, I remind you again of the definition of embrace:

Embrace: to take and clasp in the arms; to clasp as in affection, greeting; to accept willingly or eagerly; to take up a new idea, faith etc., adopt; to comprise or include as an integral part; to encircle or enclose (from Old French a pair of arms)

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Present over Perfect Bookclub: what’s on top?

Present over Perfect bookclub

I have discovered a wonderful technique for dealing with the overwhelm of daily life. And that is asking the question ‘What’s on top?’

What is the first thing that comes to mind that is annoying you, or you just can’t shake that you need to do?

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Embracing 2017: Think days

embrace 2017: think days

Today I took a ‘think day’ after reading a blog by Tsh Oxenrider of the Art of simple. The premise behind this day is allowing yourself space just to think about life. She quotes author Greg McKeown:

We need space to escape in order to discern the essential few from the trivial many. Unfortunately, in our time-starved era we don’t get that space by default—only by design.

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