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, … Continue reading On 2017 and my year of embrace
Oh my goodness, Shauna, Part 5 of this book, where do I start? You write of the wrestle with people-pleasing and I nod my head. You write of learning to have fun and play again, instead of living in constant hustle, and I utter a heart-felt, 'Me too'. You write of rest, and simplicity, and … Continue reading Present Over Perfect book club: embrace less
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? When I do that thing, and then the next … Continue reading Present over Perfect Bookclub: what’s on top?
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 … Continue reading Embracing 2017: Think days
Quiet ... a strange word for this time of year. A word that seems to be a complete contradiction to what is required. For this is the season of end of year parties, and Christmas concerts, and shopping until dropping. This is the season of hustle and bustle, and being of good cheer. This isn't … Continue reading Advent … a journey in quiet
I am a bit late posting my spring reads, but I blame the weather. I am guessing when it feels a bit more like spring, it will actually be technically summer. Try explaining that to a five-year old, like I have been for the past few months. 'Yes, I know it is spring by the … Continue reading Spring Reads