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
I started the year excited for the book of the month idea, but once we hit May it all went out the window. Mostly because May was all about the Big Magic bookclub. (And if you missed that, all the posts are still available here to read at your own pace). Just because I stopped … Continue reading Winter Reads
This year I posed a very bold question over my year. 'Fear or faith?' As has happened every year, unexpected words have attached themselves to these words. And I have been very surprised to how these two much more gentle words have grown stronger in me ... 'grace and space'. My need for space is becoming ever more apparent … Continue reading grace and space