Today we reach the end of Present over Perfect and our book club. It would be tempting to say that we have arrived. And yet, if there is something this book has reinforced for me over and over, it is that life is a journey. We never actually arrive. As we grow and change, and … Continue reading Present over Perfect book club: embrace the journey
I am a child of the 80's and therefore I can sing every line of the pop classic, Girls just wanna have fun. (Yes, pop tunes can be classics too!) Yet while the words are indelibly printed in my memory, the notion of having fun has waned. As the eldest child I have always taken responsibility, or … Continue reading Present over Perfect book club: embrace fun
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
For a number of years now I have been reflecting on my previous year and setting intentions for the year to come. In more recent years I have set aside a day to come and see my friend Amanda and go through those reflections in an intentional and structured way. Why? Because my life matters … Continue reading Present over Perfect book club: embrace your life
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?
I was in the middle of severe grief due to miscarriages, and I found this book called Bittersweet. I don't recall what made me pick it up. Whether it was the picture of the crumbled chocolate on the front or the subtitle; 'thoughts on change, grace and learning the hard way'. Either way, it found … Continue reading Present over Perfect book club: an introduction