Tuesday 21 April - day 29 of lockdown..
Stretching and yawning - do it often and this is why
Daniel Defoe wrote in 1726 that there are two things certain in life - death and taxes.
Over the years many writers and politicians have added to this. Today I would add procrastination and mistakes.
I was thinking about this as I opened the brown envelope from HMRC advising of...
Are you remembering to do the basics that make you feel good?
I have mentioned before that my morning routine has been a bit disrupted during the lockdown especially the consistency of my yoga and meditation... Well today I did my minimal yoga warmups and my main kriyas that I am focusing on this year. It felt amazing!
Sometimes we know what we need but...
After almost four weeks in lockdown, we are becoming creative, inventive and "finding the time" to reconnect with family and friends.
I have cousins spread across the world. That isn't unusual, especially when most of us originate from Southern Africa. We are 'friends' on social media, and see pictures and updates from the various families....
What interesting things are happening in your world?
Are you learning new skills? Are you being productive? Are you finding "pops of joy" in your day?
Or, are you drifting and still feeling a bit lost?
What three things are you going to do in the next three weeks?
What three things are you going to...
My logical brain told me that the locked down would not end this week and that was ok. I have food, shelter, books and knitting. I have connection by internet and phone to the outside world. It is good to rest and take stock.
My emotional brain screamed. ‘I’m not ready!’
Whilst living on my own I have only myself...
As a former project and change manager you would think that I like plans and structure... hmmm, not really!
I love the excitement of new things and different experiences, but within the context of 'the bigger vision'. So that is where the change manager comes into being.
Have the end point in mind and work towards that in the best, most efficient,...
Day 21 of the UK lockdown and reflections at the end of the Easter long weekend.
The daisies are blooming and my pup needs a hair cut :). Nature shows us so clearly how life will continue regardless of what we are doing. So we need to find our flow and and move with the seasonal rhythm.
I have realised...
A friend called to tell me that her best friend’s mother had died in hospital alone of this dreaded virus. My friend was deeply upset. She had known the lady since her childhood.
What was causing her most distress, was that she couldn’t at this point go to the friend, to offer comfort and support. To follow the traditional norms....
In another blog I wrote about how challenged we are with regards to supporting someone when they are faced with a death at this time. In normal times it is never easy, and right now this is unprecedented.
When the news broke about this virus, it was in a distant country. As it came closer, we might have felt very conflicted that we had felt a...
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