There have been a few conversations over the last couple of days about "normality".
What is a normal family life? A normal upbringing? A normal childhood? A normal relationship?
There is so much to explore here but, I believe, that the essence is in perception.
We spend our life living the way we think we are supposed to.
Doing the things...
I was walking through our small local town, early morning this week, on my hour of exercise.
Stepping off the pavement to socially distance from someone coming towards me, I noticed the double yellow lines on the road. It got me thinking about parallel lives.
My favourite movie is ‘The French...
Today's theme is about connection and leaning in.
Leaning in on ourselves - finding our inner strength, pushing ourselves and realising just how strong and capable we really are.
Leaning on others - ask for support. Reach out and connect. Be honest and share what is going on. By voicing those thoughts buzzing around in your head, you are able to make...
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...
Tuesday 21 April - day 29 of lockdown..
Stretching and yawning - do it often and this is why
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...
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...
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