I’ve been working out to YouTube exercise video’s by the same trainer for years; once I find something I like I tend to stick with it, but my enthusiasm for exercise has been waning a bit lately. My brother recommended another YouTube trainer and their videos have breathed new life into my morning exercise routine. … Continue reading Conditioned to the beep: becoming aware of unconscious habits
We had a heatwave in the UK last week, so I left the house early to walk the dog before the blistering heat took hold. Walking down the driveway I spotted a little white something wriggling on the warm tarmac, then another, and another. On closer inspection I found the driveway was scattered with maggots! … Continue reading Message from the Maggots: an awakening with an unusual delivery
We’re all made up of stories: stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, stories we tell ourselves about our relationship with other people and about the world. I have a few stories I’ve been working on overcoming, but I still find myself stuck in them once in a while. Life’s been running away with me a … Continue reading I used to be indecisive but now I’m just not sure: letting go of old stories to make way for new adventures
Jack rabbit reached his peak At the grand old age of three Leaping past the other young bucks Ascending the summit of hierarchy Yet these heights weren’t high enough for young Jack A propitious visionary Jack had a knack for selling dreams To the rest of the colony He imagined a life for his fluffle … Continue reading The Rabbit Trap
Boredom is a state that often feels confused Too often the solution is found in more to do Yet the boredom it persists Expanding to unrest A tower piled with more Yet still we cannot rest For the cavity inside is filled with less than went before less toil less grind less drudgery Perhaps there … Continue reading Boredom
The idea of living in alignment with the inner self is something that’s embodied in many of my rhymes and poems. I think that’s because it’s something I find hard to do. That’s not to say that I’m living a false life, rather there’s some part of me deep down inside (my highest self, for … Continue reading Living the Inside on the Outside: hooray for small steps
I had a few things on my plate last week and I was dithering. I can be a queen of procrastination and on this particular day my brain was cycling through options like a washing machine set to spin. Then a clear instruction appeared: walk to the shop and pick up some milk. This instruction … Continue reading Follow Your Knowing: when intuition leads to awesomeness
I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip to Italy with my family. We’re lucky enough to have some great friends out there, and recent events being as they are it had been far too long since we’d met. I love everything about Italy, the people, the delicious food, the stunning architecture, but most of all … Continue reading Parli Italiano? It’s all good in theory, but where’s the practice?
I've always found it easier to put words into writing than to say them out loud, there's something about the connection between my brain and my fingers that helps me find what I want to say, yet I struggle to access this level of coherence when I'm speaking. My friend rocked my world recently by … Continue reading Write it out loud: dictation for writing
My ten year old son came home from school yesterday talking animatedly and knowledgably about penises and vagina's. I don't think I've seen him this excited about learning in school since the day they had a visit from an African drumming crew, he was enthralled! It was charming and hilarious at the same time (yes, … Continue reading Penis doodles: what’s that all about?