We all saw it during the pandemic, didn’t we? Our ability to quickly and, relatively easily, adapt to new ways of doing things: children didn't go to school, people didn't go to work and loungewear became the season's must have attire. Yet now normality has resumed, so the possibility of doing things differently also seems … Continue reading ‘The ultimate, hidden truth of the world is that it is something we make and could just as easily make differently’ – David Graeber
A Different View
I’m listing to the left But I’m sure I’ll be alrightDrifting in loose circlesHolding tight to stay upright If I tilt my head near sidewaysIt almost feels okayPerhaps the best solution Is to stay like this all day But the room spins ever faster As my anchor falls away I close my eyes to stop … Continue reading A Different View
Conditioned to the beep: becoming aware of unconscious habits
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
The winds of change
It creeps up without notice soft and stealthy on the breezeA growing sense of discomforta burgeoning uneaseYou wonder how you got here doing nothing but the sameStaying still won’t stave its coming when you’re playing the long game It announces its arrival like a big slap in the faceKnocking you lopsided when all was poise … Continue reading The winds of change
Change: incremental or monumental?
I’ve been writing a poem on the theme of change for my poetry group next month and it started me thinking about change in relation to personal growth (to be fair, it’s not very often I’m not thinking about this in some capacity, being a bit of a self-improvement junkie). But is got me wondering: … Continue reading Change: incremental or monumental?
Stop the negativity train, I want to get off!
Do you ever have those days when everything feels like a problem? When the voice inside your head has nothing good to say and it’s all just too much effort? Some days it seems like my internal dialogue is a slow moving train of negativity, trundling around the track in my head, belching up clouds … Continue reading Stop the negativity train, I want to get off!
Overthinking is my nemesis, so why do I treat it as my friend?
Since I was a child my friends and family have been able to tell when overthinking appeared in the doorway of my mind and insisted I put the kettle on. My Dad would tell me, ‘you worry about the day you’ll never see’ and my friends would simply say, ‘lookout, Rae has her thinking face … Continue reading Overthinking is my nemesis, so why do I treat it as my friend?
The little things really do make a big difference, if you give them enough time
Anyone who has known me for longer than six years will know that exercise was not something I ever really committed to in the past. In my youth and early twenties I actively avoided it. I would attend the gym sporadically (usually before a holiday) but I never got much fitter and just pegged exercise … Continue reading The little things really do make a big difference, if you give them enough time