I was talking to a friend over the weekend and we were lamenting how hard it is to stay in the mindset of a shift we’d like to make. We’d read all the books, listened to all the podcasts, made some good progress, but when we stopped paying attention and let go of the external … Continue reading The slippery quality of change: can we ever make it stick?
This quote is attributed to hockey star Wayne Gretzky. The only ice hockey match I've ever seen was in Mighty Ducks the movie, but the man had a serious point that applies way beyond sport. I've only every had one story published before: a first person narrative which was published anonymously in an online magazine. … Continue reading You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take
Ash checked his watch. He estimated he had five minutes until the next curfew patrol. He turned his attention back to the wall. A train rumbled on the bridge overhead, drowning out the sound of the spray cans as he worked. His consciousness sank into the flow of the paint as the cans danced in … Continue reading Runaway
In my post Pay Attention to the Universe, I was reminded of the joy that life has to offer, if only I can escape from my own head and into the present moment long enough to see it. Last week I sat in my office (on my bed), trying to tune out the noise of … Continue reading Pay Attention to the Universe: Part Two
In my blog post, Overthinking is my nemesis, so why do I treat it as my friend? my optimism is palpable. I had identified that my overthinking was keeping me stuck and action was the antithesis to the paralysing fear I'd allowed to rule my brain. Action was the key to getting me out of … Continue reading I’m paddling but I’m going nowhere
There’s been a lot of ‘meh’ in my energy the past couple of days. I’m living on a building site with more holes than the titanic (the ship and the movie) and the dust levels have me wondering if I might be better off keeping my mask on to stay at home. I’ve spent the … Continue reading Pay attention to the Universe