This International Women’s Day will undoubtedly attract more headline attention than ever before in the light of recent events. Feminism debates & women’s rights are very much in the spotlight; to say we are living in interesting times is an understatement. The world is changing rapidly and those of us who don’t actively seek to be frontline rallies of positive change can often feel there’s little we can do to really make…
The power of applied wisdom gained through what we read and listen to, is potentially phenomenal. Recently I referred to my latest reading in an Instagram post which resulted in quite a few people getting in touch to enquire further. As a result, despite it feeling quite personal, I have decided to share the first four books I’ve been reading this year. Reading with…
You know those times in life where you appear to be a lightning rod for change…? Everything just seems to fall away from your world or alternatively ‘goes wrong’? Be it circumstances or relationships, it’s like busses that come in three’s.
Every now and then it’s good to pause. It could be to take time out for our self, to focus on a specific project, or to be with family. It doesn’t matter the reason – what matters is we recognise the varying seasons in life and adjust accordingly.
. Have you ever gone along with something you felt uncomfortable about which then turned out to be a great experience? It took a trip to the other side of the world to realise I’ve been living small and didn’t even know it.
Had I not lingered, the charcoal paper the flowers were wrapped in would have been thrown in the trash. There would have been no realisation it would make the perfect contrast to the softest blush petals. Had I not lingered, the flowers would have gone straight into the vase and the capture that inspiration took, left dormant. … When we linger we make space for appreciation and creativity….
Life will give you lemons. This year doesn’t stop being ‘my year’ when adversity hits. It can be easy to assess a month or year based on how much crap we did or didn’t get. But hardship will come. It is a part of life. We just need to keep moving, tough and as heart-breaking as that can sometimes be.
∼ Christmas is a funny time of year. It is a magical time for sure, but it’s a bit of an oddball too. I LOVE the romantic idealism that surrounds the season; the snow, the festive windows, the movies where everything is ‘just so’… (Actually I’m that person a lot of the time). Yet reality is different.
As I said to a friend earlier this week, “To-Do lists never go away”! … As working Moms into the first week of school after 2 months break, we were looking at a project and the bottom-line was ‘it’s on the To-Do list’. … It got me to thinking, there is ALWAYS a ‘To-Do’ list. Some things need doing yesterday, others are fairly important, and others…
Last week, as July entered with stealth, I made time to regroup. June was tough. Sometimes it’s not until you look back up the calendar that you realised how much has happened since the beginning of any given month and then the “woah what a month” dawns. June was that for me. Not a dweller of the negative’s in life, the photo’s on my…
The way we see the world, is exactly that… It’s just our way of seeing it. No two humans on the planet view life the same way let alone process it the same. Live an open-minded life that frees both you and others from the expectation of needing to be on the same wavelength all the time… Sometimes, we just won’t be! ∼♥∼
Have you ever been in the presence of complete silence? Not ‘quiet’. But complete and absolute SILENCE. It has its own sound and I’ve found it messes with you a bit. … Last week out walking with a friend, miles from anywhere, we became aware that our voices were the only sounds. In that moment we stopped and listened…
After a busy morning during which I mused silently if or what to post on International Women’s Day I’ve decided on a favourite quote of mine.
Please don’t define yourself based on the options they give you. “What is your signature look/scent, what is your personality type?”. They give you the options, you pick your answers, et voila – you are ‘this person’! … We are silently coerced into defining ourselves whether we are aware of it or not. It begins in pre-school.
From time to time we are reminded to make the most of NOW, to enjoy every day, to ‘live in the moment’… sayings that have become so cliché they lose their emphasis.
Today for many, is the day work will restart. This week at some point, schools will go back and generally it’s ‘GAME OVER’ on the holiday season!
The ‘ideas for Christmas’ post, didn’t happen, nor did we I manage an ‘end of year’ post and now am left wondering where to begin whilst feeling a tad bad that something really ought to have been posted by now. I LOVE this little blog yet sometimes find it hard to get to the point of writing (Instagram is just… an easier interface yes?!). Enough procrastination, above all…
This quote is one I have recollection of seeing in the not too distant past
Meet Frances. Frances is 54 and like many of us, has hangups about exposing her body now the days are getting warmer.
Do you ever have a plan then along comes something else that just seems to fit better?