I’ve just got back from five days in Minneapolis, where I attended a conference on simple living.
I had an awesome time there.
I can’t even begin to explain it.
It was maybe one of the best times of my life.
I met so many people that I felt instantly connected to.
I made deep friendships in just a few hours.
(It’s amazing what you can get down to when you take away the “What do you do?”, and other standard conversation topics).
I laughed… I shared… I connected… and I welled up with tears at times.
I gained a whole heap of friends from across North America, who share the same mindsets and beliefs, and are just about the most welcoming people anyone could hope to meet.
It was possibly one of the most rewarding, fun, humbling, exciting experiences of my life.
But!Read More »
Here are some things I have incorporated into my life – gradually – that are giving me that yippidee-doo, I’m on top of the world! feeling.Read More »
I started this blog a few months ago, and I’m really enjoying it.
I love looking for ideas… thinking of things I can write about… having a lightbulb moment when I realize I have learnt something and maybe I could write a blog post about it.
It’s really exciting to me, and I’m enjoying the whole process.
The only thing that is making me a feel a bit crap is… ahem…Read More »
This post may seem a little drastic.
But I think it has to be. Somewhere along the way, we all went a bit mad! There’s never enough time… we’re too busy to think or feel… we eat while we’re doing something else… we rush around from place to place…
It’s exhausting, and we’re tired.
But we wear it like a badge of honour. The less time you have, the more successful you must be, right? Right…?!
For me, the less time I have, the more stressed I feel – and the more snappy, irritated, on the edge, and not myself I feel. Any of that sound familiar?Read More »
I heard a couple of different ideas recently about how to get out your comfort zone, and I wanted to talk about what works for me.
The first technique I heard was from the TED talk by Priya Parker on How to Quit Your Life and Reboot. Personally, Priya’s talk didn’t reach out to me – it didn’t give me the “deep life lesson” that I like to get from TED talks (hey, everyone uses them for different things!)
The point Priya makes is that to get out your comfort zone and help yourself grow, you should do things like start singing loudly in a supermarket queue… and carry on singing when everyone looks at you. Or turn the opposite way to everyone else in a crowded elevator, and stay there. Read More »
Today marks the end for me of six weeks of not working.
I have loved it!
Oh my goodness.
My closet is cleared out and tidy. My emails are in some semblance of order. I’ve baked and cooked new recipes. I keep the place clean and cook dinners for my boyfriend (go feminism, haha!)Read More »