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More of and Less of in 2019

January 6, 2019 | No Comments

This post is inspired by one on A Cup of Jo where Julia Rothman came up with a simple and elegant concept of laying out our wishes for each year. What do you want more of and what do you want less of this year? It’s so much easier to jot these down as they flow into our minds, compared to typical resolutions in sentence form, which feel so formal and tend to be harder to keep. I’m going to tape this list above my desk once it’s written, so I can be reminded of it each day: Continue Reading…

Health, Inspiration

September Favourites

September 6, 2018 | 5 Comments

Hello! Long time. I won’t apologise for being absent because that is part of life and how it ebbs and flows. But here I am. I’ve been up to lots lately – here is a round up of my latest thoughts, discoveries and favourite things:

Working

On myself. Remember I wrote about cultivating resilience? Well I’ve recently been on a resilience retreat with The Resilience Factory and it was a huge eye opener – what an incredible weekend (it was in Yzerfontein). Most of it is private stuff , but some I’d like to share revolves around completing the strengths finder test. I’m sure many of you have completed tests like this but because I’m not employed by anyone (nor do I have an HR department!), I haven’t done anything like it in a long time. It’s very empowering to know your strengths because it can help you use them to your full potential, plus show you the gaps you need to fill (maybe with others who have strengths that you do not). Continue Reading…

Inspiration

Cultivating Resilience

August 11, 2018 | 20 Comments

“When your heart is broken, make art with the pieces.”

Shane Koyczan

Today I was having my nails done and a woman sat down next to me and said to the room: “My sister died yesterday. So I’m here for a bit of pampering”. Why am I telling you this? Well, I attended an event on Women’s Day where Gabi Lowe was the guest speaker, and since then I’ve been unable to think of little else but her and her family’s story.

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