Health

Why We Need to Move

September 14, 2018 | 2 Comments

It’s been a while since I wrote about exercise or fitness. I guess one of the main reasons is that I don’t want to sound like a stuck record, or become one of those annoying people who posts about their ‘fitness regime’ every time they even put on their takkies. But since falling back in love with exercise again around 2 and a half years ago (thanks to Ash from FitMom!), it’s become such a part of my life (and I’ve reaped so many benefits), that I wanted to share what I’ve learned – so that others can benefit from it too. 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…

Parenting

What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up?

August 20, 2018 | 9 Comments

My eight-year-old had to do a little speech today to her class about what she wants to be when she grows up. And it felt like one of those seminal moments in childhood, the kind she’ll talk about when she’s older and filling out those random questionnaires they sometimes make you do in those “getting to know you” quizzes. I feel like she’ll chuckle about it one day, or think about it quite deeply, and wonder if her career, vocation and life have stayed true to her childhood dreams and desires. Continue Reading…