What if we didn’t need to read yet another book, watch yet another YouTube video or master yet another three step, four step or five step process? What if life was simply about stepping into today asking, “okay Dad, what are we going to do today?” What if life really was just one great big, adventure, an opportunity to practice … Read More
What would you do if free of expectations or commitments?
It might feel like a stupid question. After all, none of us is completely free of commitments. We all have things that clamour for our attention, probably multiple times per day! But what if you didn’t? Play pretend for a moment. Imagine you were given a free week. Not necessarily a holiday because that comes with a different set of expectations, … Read More
What a difference a day makes …
If you were around at the end of last week, you’ll know that two-thirds of my children have been galavanting round Europe for the last few days. They’ve had a fabulous time and while they’ve been away, Michael (my youngest) and I have been having fun too. Doctor Who in Cardiff. Two trips to the cinema. Meals out. It’s been … Read More
If you’re ready to quit, read this …
There’s a plant in our house which, until last year, lived in my daughter’s bedroom. It was looking a bit sad and neglected so some time last year she moved it to the dining room where everyone could be responsible for remembering to water it. Earlier this year, I noticed “everyone” actually meant “no-one” and the poor thing was dead. Never … Read More
The art of doing less
As we head into another Friday, the piece my noodle keeps coming back to is the reminder to be kind. Not to other people, you’re already doing that most of the time. Nope, the person I feel compelled to remind you to be kind to today is you. It goes back to the idea of over estimating what can be … Read More
Are you celebrating the teeny tiny wins?
I crept up the stairs, sidestepping the creaky one, my feet as light as they can be for someone as clumsy as me. (And no, that really isn’t me just trying to be cute. I regularly fall over my own feet!) When I got to the top of the stairs I saw my youngest daughter’s light was off. I poked … Read More
If you have a ‘to do’ list that you never get to the end of, this is for you.
If you were forced to write your to-do list on a scrap of paper tiny enough to fit in the smallest pocket of your jeans, what would you put on it? Or (just in case you don’t wear jeans!) what one thing can you do today that’ll make this day a win? Under-scheduling. Leaving room for the magic. Setting the bar super … Read More
What if we embraced the itch?
I don’t know if it’s simply because of a change in the weather, with the promise of summer serving as a physical reminder of the pace at which 2017 is running, or just because life’s feeling pretty steady so my brain decides it’s time for a shake up to keep things interesting, but I’m starting to get that itch. Maybe … Read More
What if you made a contract with yourself?
I just got back from a Friday morning coffee with my fella and something we were chatting about got me thinking about you. Let me tell you the story … So we were talking about 10 years from now when he can retire. (No, he’s not as old as all that. He’s a policeman and the job is structured such … Read More
No-one actively dislikes vanilla, but they don’t adore it either!
When was the last time you asked someone what their favourite flavour of ice-cream was and they got all excited and started jumping up and down about plain ol’ vanilla? What’s that? You love vanilla with the little black flecks in it? Me too! But that’s hardly plain old vanilla is it? 😉 Or, when was the last time you … Read More