Tag: balance

I was going through some old photos, and was struck by a few things.  Firstly, that I essentially haven’t changed that much.  I am older for sure, but the ‘me’ that was there at 7 is still there today. My…

  Yes, I am fat.  I have struggled with my weight my whole life.  Knowing what I know now, I wish that I had figured out how happy keeping moving makes me years ago. A few weeks ago someone asked…

Unplugged in Mabalingwe

It is ok to be unplugged!  To leave behind responsibilities and that fine but strong thread that ties us to the online world.  It isn’t easy though. The lure of the African bush When we started planning our trip to…

I took a month off.  A month off blogging and most of social media.  I left my laptop upstairs gathering dust on my desk. The time out from my normal routine led to great perspective and some exciting clarity.  I…

Well the obvious answer is with cake!  I love cake – I would choose it over chocolate, crisps and even wine.  I think a cake is just such a symbol of celebration.  It always makes me feel festive, as well…

A New Year, a New Way

The time between Christmas and New Year excites me.  It may seem odd to some but I just love this week which for me is laced with anticipation. I don’t like New Year’s Eve parties.  The false anticipation that something…

This week I deleted over 50 000 emails and 20 000 text messages – a massive digital declutter. Digital mess is different to normal clutter.  For the most part it is invisible and takes up very little space in the physical world. …

  Ever since I can remember I have wanted to write a book.  I was never quite sure what the book would be about, fiction or non-fiction, but I knew that I had a book in me. I think perhaps…

  You know when you get a point where you could either laugh or cry? Well I was at that point yesterday.  As crying will give me panda eyes, I think I will just have to laugh. I love this quote…

  As a card holding people pleaser I have had to learn how to say no. After yet another week and weekend of non-stop activities a friend kindly pointed out that I may have over commitment issues.  I was a…

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