Friday's are usually the sigh for the end of the week. The time when bottles of wine are opened, beer gets cooled and a sense of relief overwhelms your soul. Another week survived. Another week of stress, rush and overwhelm. This isn't how it needs to be. These feelings do not have to be consistant.… Continue reading Simply Friday
The slow, whisper in the air. The dawn chorus of birds emerging from the trees. The fresh smell of rain on the grass, struggling to grow and work its way towards to sun. The beckoning of your heart, inviting you to listen, to take that first step and bask in the glow of the dreams… Continue reading The Call of a New Season
Wow, what a day it was! As a result of simplifying the things which I commit to, I have more time to spend time doing the things which I enjoy and which help my mental health. Hence marathon training!! Today and yesterday my knees feel like I am about 100, my old injury completely resurfaced… Continue reading London Marathon 2019!
This is the year I...Do we say that every year?Pin our hopes on something new?Usually, this happened at the start of a new year or at least an academic year. It's different this time. My new beginning starts at the end of a season. The end of a season of education, rigidity and deadlines. The… Continue reading The Year of New Beginnings
Routine vs rhythms. What's the difference? The type A in me strives for routine, loves the predictability and the stability which comes from knowing what happens next. Yet recently, especially after reading 'Simplicity Parenting', I have found rhythms being a better description of what it was my soul craved. Rhythms are inbuilt from the womb,… Continue reading Daily Rhythms
I couldn't understand why I struggled so much through the tantrums. Why homework became a battle of wills. The threat of a lego invasion is moving me to a place of despair and stress. The garden, currently a muddy mess, had become a place I no longer relished while watching them hang upside down on… Continue reading Embracing this Season of Motherhood
2 am. Everyone was asleep aside from me. Thoughts were just swirling around my head. It was an ocean of fear, doubts, worry and expectations. Each new thought came like a crashing wave, disturbing the water, crashing into the shore. All I could think was that the black beast was back. It had made its… Continue reading Journalling the Waves
On the whole, we do not distinguish between joy and happiness and think that they are the same thing. However positive psychologists (yes that is a thing!) have found that there is a distinct difference between joy and happiness, and this difference may be a turning point in a quest for joy and happiness. Happiness… Continue reading Joy vs Happiness – Are we Chasing the Wrong Thing?
Joy. Happiness. Contentment. January is going to be full of these purposeful moments which grow love, joy, happiness and contentment. Throughout January i will be sharing more of what we are doing to increase joy in our lives through simplicity. Including our ”Happiness Project, ” what the difference between joy and happiness is (positive psychology… Continue reading January- The Happy Month!
You want to be the perfect parent? You want to be the perfect employee? Perfect daughter/son in law? You have these expectations which have been set before you enter into a specific season of life or before a particular job etc. So often we are taught to reach for high expectations, they can become self-fulfilling… Continue reading Christmas Expectations