The box of tissues made me laugh.
They were the first thing I noticed when we walked into the marriage counsellor’s office that day. That neat box of tissues, sitting in the middle of the table, between the water jug and two glasses.
I suppressed a chuckle. Does he think we’re going to end up in tears? I wondered silently. Continue reading “The Most Courageous Decision I’ve Ever Made”
I read somewhere recently that there were certain things that you should do in your 20s to avoid regrets in your 30s and 40s.
Well, it’s too late for me, I just turned 41, and so I read on to see what I had missed out on :D. Continue reading “Reframing regret, and other u-turn moments”
So, it’s been a rough few months for our family. We’ve had unexpected things go wrong, new schedules that we can’t keep up with, and seemingly a hundred appointments that I have either forgotten, misplaced or written down as the wrong day. Continue reading “Not okay, and that’s okay”
It has been said that your thoughts stimulate your feelings, which influence your behaviour, and lead to your life experiences.
So, where is your thinking leading you?! Continue reading “Whatcha thinkin’?”
Do you talk to yourself?
HOW do you talk to yourself?
Are you kind, encouraging, affirming? Or are you critical and fault-finding? Continue reading “Speak Kindly to Yourself”
As I stared out of my kitchen window, I saw the bottle brush plant that was planted 6 years ago. The change in this plant is remarkable. You see, there was a neighbour’s tree that used to overhang the fence, causing the bottle brush to be in shade. The bottle brush survived but didn’t thrive- it didn’t see enough sun. Continue reading “Free to be grateful”
Write, she asked, about freedom from fear, and inside I cringed as my heart raced and my palms grew moist. Who am I to write? I have not conquered fear; yet I am reminded, Fear has not conquered me! Continue reading “Freedom from Fear”
I am a doer. I find it really hard to sit in a kinder AGM and NOT put my hand up to help/lead the kinder committee. If there’s a job to do, I’m likely to give it a go.
Continue reading “Free To Say “No””
I am a busy person. I come from a long line of busy, productive women. My grandmother was still crocheting tiny baby clothes well into her 90s and only stopped when her hands and eyes failed her. Continue reading “Free to slow down”
“Mum, she said I’m ugly.” “Well is that the truth?” “No!” “Then push it away and don’t listen to it”
My kids often come to me to let me know that one of their siblings has said something mean. And while I will certainly deal with the offender, my first response is always “Well, is it the truth?” Continue reading “Telling yourself the truth”