February 1, 2015

I Love Giving

I love giving. I love it so much that it has got me into trouble. I have burned out, people-pleased and rescued to a point of ridiculousness.

But I still love giving.

I have  learned to have boundaries, realised that people are responsible for their own happiness and helping is not always the best thing for them or me. I have developed discernment and now choose carefully where and how much I give.CONTINUE READING….

June 15, 2014

The Love Game

The Love Game

This past week I have re-introduced the ‘Love Game’ to my morning routine.

I used to play this game every morning for years, but somehow of late it has slipped and so has my attitude.

It goes like this:

1. You discover you are awake.
2. Your next thought is “I love my bed”.
3. “I love my new organic cotton sheets, they are so nice to sleep in”.
4. “I love feeling warm as I lay here wrapped up in my doona”.

CONTINUE READING….

May 10, 2014

Let Your Feelings Flow

When confronted with intense emotion, it is understandable that most of us want to distract ourselves from the sensations. However, this is at best just a short term strategy and one that has merit at times depending where and when the particular event is occurring.

Feelings

Another way to approach the flood of emotions is to let your feelings flow. Simply breathe and allow. Breathe deeply and observe the feelings as pure physical sensations and detach from the details of the situation.CONTINUE READING….

May 10, 2014

A “Tear Your Hair Out” Moment

tearing your hair out

We all have “tear your hair out” moments from time to time. This is one of mine. Picture this…

At the time I was working full time, a single parent of a teenage daughter, teaching a professional conflict resolution course and stressed out of my mind.

I had spent considerable time on my one day off cooking chicken stock so a friend could use it (very kindly) to make soup for me to help ease my load. CONTINUE READING….

April 10, 2014

Ups & Downs

Life has ups and downs, and recently ours turned upside down.

Our grandson came down with gastro, then our daughter, then our son-in-law, then me. Our Little Man then developed tonsillitis and ear infections. Mike was the only one left standing. All us adults had jobs to be at and deadlines to meet. CONTINUE READING….

April 10, 2014

Practise Joy

 

Practising joy. What a concept!

When I first heard that I could choose to be happy by practising joy I just about had a fit. Surely happiness was given out by the gods and some were luckier than others in its receipt.

After reading a number of articles and books on the subject I came to see that it just might be possible. CONTINUE READING….