Without labeling or processing or categorizing. Without judgment or comparison nor making sense of. I don’t think 'noticing' requires my interpretation. It might like my consideration. Or my attention. Or not. Maybe just noticing [fullstop] Quietly. Giving possibility then, to notice something more, given the opportunity.
Last night I awoke to the word “imagine” in my head. It felt so soothing and comforting, an actual salve to the worry on my heart. So I reached for my pen in the dark and wrote it down. This beautiful word invited me in. “Try me”, it said. I remember as a kid, … Continue reading Imagine
I have just finished reading “Why we sleep” by Matthew Walker. It is filled with the most fascinating insights about the many benefits of sleep, all backed by science - covering memory, creativity, mental health, dementia, ADHD, driving accidents, PTSD, DNA, cancer, heart health and lots more. I have come away from this book absolutely … Continue reading Why we sleep matters
I was walking behind a very slow person on my way to work. I couldn’t get past her because the footpath (which is quite wide) was being overtaken by oncoming pedestrians intent on holding their ground, moving for no one. This happens on most days. When it upsets me, I tend to internally dialogue … Continue reading 2 minutes being right Vs a day of shame
Decision paralysis is easy to achieve in a day filled with options and choices. So how do we filter the magnitude of decisions wisely without feeling FOMO? It came to me the other day, that I need to think about my choices with growth in mind and the side note to this was, and … Continue reading Growth in mind
On the weekend I went to a café and the toilet door was padlocked. We were dining there, so no problem getting the key. As we walked home though, I wondered what the response would have been, had I just walked in off the street. Would I have been told that it was for … Continue reading Toilet, pleasssse…
I learned about MIQ from a Tim Ferriss interview with Josh Waitzkin https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/375-josh-waitzkin-how-to-cram-2-months-of-learning-into-1-day/id863897795?i=1000442923234 MIQ stands for the Most Important Question and Josh poses it before he goes to sleep. The idea is that you give your subconscious mind a problem and time to solve it. The next morning, Josh pops open Evernote and brainstorms … Continue reading Most Important Question – MIQ
We each have our own unique perspectives, formed as a result of our life's experiences. Our brain processes those experiences and creates a framework or map that it then uses to view similar or new experiences. As a result, often our interpretation or perspective of a situation has little to do with actual reality … Continue reading It’s all invented
I have just finished Feck Perfuction by James Victore. An inspiring, punchy and to the point book about doing creative work. It’s written in short chapter format with catchy headings like “Brave and scared shitless”, You ain’t weird, you’re free” and “Warrior not worrier”. He says this about perfectionism: “On its surface, perfectionism seems like … Continue reading Perf[u]ction!
I often struggle with the time it takes me to take an idea and form text around it. Text that I am happy with. Text that I am ready to publish. Recently I got exasperated by the process. WHY CAN'T I WRITE THIS? A revelation came to me that writing is like sculpting. An … Continue reading Writing is like sculpting