Following my recent post "Are you ready to see my real life?" and my desire to be more hospitable this year, I’m tackling one of my related goals head on. March 19-20 is national Neighbours Day here in New Zealand and over the years as this day nears, I have great intentions of organising an event for our … Continue reading Taking hospitality to the street
Opening your home say’s "you're welcome into my real life". Jen Hatmaker I wish I was the kind of gal who swung open my front door freely, but I’m not. I don’t really like unannounced visitors. Firstly, because I will be in my around-the-house-clothes which fall very much under the “for comfort” category and … Continue reading Are you ready to see my real life?
I had a revelation about why the 21-Day Brain Detox is so special to me yesterday that I wanted to share with you. I had hoped to convey this in the original post but I couldn’t quite put it into words. I so want to be able to write in a way that isn't too … Continue reading Why I had to share that
A few years ago I was privileged to be at a conference where Dr Caroline Leaf was speaking. Dr Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist. She has an amazing online programme called the 21-day Brain Detox™, which is designed to help us rewire our brains, positively affecting the way we think and act. "The 21 Day … Continue reading Detoxing your brain
There is a story about a man named Harris who goes to a newsstand with his friend to buy a newspaper and the vendor is very rude to him. His friend seems to ignore the vendor's behaviour and is polite back to him and wishes him a good evening. As they walk away Harris says … Continue reading Do unto others…
Do you feel like there is a part of your personality that's become a bit of an old biddy? You don't get young people today and you don't understand a word they say? Maybe it’s the slang words that you don't quite understand or maybe its words pronounced in an odd way (its not aks … Continue reading I have no idea what you mean!
Why is it that my emotions take me away from living optimally? A little resentment here, a bit of offence there, a stroppy encounter here, throw in some unmet expectations and ... Houston, we have a problem! Last week I had two instances where my Christian hat fell off (I lost my temper and said … Continue reading Be kind
Yesterday I got to spend some time with my 82 year old aunt who I adore. She started her first blog at 80! She is such an inspiration to me. She was telling me about how she had spent a good part of her morning wrestling with her printer. She tried many things before it finally … Continue reading Who to ask?
My favourite word by far is "done". The dialogue that runs through my head is pretty much, "OK, I've done that and that, I just need to do that and then that will be done and then all I have to do is that". I have spoken to other mums and they get my love … Continue reading Done!
I subscribe to Seth Godin's blog and I really enjoy his succinct advice. He's a great inspiration for saying a lot (that has real value) in just a few words. As I embark on blogging and doing the Blogging 101 course, I thought his words about fear were fitting for me and definitely worth sharing. The Power of Fear< … Continue reading The power of fear by Seth Godin