Tagged with mindfulness

What does this moment require of me?

What does this moment require of me?

A friend of mine, during a struggle with prenatal depression, was told by a homeopath to take a hot shower every time her thoughts or feelings threatened to overwhelm her. According to her, it helped a lot. Not because there was anything in particular about the hot water or the steamy shower that had any … Continue reading

Being a bit Buddhist

Being a bit Buddhist

It’d never really occurred to me that I might be a bit Buddhist. And I’m sure a full blown Buddhist would laugh (mindfully and with loving kindness) and my version of Buddhism, but having stumbled upon Sarah Napthali’s book Buddhism for Mothers, I realise that I’m pretty much on board with Buddhism, or have Buddhist … Continue reading

To everything there is a season

To everything there is a season

I’ve always had this notion that going in a straight line is Good. Consistency is Good. Routine is Good. I couldn’t say where it came from, but for the longest time I operated under the flawed notion that to be always something is desirable. To be always happy is the ultimate aim, always organised, punctual, … Continue reading

Like a Weeble, I wobble

Like a Weeble, I wobble

There are moments when my world shifts on its axis. There are moments when I no longer know which way is up anymore, and when I have to adjust to a new version of ‘normal’. There have been moments when my world has shifted as a result of something happy, and moments when the something … Continue reading

And breathe….

And breathe….

This week I am breathing up a storm. Deeply. Loudly. I am flooding my brain and my very being with oxygen as I go about my day. I’ve written about breathing before – acknowledged that it’s the best piece of parenting advice I was never given. Which it is. But this week, I feel like … Continue reading

Now is the fun part

Now is the fun part

“The fun part doesn’t come later, now is the fun part” –  Gretchen  Rubin. I had to write about this. I couldn’t not. I’ve written about it before. I’m betting I’ll write about it again. I need this reminder all the time. Every day. I don’t ever stop needing it. Because it’s a challenging, but … Continue reading

Leaning Out

Leaning Out

I’ve recently made a Big Choice. I have chosen to ignore Sheryl Sandberg and ‘lean out’ of my chosen career path. I don’t know if this choice is temporary or permanent. This will only be clear in retrospect. But for me, in this moment, it’s a good choice – a choice I am able to … Continue reading