Tagged with self development

Why glowing matters, even when its gloomy

I am, at heart, an uplifter. I’m a hopeful and optimistic soul. It’s what I do – personally and professionally. I turn people toward the light – in themselves, in others, in challenging situations. And I love to do it. It brings me huge pleasure. It feels worthwhile and meaningful. I love nothing more than … Continue reading

What kids get that we’ve forgotten

What kids get that we’ve forgotten

As I sat in my garden this afternoon one of my kids ran past, brandishing a sword, shirtless, and completely lost in an imaginative game. The sword was being wielded, he was making swooshing noises, and he was completely embodying whoever it was he was ‘being’. A familiar sight in this house. And in that … Continue reading

90 seconds is all it takes

90 seconds is all it takes

When I hear the same message twice from separate sources in the same week, I figure it’s a message I probably need to hear. And if its a message I need to hear, it’s probably a message worth sharing. And it’s this: It takes just 90 seconds for an emotion to pass through us. 90 … Continue reading

How to grow like a tree

How to grow like a tree

Once in a while, the realisation hits me that where I am right now in my life is perfect. Is absolutely right. Is completely where I need to be. And not because where I am is fully formed, or makes perfect sense, or because I’ve suddenly achieved everything I want to achieve. Nothing of the … Continue reading

When housework gets profound

When housework gets profound

One of the things I have to manifest in the world, is that I can find an analogy anywhere. In particular, I seem able to find the profound in the ridiculous or the mundane – often as I undertake menial and apparently meaningless tasks. Take vacuuming the floor. Living as I do with four humans … Continue reading