How to be kind to yourself

Yesterday, I spent the entirety of a 30 minute run composing a succession of clever, point-scoring comebacks in reply to someone who’d written something snarky to me. I have to admit, despite it being a ‘bad energy’ thing I don’t generally indulge in, it was fun being able to ‘say’ all the things Continue Reading

10 Questions

Now a confession: I'm not big on blogging memes. But there is one going round at the moment that I've been tagged in a few times and I figure Fridays are always good for '20 question' type posts. Or in this case ... 10 questions. Here are my answers - feel free to leave YOUR answers in the comments. Continue Reading

This is my brain on a close game of footy

*Warning, my brain swears a lot when watching the footy. First Quarter Ok boys, let’s do this. If we want to play in a grand final this year, we need to win this game and win it well. Yah, first goal! Gah. (Carlton kick a goal.) Yeah Fyfey! Yeah Ballas! That’s more like the Freo I know Continue Reading

Be careful who you outsource your thinking to

If you read something - be it on the internet, in a book or a magazine - and it captures your imagination, you can pretty much guarantee there is story involved. Humans have been using storytelling for thousands of years to share ideas, disseminate information and teach. It's a truly wonderful Continue Reading

The one thing …

The one thing I should do less often is: procrastinate. It may surprise some to know that I am a world-class procrastinator when I want to be and the worst thing you could ever tell me about something you need from me is 'no rush'. The one thing I should do more often is: take time to be still Continue Reading

The best and worst thing about life. It goes on.

When I was 22 my brother died in a car accident. His death left a hole in my heart that will never be filled and a grief that started stunningly sharp, but slowly (ever so slowly) softened to something bubbling gently below the surface on a permanent basis. Every so often one of those bubbles Continue Reading