Bloom like a lotus

Kathy Krugercontentment, love, yoga5 Comments

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The lotus flower is a powerful symbol of unconditional love and enlightenment, which is why I chose it as beautiful inspiration to lead my first yoga workshop. Held in the heatwave, two days before Valentines Day, I urged my students to start with self-love and let love blossom outwards from there. While the rose, that ridiculously expensive symbol of Valentines … Read More

Kathy KrugerBloom like a lotus

True colours and real scars

Kathy Krugerchange, contentment23 Comments

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No matter that the yin yang symbol is black and white, life simply isn’t. We went for a shade of grey as we transformed our timber floors from old to not new, but much better. (note feature image is NOT our house, sigh) The original parquetry, circa early 1990’s, had aged to an awful orange sheen. Plus we’d had a … Read More

Kathy KrugerTrue colours and real scars

Freedom

Kathy Krugercontentment, find your flow, happiness15 Comments

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I wrote a poem once entitled ‘Freedom’ that was my very first published piece of writing – I was 11-years-old and it went in the Australian Girl Guides magazine. Actually, I’ve ‘boasted’ about the poem before, in this post about freedom, democracy, the rights of children. Clearly it’s still a source of a little bit of pride, even if the … Read More

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That floating feeling

Kathy Krugercontentment, go with the flow, peace23 Comments

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We live in a world of so much sensory stimulation, it’s no wonder we all feel agitated and often overwhelmed. Wouldn’t it be nice to float in silence, stillness and darkness for a while.  There’s a Minecraft video series my son is far too fond of and the man’s voice grates on me like nails scratching a chalkboard (for those … Read More

Kathy KrugerThat floating feeling

Mother Nature’s mercy

Kathy Krugercontentment, go with the flow, gratitude13 Comments

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It’s enclosing. Cocooning. Shrouded in mist, the dark landscape seems to envelop everything under a thick, dank blanket. It feels like coming home. The rain lashes and thrashes through the landscape. Sheets slash through trees, torrents tear at leaves. It’s aggressive, violent even. There’s something biblical in this fierce weather – do we need such a heavy reminder of our … Read More

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A Mother’s Day I thought would never happen

Kathy Krugeradoption, contentment, IVF, motherhood24 Comments

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It was five years ago when the last leg of the long journey took us across the spectacular Columbia Icefield in Canada, through some of the most beautiful scenery you could imagine. Appropriate that the final road we travelled was winding, because the protracted path to that point could hardly have had more twists and turns, dead ends, detours and … Read More

Kathy KrugerA Mother’s Day I thought would never happen

A recipe for balance

Kathy Krugerbalance, contentment, find your flow28 Comments

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Is it just me or is cooking getting more complicated than ever these days? Is nutrition getting even more confusing? Ingredients more exotic? Techniques more bizarre? Healthy eating more nutty? You can now cook in a water bath (is there another kind of bath) which is simply? a method for baking custards, cheesecakes and the like in a pan of … Read More

Kathy KrugerA recipe for balance

Things that make you smile

Kathy Krugercontentment, gratitude, happiness23 Comments

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I dare you to smile right now – wherever you are. Smile at someone, smile wide, grin big until your face hurts. Doesn’t that feel better. See – I made you smile. So for no other reason than the fact I’ve been smiling a lot lately and since I’m even smiling at the fact that I can’t think of anything … Read More

Kathy KrugerThings that make you smile

The good C words

Kathy Krugercontentment, happiness, perspective9 Comments

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*Word Nerd Alert* Clearly there are some not so great ‘C’ words, and even though I do drop the f-bomb, those words will remain off (my) limits. Off-limit words shall include a few that on the face of it may seem acceptable in some circumstances (competition, comparison, even conflict) but that really we should rid from our vocabularies. And our … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe good C words

A bonus day

Kathy Krugercontentment, gratitude, happiness, perspective20 Comments

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It’s gone now – for another four years. Our bonus day. I hope you made the most of it, which may not have been so easy since it fell on a Monday and Mondays can be hard days to make the most of. Four years ago, on the leap year day 29 February, 2012, I was still flush with gratitude, … Read More

Kathy KrugerA bonus day

60 seconds with your inner critic

Kathy Krugercontentment, find your flow, guilt13 Comments

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Seriously, after a minute with your inner critic you should have un-friended her. Instead she’s sitting at the top of your Facebook feed posting stuff like: “Your life is soooo boring, no-one has even liked let alone shared your latest post and probably hardly anyone has even seen it because while they haven’t un-friended you (out of politeness), you’re not … Read More

Kathy Kruger60 seconds with your inner critic

The Aaaaaaaaahhh principle

Kathy Krugercontentment, find your flow, go with the flow, meditation36 Comments

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You know that feeling – you’re lying back in a hammock, cool breeze caressing your face, great new book waiting to be read, the waves gently lapping the beautiful sandy beach – perhaps your even on some tropical isle and a waiter is about to bring you something to drink that’s cool and exotic and tastes oh so good. And … Read More

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