A new year, new ideas, old manuscript

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Happy New Year everyone! In keeping with the theme, it’s in with the new and out with any stuff that doesn’t work.  Hopefully that means a refreshed blog that you enjoy reading (well hopefully you enjoy reading it already, but you know what I mean). I’d love to hear your ideas for how I can make my blog better so … Read More

Kathy KrugerA new year, new ideas, old manuscript

Make up your mind to go with the flow

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NB – This post was orginally published on Tiny Buddha.com on 9 October, 2012. If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. Lao Tsu. Long before health experts were telling us ‘you are what you eat’, even before Buddha spoke his wisdom, ‘what we think we become’, ancient Chinese sage Lao Tsu mused that … Read More

Kathy KrugerMake up your mind to go with the flow

The end of the world (as we know it)?

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*I start this post with the warning – these are some of my thoughts on the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy – if you are sick of reading about it, because words are never enough, I understand. As I’m sure you have heard, according to the Mayan prophesy, this Friday 21 December is supposed to be the end of the … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe end of the world (as we know it)?

A (Christmas) Tree – a meditation on life

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I have a confession to make – I’m rather obsessed with trees! Not just Christmas trees, but all sorts of trees. And I think that considering how trees are rooted into the ground (yin) and reach for the sky (yang) they are a perfect symbol of balance, of embracing change, of bending into it, of letting go (of leaves, raindrops, … Read More

Kathy KrugerA (Christmas) Tree – a meditation on life

Peace – in the night garden

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night trees

Having a two year old tends to change your television viewing habits. Now I know there are parents who insist (or say they do) that two years olds shouldn’t watch any TV. Really. I’m not that good. But there is an unexpected benefit to watching two year old TV – peace – and not just from the kids – but … Read More

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Hit the shuffle button on life!

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Is your IPOD/Phone shuffle playlist trying to tell you something? I’ll start by admitting I’m a sop (regular readers might have guessed this already, duh!). Which means my IPhone playlist of favourite, easy-listening, inspirational tunes is a little, or a lot, embarrassing (and mellow and melancholy). And I really should update it with a few newer songs!  I do have a … Read More

Kathy KrugerHit the shuffle button on life!

Unity despite difference

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On US Election Day, I’m voting for unity despite our differences. As an Australian I’m not actually voting, but I reckon if we look at salt’n’pepper as complementing each other, then we have a simple model for balance and unity in politics and in life – like these hugging salt’n’pepper shakers.

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Happiness vs Contentment?!

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Would you rather be happy or content? Ok – so it’s no contest.  In western culture, contentment feels like settling for second best. Why be content when you could be so much happier, blissful, in ecstasy even! Happiness is something you chase, contentment something you settle for, right? But delve a little deeper, consider an eastern approach (or at least … Read More

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Radiate – the light is within you

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OK – so this post sounds all spiritual (or at least more spiritual than usual). The reason is our visit to the Crystal Castle near Byron Bay on the Northern NSW coast of Australia and a couple of special connections (at least in my mind, or heart) – a close encounter with a Buddhist monk in the midst of walking the winding spiritual path … Read More

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Find your flow by letting go

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You might call me lazy, but I like to follow the wisdom of Chinese sage Lao Tsu when he says ‘By letting go, all things get done’. Sounds easy doesn’t it. Just relax. Chill out. Like you don’t actually have to DO anything – just go with the flow (I bet you’re picturing yourself floating on a lie-low down some … Read More

Kathy KrugerFind your flow by letting go

Hollywood or Harmony – which do you choose?

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Fame and fortune vs harmony, happiness? Now I’m not saying the two options are mutually exclusive. I’m sure fame and fortune can buy a certain amount of happiness (maybe harmony?) …. BUT. We visited both locations on our grand Californian adventure this time last year. We stopped to snap the famous Hollywood sign, but we didn’t really experience Hollywood or LA style. Instead we … Read More

Kathy KrugerHollywood or Harmony – which do you choose?

Balance isn’t a battle of the sexes (shall we dance?)

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OK, so I wobble a fair bit when I do yoga balance poses, but I get there – eventually. And it seems a metaphor for my life. I think that balance is found in both stillness AND movement – the trick is to find more stillness and more meaningful movement – to master the steps to dance with life. And maybe men do lead … Read More

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