When I was a kid my parents made me hose the lawn for half an hour a day. This was when using sprinklers was banned (or at least restricted) and having a lush lawn was a sign of suburban success, or at least of keeping up with the Joneses in some small (and extremely cheap) way. And there’s nothing like … Read More
Sometimes you are so proud….. When your 10 year old daughter, who loves loom bands (like all 10 year old girls) and has a friend who has given her a few to make, says she can wait until her birthday – in three months time – for her friend to give her a kit and bands (as her friend has … Read More
Do you have a morning ritual? I’m not talking a set of expletives F#*!sh#@as*#ho#e that you greet the day with. Or that daily battle with your alarm’s snooze button. Or a s#it scramble, scream and screech to get the kids (and yourself) out the door to school, daycare etc. Of course I’m talking about a morning ritual that gets you … Read More
When I practise meditation I’m a better person. On that note, you would think I’d practice religiously, but life has a habit of getting in the way, doesn’t it?! Still in my quest to be a better person, I’m going to be more religious!
How often do you feel like you just need to push the pause button? (like in Australia, on all politicians – can’t this election be over already!) Maybe you are about to yell at the kids, and you just want that gap, peace for a moment to collect your thoughts, snap out of it. Maybe you’ve worked a problem into … Read More
My yoga retreat is over and I’m all zenned or zenned out, or something like that. This should be my 100th post, but I’m saving it for something special, so I thought I’d just wish you Namaste and simply show you what zen looks, feels, tastes and sounds like. Oh and it smells like woodfire smoke on a cold mountain night. … Read More
Update – check out my kids meditation collection of videos. Well Meditation March is over and I’ve come to the conclusion that if meditation is great for a month, then it’s wonderful every single day of our lives. I’ve road-tested all kinds of meditation and have also concluded it’s worth it – even when you only have a minute (you … Read More
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