Sunrises and sunsets – a meditation

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Every day the sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening – at least we hope it keeps doing so! The sun still rises and sets, even on the bleakest of days when we can’t witness its majesty. And yet despite those grey days, we seldom really appreciate the majestic ones. Each day we’re gifted a new dawn … Read More

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Crazy Busy

Kathy Krugergo with the flow, gratitude, motherhood20 Comments

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The race that stops a nation didn’t stop me. Not in my tracks and not even long enough to watch it at work (actually there was no-one around as my boss was on leave and my other colleague out of the office). With a new moon rising, Halloween had passed in a shocking excess of cheap and nasty ghoul and … Read More

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Nothing to do, nowhere to be

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Gratuitous Fiji shot

If this sounds very inviting, then set aside the next seven minutes and just relax. If finally got around to editing some hammock swaying/waves lapping video from Fiji into the most relaxing meditation. Imagine you’re on a tropical island (Fiji will definitely do), with or without cocktail in hand (I’m going for the cocktail) and surrender to your senses. Getting … Read More

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Putting an end to a Limbo Life

Kathy Krugerchange, find your flow, perspective15 Comments

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How much of your life have you lived in Limbo? If you’re an average person you probably spend a total of 92 days in your life on the toilet! Apparently we also spend an average of 1.5 years doing housework (no judgment if you’re way off that mark, I reckon I am!). That’s time you’re never going to get back … Read More

Kathy KrugerPutting an end to a Limbo Life

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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When parenting goes pear shaped

Kathy Krugermotherhood, perspective17 Comments

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Where do I start? With Mother’s Day, because I woke up with a hangover for starters, entirely self-inflicted (as they always are) but entirely worth it, since we’d enjoyed a lovely night of celebration with my Mum and family. Head pounding, in my niece’s bed, the kids short-circuited the required sleep-in with obligatory hand-made presents (from Little Yang) and the … Read More

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Soft is not weak

Kathy Krugerperspective, yinyang40 Comments

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If I called you soft would you take it as an insult or a compliment? Given the title of the article, you’re probably inclined to think of soft in a ‘soft’ way – in other words to view softness as an attribute. But let’s face it, in a yang, masculine world ‘soft’ is more often derisive – a male describing … Read More

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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

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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

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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

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Grief and sadness – how yoga can help

Kathy Krugerperspective, yoga7 Comments

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I’m sorry for your sadness, sorry for your loss. I offer a virtual shoulder, and yoga. Have you ever cried in a yoga class and felt that rush of relief? I bawled like a baby during Yin yoga training last year in a two and a half hour class that went deep — which it turns out was exactly where … Read More

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I’m an Adoptive Mum (not a Dance Mom)

Kathy Krugeradoption, gratitude, motherhood13 Comments

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So it’s National Adoption Awareness Week and I’m proud to say I’m an Adoptive Mum. Although you can drop the adoptive and I’ll happily just be a proud mum. Our children came to us through adoption and we feel forever grateful that we get to parent them – always aware of the loss of their biological parents in not being … Read More

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