If you had to pick one thing you want to achieve (or change – see how I’m having a two-way bet here) what would it be? What is that one thing that if you achieved it, could change everything? What is the one thing that if you changed, you could achieve what you want? Right now there are people the … Read More
It’s been over 2 weeks since #pbevent and I’ve been soooo busy with #yoga, #backtowork, #twofathersdaylunches, #alittlebitsick, #life, that I’m only getting around to sharing some thoughts. So I thought I’d put some of the best learnings from the great speakers into a 2 min video. To learn (Problogger style) is to stretch ourselves, to balance thinking with drinking (opps, … Read More
One thing I know for sure – yoga is good for depression, and sad thoughts, and anxious thoughts, and just living life to the fullest (not to mention flexiest)! Blogging, maybe – but I’m not so sure. On RUOK day (World Suicide Prevention Day) I’m certainly not advocating blogging as any kind of cure-all for serious depression or mental illness. … Read More
So you want to get limber, calm and centred for a jam-packed conference? There’ll be lots of sitting around and craning your neck for a better view of the great speakers and craning to find that blogger you really want to meet amidst the crowds at morning tea. Then there’s standing up half the night in high heels (well probably … Read More
A little blog hop has wound its way to me, so I can share with you why I write, in case it’s interesting, inspiring even! That’s connection. A blog-hop is a bit like an old-fashioned chain letter, but there’s no scam being spread, just a whole lotta love. In my case, specifically by the lovely Aroha at Colours of Sunset, … Read More
There’s only one thing worse than public speaking right – not really feeling like you have much to say. Today I get to speak to a room full of digital native university students who are 20 (ahem perhaps 25) years younger than me AND who are studying social media. Great. I’m talking to them about blogging, a subject about which … Read More
So I’ve come to the conclusion that the majority of people (well a fair few) who find me here at yinyangmother do so completely by accident when looking for someone (or something) entirely different. Mostly they come here when looking for a woman in the shower (not me, I’m fairly sure they wouldn’t be thrilled to see me in the … Read More
It’s funny how when the universe asks you to be one way, you yearn, or yen for the other way. Do we automatically crave what we can’t have? (mmm, note photo above). I mean just when I need yang energy to be confident, active, out-there, socialising, I feel like I have a yen for yin.
This is the first blog I’ve ever written just for bloggers. In fact only last week I met up with my first ever ‘real life’ bloggers – they were real, and really lovely. This week I look forward to meeting lots more of you. Look out for me – I’ll have a big welcome smile (which will probably turn to a few laughs after a … Read More
So much about how society views life is in the climb (read struggle) to some imagined top of a mountain. But what if the view from the top was just different, not better than the view from the bottom? You don’t need to climb a mountain to reach new heights.