It is my true belief that the vast majority of us spend a lot of time doing things that do not align with our values. Simply put, we waste a lot of our precious time doing things we don’t like doing.
When you feel a sense of complete sense of defeat and frustration, I implore you, STOP! Take a few deep breaths, walk away if you have to but do not allow yourself the release of anger or rage.
It’s taken me some time, but I have come to realise some very simple rules to live by that allow me to keep my life with four children simple for me.
This is a hard one for most people. Especially those of us who have a plethora of control issues. One of the biggest sources of discontent for the person with control issues is the inability to accept that things are not going to be okay all of the time. There are going to be momentsContinue reading “It’s time to start being okay with not being okay.”
With six people living at home, there are six birthdays, six Christmas (presents) day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a wedding anniversary, Valentine’s Day, 1st day of school day, you had a shitty day, well done I’m so proud of you day, you just want something new today.
Far too often in our everyday lives do we defeat ourselves before we give anyone else the chance to take us down.
We had to re-home our dog. Max was a rescue. He is a loveable, cute, fun and caring. An American Staffy x Boxer Max was not a small dog. But we had a problem, Max was too big for our family to handle. But what to do? C. and I had noticed that after movingContinue reading “Making tough choices.”
Ultimately our son has shown us the importance of talking less and doing more.
Nine months ago my husband and I decided to remove sugar from our diet. All forms of ‘added’ sugar. We used the Sarah Wilson’s “I Quit Sugar” 8 week detox plan and we haven’t looked back. We absolutely loved it but early on decided that we wouldn’t impose it on the children – yet. However,Continue reading “Minimalism and Diet”
The last 2 weeks have bred some serious self-reflection from C and I. A global pandemic will do that to a family. And this is where we landed. We have always loved camping. As a family we used to make much more of an effort to get out of the city to see the green.Continue reading “Finding purpose in isolation”