How do We live a simple Life?

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.

It’s time to start being okay with not being okay.

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.”

We are who we are.

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.

Finding purpose in isolation

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”

Reframe Your Success

Having completed the 31 day minimalism game (www.theminimalists.com) I felt a great sense of achievement and pride at the amount of pointless possessions I was able to remove from my home, and my life. Of course I also felt a significant amount of disbelief, guilt, and shame that I had brought all of this stuff in toContinue reading “Reframe Your Success”

Take a deep breath.

We all have one thing in common, life is speeding up.  For the family trying to live a more purposeful life, meditation is a must. Setting aside time each day to sit still and breath can have a profound effect on your life and the way you live it. Being present with your breathing andContinue reading “Take a deep breath.”

Don’t forget your lunchbox

Life can be full of anxiety. When we learn how to cope with it we can potentially suffer much less.