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.

Fear, Anger and Frustration.

The core of any anxious parent.  I have never thought of myself as an anxious person let alone an anxious father, but here I sit with my stomach in knots.  I feel this way because of my inability to process my anxiety around not being good enough. That is the cold hard truth of it, shortContinue reading “Fear, Anger and Frustration.”

Cultivating a life of purpose.

Gratitude, something that we often overlook in our daily lives. Frequently we only feel grateful for the more obvious, grandiose moments and dismiss the simple smile of a stranger, or the invite for a coffee from a friend. Many of us do little to cultivate gratitude in our lives.  I know that in our familyContinue reading “Cultivating a life of purpose.”

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.”

Moving a house for six.

Moving house for my family of six, two dogs and a cat, with just my ute and a friend helping out for one day might sound like a lot. It was. In November 2019 we received the news, our rental home was being sold. With My wife, just having given birth to our fourth childContinue reading “Moving a house for six.”