Redesign

Redesign

There comes a moment when it’s time to redesign the amazing things we create. To refocus on what is important and to improve on what we already have. That moment passed a few days ago and, though starting from the ground up, it is also a mental journey of rebuild what I know and want…

Ripples

Ripples

Last week I was talking to Ash, a new acquaintance I met as part of my interest in permaculture. We got talking about the plants and the way nature really does take care of itself to provide for us the best fruit and veg when we let nature do the work. It was a garden, correction,…

Why Interest and Activity are Keys to Success

Why Interest and Activity are Keys to Success

Success Requires Interest AND Activity In a previous post I wrote titled, Focus for Success, I examined how focus requires attention to work and that attention is a finite resource we all have. Together with attention, Focus requires that we also have interest and activity in what we are doing to succeed. To have an interest in something according…

Focus for Success

Focus for Success

Focus in writing is what every writer needs to do. Focus on getting words on paper. Focus for success in whatever you do, is setting those goals and achieving them. This lesson has been a  hard one to learn! It’s “Focus for Success”, Dummy! This has been the phrase that has been swimming around my head…

Why Turning Your Phone off will Make you Curious Again!

Why Turning Your Phone off will Make you Curious Again!

Start Turning Your Phone Off! When I was thinking about the post title I was wondering how I could convey the importance of our time! Our phone’s are “stealing” it from us and along with it our curiosity of the world. Remember the times when you haven’t had your phone, when you thought of something and you…

Oh Why?

Oh Why?

A short rhyme while out in the garden. Oh why Oh why, butterfly do you fly like a butterfly Flitting from here like a bouncy ball to over there breaking your fall With each flap of the wings you ascend to the sky yet with certainty, descend to earth with a dive Oh why Oh…

Priorities

Priorities

It’s Thursday already. The week has been flying past and I have been busy – I know I have been busy but there is a growing list of to-dos on my right side and I seem to not even notice the light anymore. It’s Thursday and I need to prioritise! Today I thought it’s time…

Just Do it!

Just Do it!

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity! Amelia Earhart Nike, have “Just Do It” as their slogan. An internet search on Google currently lists 51,300,000 results for the Boolean search on those specific words! When you are standing on the ledge of a bungee jump wondering if you should…

Inspirational Videos

Here are some of my all time feel good videos.  I really hope they inspire you as they do me. Heard of Dave Cornthwaite, well here is his story to get you all inspired… [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHvWufuo-Ew&w=560&h=315] Matt Harding from www.wherethehellismatt.com [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNF_P281Uu4&w=560&h=315] Kien Lam a time lapse photographer who can be found here: http://whereandwander.com [youtube…

The Flow of Stuff

“Stuff has it’s own dynamics, its own flow!” Look about the space you are in and look at the stuff around you.  Nothing is floating around you!  Your stuff has a presence in your home, and in my home that is unexplainable.  It is there, it is useful and yet it is stuff.  So why…

The Value of Stuff

The Value of Stuff

We guard it, polish it, look at it, are nostalgic about it, hold onto it, fight for it, pack it away, uncover it, display it and store it.  Our Stuff is really stressful! Take a look at all the things around you.   They may comprise the small items you collected or the items from…