Posted tagged ‘contentment’

Sanitising the muck in your head…

October 25, 2015
The sun is rising over a small island in the Indian Ocean

The sun is rising over a small island in the Indian Ocean

My head is spinning and all weekend I have been trying to quiet it. I noticed a few months back that as work became busier, my head filled up a lot. It is an occupational hazard to dream about others’ problems, and have nightmares about others’ experiences. People bring the ugly side of life to me to leave in a safe place.


our ideal selves…

May 18, 2014


There are days I am my ideal self for whole minutes at a time. What do I mean? Well, we all aspire to be an “ideal self”, which may be that person who pays attention to others, makes soup for the sick neighbour, runs an errand while out to save doubling back, gives to the charity when they appeal, goes for the run at 6am on Monday morning… you get the picture. We all have these ideal selves that we see as who we would like to be.


February 24, 2014
Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

Recently I have had a few conversations about boundaries…how we make them, how we keep them and how we react when they are violated. It’s never easy trying to figure out where your boundaries are, some things seem straight forward (e.g. I do or do not want people to shake my hand when we greet). Then there are other things that are more difficult (e.g. just how long and how loud do I allow the neighbour’s music to get before complaining when it is intrusive?).

Having the “I wants”…

September 19, 2013


I have realised over the last week that I have a case of the “I wants”… Where it came from and what sparked it I have no idea. I am learning that contentment is a matter of choices, decisions, reflective living and having a grateful heart.


the rest on creating margins…

September 25, 2012

So, this is what it looked like after pulling out a really old, non-functioning oil heater…the heater in the picture is a gas addition.

I started writing about margins a few weeks back, and here are the last 3 steps I went through to create some margins in my life…

how I started creating margins in my life…

September 16, 2012

Recently I posted about the need to create margins in our lives, to be able to live with enough space to move so that when we were pushed we would not fall off the edge. Some have wondered how I planned on doing that??? Well, here is the “how to” guide from me.

something to brighten your day…

May 11, 2012

I thought I’d share some of my daily inspiration…sights I see on a daily/weekly basis…enjoy…

I love trees! They are majestic and eternal…

Walking through fog is surprising and wonderful!

First thing in the morning, the world is your oyster 🙂