18 posts

mindfulness

Rosehips

On Rosehips

There is always one of the hardened, vicious, replilian claw thorns that's going to get you. Usually the one you never saw coming. Straight into the outside edge of my hand, stinging like a hornet. I cursed and slowly pushed my arm forward to ease…

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Hoverfly Dreams

Hoverfly dreams

When things get tough, this is what you should do: Make good art. I’m serious. Husband runs off with a politician — make good art. Leg crushed and then eaten by a mutated boa constrictor — make good art. IRS on your trail — make…

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How to really switch off on holiday

I'm going away tomorrow with my nearest and dearest for a well earned holiday. So, in order to make the most of my time, I am mindful of what I take with me. Part of switching off, involves, well, switching OFF. If you'd like to…

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Mindfulness and allotments

I never thought there would be much joy in digging heavy soil on a hot August evening. It's not something I would choose to do, but being on a month's notice to improve our allotment or lose it, you see me down in the dirt…

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How the Instagram crowd ruined Bullet Journal

“I stopped Bullet Journaling because I wasn’t getting as many likes.” she confessed. At last, Ryder Carroll addresses something that's been bugging me for a while now. Your Bullet Journal is a tool to help you live your life better. It is not a tool…

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Can your todo list app do that?

Next time you’re planning to buy groceries, can I suggest that instead of tapping them into your phone, maybe using a list app, that you find some paper, or a notebook and pen? You see, when you let your 7 year old son write the…

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What went wrong with the internet

I mean, it’s sort of like a cult of personality. It’s like in North Korea or some regime where the religion is your purpose to serve this one guy. And your purpose is to serve this one system, which happens to be controlled by one…

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What I learned taking a Digital Declutter

As you might know, in January I decided to pull the plug on all non-essential internet and web hee-haws. I’d had an email from Cal Newport and decided to give it a go. I wanted to see what effects it would have and if it…

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