5 off the beaten track vacation ideas

I love to travel. When I'm asked to list things that bring me joy - travel is ALWAYS on the list.  I've been to various places and now I'm looking at not just places but experiences I want to have. I'm not going to re-invent the wheel so I'm copying a few descriptions directly from … Continue reading 5 off the beaten track vacation ideas

5 Why Technique – decision making

I listened to a Podcast by Personality Hackers with Sir John Hargrave and he mentioned using the 5 whys technique to solve problems or make decisions. I investigated and thought this is worth sharing. By repeating the question why (5 times) after every previous answer you should get to the root cause/defect of the problem. It is … Continue reading 5 Why Technique – decision making

Bring me happiness – realistic?

I find ideas for a blog posts in the neatest places.  This one comes from a conversation with a friend at the library. We discussed being happy and how to get there.  A lot of people are saying  do things that bring you joy.  It makes sense. Right?  My friend's take (apologies now if I … Continue reading Bring me happiness – realistic?

Don’t be rigid and brittle

Changes (in life) are not only possible and predictable, but to deny them is to be an accomplice to one's own unnecessary vegetation.                                       by Gail Sheehy I am reading a daily meditation book and a few of … Continue reading Don’t be rigid and brittle

Embracing shorter days – November and beyond

The clocks have been turned back and the days are getting shorter.   I'm leaving for work in the dark and now I am barely getting home before dusk.  I'm turning lights on as soon as I come through the door. People are starting to complain about the weather, lack of daylight and what is … Continue reading Embracing shorter days – November and beyond

Creative liberation – 5 minutes

A friend and fellow blogger (Natalie is finding balance) said we should do this! She did Estelle's SHE course and loved it. Estelle is also her yoga instructor.  Natalie knows if it is something new and creative I'm in.  So we both signed up for a 5 day creative liberation class Marks & Doodles. Check Estelle … Continue reading Creative liberation – 5 minutes

Things I’m thankful for….

Today is Canadian Thanksgiving.  So I thought I'd take a breath and give thanks. I am thankful that I'm finally at a point where I accept my past (or most of it!!) as it has brought me to where I am today.  All my regrets, triumphs, loses and experiences. I will be the first to … Continue reading Things I’m thankful for….

Weekly journaling – week 36

Sept 3  Lessons learned so far this year. Picking my battles I could be a cat person Asking for what I need Sept 4  Things that fascinate me and I want to know more about.  Anyone out there that can help - please do!! I want to find and learn to make a signature cocktail … Continue reading Weekly journaling – week 36

Weekly journaling – week 34

Aug 20  Where I can go when I need a smile. I either try to get outside for a walk or curl up with a good book.  I might not get a smile per say but I decompress. Aug 21   If my life were a romantic comedy:  Me not getting enough alone time and finally … Continue reading Weekly journaling – week 34

What energizes you? Tapping into it.

What do you do to get energized? Is it a social event? An activity? Completing a project? I think we can get energized various ways. The thing is to know when and how to tap into it. For me it is having projects and deadlines in place.  Even if it is the due date on … Continue reading What energizes you? Tapping into it.