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  • Loving This Version Of Me

    Loving This Version Of Me

    i will never have this version of me again let me slow down and be with her – Rupi Kaur. Body Acceptance Is Hard. Slowing down and appreciating this version of me was hard. I’m not a make-up and nails kind of person. In the past, I didn’t spend much time considering myself.  Maybe it……

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  • Check Your Big Picture

    Check Your Big Picture

    I forget to look at the big picture and so I miss correcting important issues until they’ve been left for too long. I suspect we all do this. This is your reminder to step back today and assess where you are and how things are going. How Does The Big Picture Help? When we look……

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  • Making Money

    Making Money

    The temptation to turn a successful hobby into an income is strong. After trying to make money all my life, and being surrounded by a society that sees worth in the amount of money you can make, it seems like a natural path to take in retirement. Why wouldn’t I want to make some extra……

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  • Allowing Your Wisdom To Work

    We’ve all experienced that frustrating situation. We’re trying to remember a name or a word and it remains just out of reach in our mind. We know we know it but we just can’t access it.* Lately, it’s been solutions to problems that have been sitting just out of reach in my mind. The harder……

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  • Joys Of Today

    Joys Of Today

    I’m trying to stay true to the perspective that this blog is build on. What happens when you retire?  How does it feel? What are the challenges and what are the rewards?  It’s natural for me to barrel ahead into the challenge side. When I see an obstacle, I tend to work hard to figure……

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  • Missing Friends And Connection.

    Now that I’m out of the workforce and not seeing work colleagues every day, I’m feeling it. Collective loneliness: it’s loneliness from not being part of a group that’s working towards a common goal, according to Dr Marisa G. Franco*. Working in a large school (1400 students), the colleagues that I saw daily were the……

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  • Difficult Emotions And Toxic Positivity

    I find it one of the hardest things to do, to just sit with uncomfortable emotions. I want to talk about them and fix them. I look for a way to make these feelings go away. I really need to work on sitting and observing them.  Toxic Positivity. The belief that everything should be rosy……

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  • I Named My Inner Critic

    I Named My Inner Critic

    I gave my inner critical voice a name* and it’s made such a difference. I thought about her personality and what she would look like. For me, she’s an older nosy-neighbour type who always thinks she knows best. I chose a name for her that isn’t a name that I have encountered very often in……

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  • What is the best time of day?

    Early morning. Watching anywhere as it starts to wake up. Everything moves slowly and quietly. The light is starting to brighten and if you’re in a town, there is the smell of bread baking and the clink of cups being filled with tea or coffee.  Just a question and a thought. What is your best……

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  • Find Your Passion: unlock the mystery of how something works

    I have no idea how most of the things that I rely on everyday work. It’s a mystery to me how my electric kettle boils my tea and how my phone sends texts. I know how to operate these items but I couldn’t build one. I find I am becoming increasingly accepting of the fact……

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