Milestone update: letting go

I’m well and truly done with letting go. Of superfluous email newsletters that is.   I achieved my goal of reducing unwanted email newsletters and other regular inbox downers by half in both my personal and work life. It’s made my daily life easier and it sparked a new approach to signing up for new […]

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What are you doing to make things better?

Better than what you may ask. Better than they are right now. Better than you are right now. We can all get better. We do it naturally sometimes consciously. We do it automatically with the things that reward us in some way. It’s the ‘in some way’ that gets us. Because even the things we […]

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When fluff isn’t enough

There’s lots of fluff on the Internet, you know, frothy fun. Light weight, candy floss, sweet but without substance. And like candy floss too much of it can dull your senses. Or your sensibility. Brain Pickings is the opposite of fluff,  but it’s not all serious and it’s not nose in the air pomposity. It’s “a […]

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100 Happy Days

Happiness is all around us but it’s sometimes celebrated more as a memory than when it is happening to you. It’s almost as if we’re trained to see our present woes, but to reflect on past pleasures. Maybe it’s superstition, avoiding the evil eye. What ever the reason, I wan’t to turn that habit on […]

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Advice to share

Two bits of advice from the past have come to mind lately. Thought I’d share them and see what others think. ‘The worse things get, the more you need to laugh.’ ‘Never miss an opportunity to tell people you love them’. A bit of advice I’m giving myself just now, is something I read recently […]

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Half way in, progress report

In Letting Go, I wrote about my first challenge in a year in which I plan to challenge myself again and again. I started small. Challenge 1 is clearing my in boxes of excessive email, more particularly newsletters about things that used to interest me, but no which longer catch my fancy. I’ve been pleased […]

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Maintaining the mellow

I took a three week break from work recently. I could do that because I live in the Lucky Country (Australia) and we have sensible and humane holiday (vacation) leave provisions. So I could afford to take three weeks and do nothing. I really didn’t ‘do nothing’ (more about what I did do, later in […]

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Letting go

Earlier in the year I wrote about resolutions as a way of predicting the future. I also committed to regular posts and a thematic editorial calendar of sorts. I say ‘of sorts’ because this blog is necessarily more ‘of the moment’ than my other blog (Vagabond Gal). One month in and I’ve established one thematic grouping […]

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Dad’s gone but not forgotten

Interesting article by Mrs Woog on the Hoopla last week Fatherly Love & Kisses, Mrs Woog, who like me is an avid people watcher, commented on the difference between current and previous generations of dads. Unlike Mrs Woog however, my my dad was a touchy feely sort of dad, not that common in his day and […]

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Tea, glorious tea

It’s hot, Hot, HOT here in Melbourne today and I’m hydrating myself with one of my current favourite ice teas made with Twinings Lemon and Ginger herbal infusion. I highly recommend herbal infusions instead of black tea for newcomers to iced tea. Especially for those who drink their hot tea with milk. Never, ever drink […]

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