From Stale to Stonking

Our context for this week’s focus is going from what’s old, familiar and comfortable to something new and even challenging. 1 My experience with this began in around 2014 when I realised I’d allowed my life to become pretty ‘same-old-ey’. The same house, same places; the same routines. It wasn’t so much about the people I was connecting with; it …

A Different Kind of Giving

In my book, giving used to mean some sort of financial contribution. What I’ve come to know is that for many people it’s not so much about the money; it’s about a sense of connection.   And actually, sometimes it might be time, attention, and energy that are short, rather than money.   Giving differently might be taking the time …

Love from the Inside Out

Time for some Valentine’s Day-themed pondering.   This time of year is particularly special for me because Chris and I made our marriage pledges the day before Valentine’s Day, and because it’s also the anniversary of when I took my first, real steps to create my freedom lifestyle. Several precious, game-changing events are anchored for me at this time of …

The Good Life

As we’re growing up the questions, doubts and dissatisfactions about the way life is looking, compared with our ideal, can pop up. The reality is that life is challenging. Beautiful, ultimately what we make of it, and rich with challenge. Even if it’s an unconscious question, we can often be asking ourselves what we really want in life; what’s our …

Do You Choose Trial or Delight?

If you’re like me, you might be surprised with your answer. When it comes to some of life’s more interesting experiences, do you choose trial or delight? Recently, I was in a situation that meant living in an environment where the air con was on permanently. ‘Off’ wasn’t an option. Now, if you know me, you know I’m not an …