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 …

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 …

What Courage is

So how do you define it? I ask because when I was 16, a friend gave me a book about being assertive as I’d been being a bit of a doormat.  Basically I’d been saying yes to things that weren’t ok. After devouring that book I charged full steam ahead, so that my pendulum swung to the opposite side. You see …

What If?

Do you ever wonder what if you’d taken that other fork in the road? Maybe it was a place to live, a study option or a career-move? Just how would it have turned out if you’d decided to start that new business or to begin a new relationship?… …taken that trip or decided to extend the journey? Are there any …

We Get To Decide

When I woke up that morning in April, I had a game-changing realization. I realized that I was no closer to reaching the goal I’d set for myself about 3 and a half months earlier in January, which was to read 10 books – just 10 books – that year. So, I asked myself this question: was it going to …