Get To or Have To

For me, this is a question I ask myself often, as part of my journey of conscious living and putting into practice one of my values of learning for life. Some of my most challenging life-lessons have come when I was in full-on resistance.  And when those challenges came, I certainly felt very hard done by, like things were really …

Hidden Opportunity in the Glitch

This week’s challenge-buster is seeing the golden glitch in whatever gnarly-bit it is that we’re facing. 1 You may be able to relate. Sometimes when things are going really well, the pendulum can end up swinging in the opposite direction; into not-so-crash-hot-ville. And that’s poopy. What’s been such a breath of fresh air for me, is the advice Gay Hendricks …

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 …