Mindful Musings

A new year = new beginnings

The Perfect Time is Now 2022 turned out to be a year of 'hibernation and healing' for me: things happened that were beyond my control, forcing my attention inwards towards intense introspection until I could process all that welled up inside of me. (And for a long and very stressful time, that seemed never-ending, limitless!)… Continue reading A new year = new beginnings

Country Canines, Mindful Musings

Holidays

Holiyays! The thing about holidays is that they inevitably end. If they didn't they would be regular life and then they wouldn't be special, they would be the norm. Holidays take me out of routine, quite by force as there is nothing in a holiday place that is the same as at home - even… Continue reading Holidays

Country Canines, Mindful Musings, Necessary Nature

Catio

Almost a year ago I minded two cats in a house with a 'catio' (the cross between a 'patio' and a 'cat area'): a netted yard providing outside-time within a contained area. This allowed the two fur-babies full range to indoor company while allowing equal range to the elements: dozing on the grass and soaking… Continue reading Catio

Mindful Musings

Folkie’s back!

Folkie's back! After a two-year hiatus (thanks, Covid-19!) our beloved Folkie's back! Four days of glorious music and an overwhelming feeling of delight among the camaraderie of like-minded people ... oh how I've missed the live music vibe such a festival can bring! musos playing on the porch rehearsing for their next performance buskers on… Continue reading Folkie’s back!

Mindful Musings, Wonderful Writing

Michael J. Motta

Michael J. Motta In cruising the internet - doing research for a speech - I stumbled onto this article Space-time Management: What the Heck Is That? It spoke to me on so many levels! I invite you to read Motta's original article - or jump straight into my 'take-home messages' and reflections on it. Motta… Continue reading Michael J. Motta

Mindful Musings

Decluttering Mindset

Decluttering Podcast Many podcasts are now devoted to decluttering, and personal organisation services abound. The 'Simply Organised' Facebook group, the 'Simply Organised' book and 'The Art of Decluttering' service and podcast provide all the armoury needed to battle an overflowing house into submission. Decluttering requires a specific mindset, which can be learnt. Changing thinking around… Continue reading Decluttering Mindset

Mindful Musings

Decluttering Energy

Some jobs require specific energy: they can only be completed when the body and mind have the right combination of clear-thinking and physical prowess. Decluttering is one of those jobs for me, only done when I am feeling 'springy' and when I am in the mood to see Mess as Opportunity and not Overwhelm. I… Continue reading Decluttering Energy

Mindful Musings

Garden Ornaments

We have interesting garden ornaments. Take our pushbikes, for example: they were never designed to be garden ornaments - but that's what they evolved into, given our lack of attention to them. We exercise every day. However, we're not frequent riders. This is somewhat of a surprise as we've been frequent riders in the past.… Continue reading Garden Ornaments

Mindful Musings

White Privilege

What does White Privilege give me, apart from access to an excellent education and quality health care? What does White Privilege give me, apart from a sense of worth and a place in the world? What does White Privilege give me, apart from freedom and security? White Privilege gives me time to grieve when a… Continue reading White Privilege