I am sure that you've read a lot about being present or have seen the phrase mentioned in mindfulness books and articles, but what does it really mean to practise the art of being present? I believe it differs for every individual, but ultimately the word present means existing or occurring now. For some, being … Continue reading The Art of Being Present
Shower Thoughts Part 2
We all have them- shower thoughts. Sometimes known as profound thoughts. Here are just a few that I've been musing on lately. Check out my Shower Thoughts Part 1 here >> - 'Coffee flavoured water' sounds grim. But that's exactly what coffee is. - If centaurs were real, then they would start walking straight away … Continue reading Shower Thoughts Part 2
After being on autopilot for so long, many of us will now find ourselves at a loss- with more time on our hands than we know what to do with. For me personally, I have found this is a wonderful opportunity to get creative. My paintbrushes have never seen so much action, my fingers are … Continue reading Creative Juices
Social Distancing NOT Emotional Distancing
The current global situation has us all on lockdown, self isolating, and/or social distancing. First off- what exactly is social distancing? Social distancing or physical distancing is a set of nonpharmaceutical infection control actions intended to stop or slow down the spread of a contagious disease. So, effectively, keeping the fuck away from people. As … Continue reading Social Distancing NOT Emotional Distancing
Birthday Resolutions over New Year’s Resolutions
For many, the start of a new year comes with some resolutions and goals for the next 365 (366 this year!) days. Someone said to me today that most people actually set “wishes”- I wish to be 10kg lighter by the end of this year. And then don’t actually do anything about it. A resolution, … Continue reading Birthday Resolutions over New Year’s Resolutions
Shut Up and Drive
One of my last published posts, Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone, mentioned that I had been learning to drive, and I thought I better give a little update on that. I passed my driving test! Then I bought a car. All in the same day. It was a pretty overwhelming day, but one of … Continue reading Shut Up and Drive
A logophile is a lover of words. Also called a word lover or philologos. A related term is logomaniac, defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as "a person who is obsessively interested in words.The Internet Epeolatry- the worship of words Try and play Scrabble with my Mum and you'll realise how comparably limited your vocabulary is. She'll pull out words that … Continue reading Word Porn
I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that, whilst I am extremely fond of Abu Dhabi, sometimes I itch to get out of ‘the bubble’ for a breath of reality elsewhere. I was experiencing this “itchy feet” sensation at the beginning of the year and was desperate to get another stamp in my passport. When … Continue reading Exploring Beirut
Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
We are all too often apprehensive about venturing into the unknown. One of the easiest things in the world is to stay in our comfort zone; within the cosy and comfy blanket of the familiar. We question why we would step into the dark forest of what we don't know, when we could stay in … Continue reading Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
Yoga? I’m down, dog.
I'm not your typical yogi. I know yogi's will tell you that there is no "typical"- no specific body shape, no gender, no personality type. Yoga is for everyone. I mean, they're not lying, exactly; but some people are just naturals, aren't they? Yoga pants and the poses they're associated with were made for their … Continue reading Yoga? I’m down, dog.