locked door to rest as we struggle with rest

Do you struggle with rest?

What does it mean for you to rest well? Do you struggle with rest? Chances are – especially if you are a woman – that you do. We can all-too-easily attribute attitudes like ‘lazy’, ‘unproductive’, ‘selfish‘, ‘self-indulgent’ to the idea of us resting. It might be easier to acknowledge that other people need to rest…

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revisiting boundaries - structured wall

Revisiting boundaries.

Another thing that these last months of Covid19 restrictions and lockdowns has thrown up is how we use our time.  I have had a number of conversations with people where we have talked about their pre-Covid lives (remember that?) and the desire to NOT go back to being that busy.  There is an awareness of…

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Creating structure in a DC world

Observations from a DC world: Creating Structure

Here we are in the midst of our strange and surreal DC – During Corona – world, trying to find a way to live well in what is a new ‘normal’ (albeit temporary) state. Life BC – Before Corona – seems a distant memory. Physical distancing is necessary and important but we are becoming skilled…

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Sometimes you don't feel the weight of something you've been carrying until you feel the weight of it's release

Declutter your mind

How viscous is your brain soup? That might seem an odd question indeed. But brain soup has been a term that has resonated in this house as a means of encapsulating that feeling of being simply overwhelmed by the amount of information contained within your head.  [Google brain soup and you get a very different…

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The tyranny of the urgent over the important (Or, Habit number 3).

The tyranny of the urgent over the important – It was Charles E Hummel who first used this phrase in referring to our constantly pressured lives, with endless unfinished tasks and little fulfillment. And he said this in 1967! Seems like in some ways our oft gerbil-wheel-running lifestyle is nothing new. I have spoken here before…

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Stopping to pause

Stopping to pause

Today…a little hiatus. A humpluck if you will. Somewhat unexpected and very out of character. This day started with six clear hours to work, and a list of things-to-do. Some, practical, dull and long-put-off. Others, more inspiring and of the longer-term investment type. But a day filled with tasks. Tick. Tick. Tick-tick, done. Achievement, satisfaction,…

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