inspiration

Abundance is a mindset, it can be yours!

Growing up, I was taught that the world is a place of scarcity. That we wont have enough if we don't 'behave' a certain way. Be that money, love, fun or self fulfillment, the message is the same. There simply isn't enough to go around.

My parents, whilst not perfect had their hearts in the right place. They taught me caution. Invest in the safety of property. Make sure I have my superannuation sorted. Don't expect too much of myself. Recognise, that I need to exercise delayed gratification to set myself up for success. OK that last sentence is a stretch, but it speaks to me!

Nourish thy self

One of many changes since moving home to Sydney Australia, is returning to the land of driving. Sydney, much like LA is the kind of city where you really do need a car.  It's vast and not terribly well serviced, from a public transport POV.  I'm also fortunate enough to be able to drive to the office every day which (outside of peak hour) is around 20 minutes.  These days I spend 40 minutes+ in my car each week day.

Bored of breakfast radio, I got busy downloading podcasts for my drive. I particularly enjoy true crime.  I guess that's because "Serial" is what started my podcasting passion. In the past few months I've listened to a bucket load of this sort of stuff.  Then one day, I was out of compelling options and instead listened to some TED talks.  After that my listening habits changed to a mix of TED and true crime.

Do you need to slow down?

And every day, the world will drag you by the hand, yelling "this is important! And this is important! And this is important! You need to worry about this! And this! And this!"

And each day, it's up to you to yak your hand back, put it on your heart and say, "No. This is what's important."

- Iain Thomas

There are many motivational and inspirational sentiments (words) that encourage us to live every day 'like it was your last'. To squeeze every bit out. That life is short so play hard. Or even (as preeched by yours truly) to embrace the good stuff. All of which have influenced me at some point & I largely agree with them. 

I have a confession....

I saw these words on Instagram this week and they thoroughly resonated with me. 

Given the goal of this blog is generally inspiration for good health &happiness, this is a harder post for me to write. The truth is, I don’t feel like I’ve been an inspiration to anybody of late. Not even a little bit. In fact last weekend before I even saw this quote (and of course re-gramed it!) I told a good friend that I currently feel a little broken. Unhealthy too.

Another year wiser?

I had a birthday this week. I'm not telling you how old I turned. Why? Because a couple of weeks ago I saw Christiane Northrup MD speak at her book launch (her book being Goddesses Never Age) and she said never to tell anyone how old you are. So I can't. 

But, but, but...... the thing to know about me, is that as well as being very easily influenced (by the likes of Christiane) I'm also an open book.  Which means I'm left torn between telling you how old I turned AND trying to be a Goddess that Never ages. Dilema!