Continuing on from my eight tips to ignore our basic human needs from last week I’d like to propose an alternative - a ten step plan that I’ve been working on which include my personal practices that I live by to keep me going. My hope is that you may be able to incorporate some, if not all of these into your everyday lives and benefit from them too. I have reached these practices through a process of trial and error and personal experimentation for many different reasons and
Yes ok, that is a little sarcastic, a bit tongue in cheek I guess but hear me out. For my whole life my driving force has been the desire to change the world, save the animals, help the people, make a difference - this is some random part of my personality that I both love and hate in equal measure as it doesn’t let me rest but it does send me on some fascinating searches and adventures. I did a degree in Geography and Geology as I love the planet and thought I’d learn more,
This weekend the kids and I went to our annual Buddhist New Year meeting which always gets me thinking about so many different things - I often think of the past and I always make determinations for the future as we are encouraged to do. One of the themes of our day was courage and how we often only experience our own courage when we are faced with difficult situations. This is what got me thinking of the past. Where were you a year ago? How about three or five or ten? Ten ye
Writing a first blog post has been something I've been trying to do for weeks now. Being a bit of a perfectionist and an eternal researcher I Googled "What to write in a first blog post" - this was very helpful at first, but then after reading the first few ideas and compiling answers to about 40 different questions I decided it wasn't helpful at all, as everything I had written was far too formal. Many years ago, when the kids were small I started my first blog. I loved it.