*Warning spoilers alert* Recently I went to see the 14-Oscar award nominated film, Lala Land. I hadn't actually heard much about it or seen the trailer; being the un- (pop)cultured person I am; so went in with no expectations. I hadn't read the synopsis and had no idea what the film was about except that it was … Continue reading Lala Land
You made of heard of the New York Times best seller The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. It is a book about an otherwise uninspiring and boring topic - tidying. The book shares a profound and unique perspective on the everyday task of tidying, revealing a plethora of insights. The basic, fundamental concept of tidying is … Continue reading Tidying Up Your Life: A KonMari Method
Sitting in a cafe I see a man coming in, pushing his wife in a wheelchair. He is not young, he is balding, not much hair left on his head. She is slouched to one side, she isn't able to move much. He wheels the chair to a table by the window and parks the … Continue reading Love is Patient, Love is Kind
A written publication for The Seeds 4 Life. "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, which is why we call it the present.” ― Bill Keane It's our human nature to regret the past - a mistake we made, a decision we should of made or a chance we didn't take. We … Continue reading Yesterday is History
Meditation can appear to be a mysterious, elusive topic that got many fascinated. Meditation has moved from spiritual, being exclusive to practices of Buddhist monks to the average, unassuming public, probably because of popular culture of the practice of mindfulness which is a good thing in fact! The more open people are to other views, the more people … Continue reading Meditation
Recently I did some volunteering over the Christmas period for Shelter, a charity providing advocacy in housing rights for homeless people in the UK. I worked on the shop floor re-arranging bric-a-brac and ornaments to make nicely presented displays, sorting through the rails of generously donated clothing, signing people up for Gift Aid ( charities are able … Continue reading Volunteering
"It's just a bad day not a bad life." When you have a bad day, accept it for what it is - just a bad day; not a year, let alone life. The quicker you come to realise this, the quicker you … Continue reading Bad Day.
We often project ideals - flawless, faultless, perfect versions of the people we're attracted to, people we are interested in. But these qualities are just ideals. People are not flawless nor are they faultless, they are real and human with their good traits and bad traits. Seeing only their good traits in your idealised version of them … Continue reading Ideals and Standards
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle Most of us are not simply born good at things, although you could say that there is the rare occasion of talent. But even talent alone is not enough to make someone exceptional. Someone who is talented is not as good as someone who puts … Continue reading Excellence, a Habit.
It can be scary thinking about the future. Sometimes our big future goals can seem a mammoth task in which we don't even know where to begin. We can't see how we're possibly going to achieve them. And so we feel discouraged before we've even started. It's not that our end goals are unachievable or unrealistic but without … Continue reading Rituals, Habits, Goals.