Category: Life at 50
Never Quit on a Hill
Cycling can teach us a lot about resilience. I often have to tell myself we never quit on the hill. But it’s empowering. A reminder that what you are doing in this moment is hard and so feels hard, but more importantly, that it is just temporary.
Core beliefs and how they shape your reality
We all hold core beliefs. Unexamined, unconscious assumptions we make about the world and ourselves. Our core beliefs are a lens through which we view the real world. They create our reality and deeply influence our wellbeing. And if we aren’t careful, can make us unnecessarily miserable.
Can we talk about the M word?
You know, as in M is for Menopause. “It’s under reported” my swimming mate, 10 years ahead of me, comments in the changing room. That feels like the understatement of the year. It feels like a full-frontal assault on women by Mother Nature. She goes on to say, “I feel like I’m only coming out…
The value of kindness
Kindness is not the default position of human beings, and I am no exception. But this year I made it my number 1 resolution.
The value of doing hard things
Tramping in New Zealand reminds us that life is hard, but the rewards come with perseverance.
Project Management 101 – Family Edition.
It’s not just my mental load that’s overwhelming, it’s the trying to do it all too. The physical load. It’s time to project manage my life and house back to order, and teach my teenage housemates to put down their phones and do their share of the work.
Exercise …and why I’ve stopped apologising for being slow.
Running and cycling made me realise that just turning up is good enough… so I’ve stopped apologising for being slow.View post to subscribe to site newsletter.
Death and the Rituals we use to Navigate Life
Today my father would have turned 77. He died over ten years ago, not quite reaching his 67th birthday. It is somewhat alarming to think that in 16 years’ time I will be the same age as he was when he died. We are not very good at thinking honestly about death. But as I…