Tag: life lessons
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.
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…
The weight of inadequacy…
Inadequacy has a weight. But rescuing oneself from it is a choice I’ve got to remember to make.
The Joy of Getting Older…
Last month I turned 50. Fifty! A big number. Half a century. Centuries certainly carry some weight in the things to celebrate department. Just ask Steve Smith or anyone who got a letter from the Queen on their 100th birthday. We think of centuries as significant – as if standing the test of time. Maybe…
The limits of energy
Of late, I’ve been thinking about energy. Not like Einstein of course. Notin an E = MC2 or “holy smoke, look at the price of gas” kind of way. I’m thinking more philosophically about our sense of get up and go. Our inner energy. The thing that fuels motivation and action and seems to be…
Puzzling through life…
Doing puzzles might seem pointless, but they offer some interesting lessons on puzzling joy out life