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Entries Tagged as 'Getting Still'

Do you feel like there is no 'you' any more?

November 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Are YOU getting lost in your roles and responsibilities? Do you have moments when you wonder what happened to that girl you were, back when… Do you hear someone telling you to Take Care of yourself, and you think ‘no time, no time’? Do you then wonder why you’re feeling like you don’t belong in [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Heart and Home · Wonder Woman

How to relax… lessons from a facial

October 18th, 2007 · No Comments

Last night I had a facial. I had booked it because my skin has been particularly sensitive lately – rather than for the relaxation factor. Got there. Lay down. Glad the beauty therapist doesn’t try to chat with you while she works. (It’s hard to talk with gook all over your face, anyway). Ahhh… now [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Heart and Home · Resourcing for Women Who Do Too Much · Wonder Woman

Sometimes we need to just let go, just be

September 25th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Go for long walks, indulge in hot baths, question your assumptions, be kind to yourself, live for the moment, loosen up, scream, curse the world, count your blessings, just let go, just be.   – Carol Shields When it all becomes too much to bear – how do you retreat? Being kind to ourselves is [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Start Your Week with Joy

Making a difference – noticing possibility!

September 22nd, 2007 · 7 Comments

Often times, it is easy to keep plodding along, doing our jobs, raising our kids and living our lives without the time or energy to think about whether we are doing – not enough – but the right things for us. Life is chock-full of possibility, but when we get really busy with living it, [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Joyful Jubilant Learning · Noticing Miracles · Reinvention

Just Breathe…

August 29th, 2007 · 2 Comments

The tension. The tightness of muscles. The furrow in the forehead. The clenched fist. The pain in the temples. The thoughts competing in a Grand Prix event in your head. Sometimes what we most need to do is simple. Breathe. More than automatic breathing. Stop and notice your breathing. In. Out. In. Out. Close your [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Noticing Miracles

What are you trading the moments of your life for?

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments

    We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle As we start our week – the last week of winter – I like the reminder that we are what we repeatedly do. This morning, it resonates in my soul – telling me to watch what [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Start Your Week with Joy

A spot of gardening – Erasing catastrophy and chaos

August 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Do you have those days where you’re running before you even get out of bed? Where the more you wake up, the more you think of things that need to get done. Today. Where your thoughts are miles ahead of you, listing, listing all those things you haven’t got around to doing because you’ve been [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Noticing Miracles

Start right now – there is no time like the present!

July 16th, 2007 · No Comments

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and making a new ending. Maria Robinson Today, all the kids are (finally) back at school after winter holidays. They are regretting the passing of their free time and sleep-ins. I am enjoying the quiet and the ability to play my [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Noticing Miracles · Start Your Week with Joy · Worthwhile Work

Getting Still #5 – Take a Doing Nothing Day

June 21st, 2007 · No Comments

Ever had the problem where you have a free day – no work, no appointments, no obligations (well, apart from the school run and taking the dogs for a walk). And not being able to figure out what to do with yourself? And the feeling that if you don’t cross things off a to-do list, [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Resourcing for Women Who Do Too Much · Wonder Woman

You'll never walk alone…

June 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

My beautiful daughter, Gorgeous Girl, is playing that song on the piano as I type – You’ll never walk alone… Aren’t I such a lucky Mum? Now what WAS it I was going to write about tonight? Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart, and you’ll never walk alone… sung with immense feeling. [...]

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Tags: Getting Still · Heart and Home · Noticing Miracles