Lessons from a teen classic: remembering to stop and look around once in a while

‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.’ Ah, Ferris Bueller. Your movie is full of quotable quotes but to me, this one sums the movie so well. And given I’m all for noticing the world around me (see last week’s post here), it seemed … More Lessons from a teen classic: remembering to stop and look around once in a while

Want to make the world a better place? Allow time and space to notice and care

““Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here” said Alice. “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to”, said the Cat. “I don’t much care where”, said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go”, said the Cat.” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland ‘How can you … More Want to make the world a better place? Allow time and space to notice and care

Trust yourself and you’ll see more of the colours of life

Quote: Rachel Houston This year, I’ve been consciously focusing on learning to trust myself more, trust others more, and trust more opportunities to try new things. I’ve been trying to let go of some ingrained habits of cautiousness. I’ve been looking to be more open to different views and not jump so quickly to judging … More Trust yourself and you’ll see more of the colours of life

Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s an idea to stop your mind buffering

  Have you had the experience of sitting down to watch a movie you’ve downloaded, only to find it stalls, maybe displays an image like the one above, or, potentially, keeps jumping back to an earlier part of the movie? And it stays like this for ages? You might know that’s called buffering, and it’s when your … More Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s an idea to stop your mind buffering

To fix the housing affordability problem, we need to agree on what the problem is

It’s great the federal government and opposition parties have finally acknowledged the cost of housing is too high – and in fact, many Australians cannot find housing to buy or rent anyway. It raises hope, when the government says the federal budget will be a ‘housing budget’ . It’s reassuring to see state strategies that have recently been … More To fix the housing affordability problem, we need to agree on what the problem is

Living with a possum: What I learned from an unwanted guest

Sometimes you have good neighbours, and life can be good. Sometimes you don’t – but at least, hopefully, you can escape from them into your home. But what do you do when your bad neighbour decides to move in and won’t stay away? If this neighbour happens to be furry, very agile, and not open to negotiations … More Living with a possum: What I learned from an unwanted guest

Kindness in action – how well do you know your neighbourhood?

When I was very young – many, many years ago (but long after 1969 – that’s just an example because I’m really not THAT old, ahem), I used to love watching Sesame Street. It was engaging, educating while still entertaining. And the show took place in a setting which was so different, seemingly uncontrived, but radical … More Kindness in action – how well do you know your neighbourhood?