Legacies, significance, purpose – we may focus on making an impact on what we do or create. But, from my grandmother, I’m learning that how we act is even more important than what achieve. That’s what creates a remarkable life. … More How to live a remarkable life of impact
When life is busy or transitioning into a different stage, it’s easy to focus on the next step only – one foot after the other. But how do you avoid getting lost in the details and forget the bigger picture – namely, life is to be lived, not just survived? … More Getting stuff done, enjoying the journey and remembering the destination – is it possible to do it all?
What we call the beginning is often the end And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets Isn’t the quote above lovely? It’s so relevant at the moment, as I end one stage of life, and begin a new one. … More Self trust: Making a beginning from a workplace ending
In the scale of life’s problems, the sound of someone sniffing might not seem a big issue. But, now that fingernails running down a blackboard is no longer a thing (thank you, whiteboards, projectors and new technology), loud and persistent sniffing is probably the sound I find most grating (followed closely by a whining call … More Public transport dilemmas in a head-cold ridden city
‘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
““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
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
My name is Helen, and it’s been three weeks since I’ve written my last blog post. Sigh. I know that’s not the end of the world. But I do have a clearer purpose behind why I’m blogging, and where I want to take it. And letting my writing slide doesn’t help me get there. So it’s something I need … More Kindness in a ‘Post-Truth’ world
Hello to you all, from our home in Melbourne (which, no, doesn’t quite look like this, although how cute is it???) We’ve been back in town for a couple of days, having spent a week in our home on the Mornington Peninsula, and are taking off by the weekend in another home, this time to … More Back to basics – What makes a home?
The USA has a new president elect – Donald Trump. In the political arena, this is one of a number of outcomes across the world this year, many of which came as surprises: The UK voted to exist from the European Union There is an increasing push throughout Europe, from Hungary, Italy to Finland, to … More After a year of political surprises, is it time to pause and listen?