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

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?

My one word 2017

Happy New Year to you! How good is it to have a few days break? My husband and I are tag teaming with work from our family’s beach house, and even though it’s a bit cold and bleak today, it’s so lovely to have a change of scene. It’s great to shake up a routine … More My one word 2017

Literary insights: How we see and connect with nature

Week two of my series about what I’m learning from reading and how that applies to how we can understand the physical world in which we live. And, one week in, I’m already changing the series title! This week it’s all about memoirs so ‘a novel perspective’ doesn’t quite fit- hopefully ‘literary perspectives’ will work better. … More Literary insights: How we see and connect with nature

Housing affordability solved – Blame the avocados (oh, and hipsters)

    Source: As an update in The Australian stated today, ‘you’d have to be living under a rock’ to have missed the uproar that an article in its Weekend Magazine has created this week. Bernard Salt, demographer and social commentator, has made the startling (to some) link between a struggle for people in their … More Housing affordability solved – Blame the avocados (oh, and hipsters)