Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – That’s A Wrap

Has it already been twenty-four days since I started on this year’s Advent Calendar Blog? I intended the topic for 2022 to be a reflection on change, and how to face it with courage and dignity, whether it was brought in intentionally or not into our life, yet it seems there were a few otherContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – That’s A Wrap”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Grounding in Times of Stress

The energy around me is shifting and unsettled today. There is the usual frenzy out there as the final preparations for Christmas have kicked in, and millions of people across the planet are moving in planes, trains and automobiles to be reunited with loved ones. But the intensity has been kicked up a notch nowContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Grounding in Times of Stress”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Power of Affirmations

I let go of what no longer serves me. This is an affirmation that I repeat to myself daily, as a reminder that I do not wish to hold on to grudges, resentment and the need to be right. A while ago, I decided that I wanted to create a life for myself filled mainlyContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Power of Affirmations”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Having Coherence with the Universe

There are a few people in my life with whom I have synchronicity. I will think of them, and seconds later a text from them will arrive, or I will send a friend a clip from YouTube and she will tell me that she had been focused on that very topic. Yesterday, I reached outContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Having Coherence with the Universe”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What is your gift to give away?

Could you name your five greatest talents, if asked? By talents, I mean a natural ability to do something, like having a green thumb, or a beautiful singing voice. Perhaps you can learn and execute new dance moves easily and masterfully or you can organise an event like no other. I have always been intriguedContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What is your gift to give away?”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Embrace Imperfection, Know that You Will Be Judged

Do you have the courage to be authentic today? Not only ready to be true to yourself in your thoughts and actions, but willing to present the wonderfully flawed and imperfect you in your interaction with others? Are you able to have lunch with some friends or your boss and admit that you don’t haveContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Embrace Imperfection, Know that You Will Be Judged”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Tapestry of Life

Humans are funny. Unlike every other species on this planet living out its existence, we humans believe that we need to be busy and active in order to be making good use of our lives. We hear things like needing to be productive, and being purpose driven, seeking meaning to being alive. Perhaps we areContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – The Tapestry of Life”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – If You Want My Advice..

It’s always easier to give advice than to take it. Giving advice makes us feel like we are helping somehow to make it better. Most days, I’m giving advice because I can’t help believing in the dream, and sharing ideas on how to get as close to it as possible. I am an eternal optimist,Continue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – If You Want My Advice..”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Grumpy Isn’t Grateful

I was listening to Steve Harvey being interviewed on a podcast about gratitude the other day, and he said a few things that stayed with me. For those of you who may not recognize the name, Steve Harvey is an American comedian/actor and television host of the long running Family Feud game show, who hasContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Grumpy Isn’t Grateful”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Doing Your Best

We’ve all been given the advice to « just do your best » at one time or another and I wonder if like me, you are left pondering what exactly that means. Do we even have the same definition of doing « my best » because I am not the perfectionist that my friend mightContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Doing Your Best”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Setting Intentions for Yourself

I first started the practice of setting intentions when I took a yoga class more than 30 years ago. The instructor compared it to something we felt strongly about, or as setting a goal for our life. This resonated strongly with my ENFJ strong « goal-oriented » personality (Myers Briggs) and setting daily intentions became almost aContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Setting Intentions for Yourself”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Trying New Things…like Mala Beads.

When I am feeling stuck, or unmotivated, I often try doing or learning something new and it usually is just what I need to fire up my creativity and get the sparkle back. That’s because trying new things, especially things that I might have been afraid of trying, gets me out of comfort zone. OnceContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Trying New Things…like Mala Beads.”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Self Discovery Through Journalling

I started “freewriting” about 20 years ago. My mother gave me the book The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron and it’s morning pages technique is probably what got me started in stream of consciousness journalling. Let me stop you right now, if hearing the word journal immediately brought you back to your youth when oneContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Self Discovery Through Journalling”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Increasing The Positive Energy Within You

Hello creativity!! It is so good to have you back! You have been away for the last year, at least I felt like you were not present in my life. I searched and tried to invite you back in, but there were too many things going on. It’s good to feel the creative juices flowingContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Increasing The Positive Energy Within You”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Busy or distracted?

It’s my favourite time of the day. I rise before the sun, and all is quiet in the house. I don’t even like to turn on lights, so lately I light up candles, and the Himalayan salt light to give the room a warm glow. I have just made myself a warm cup of waterContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – Busy or distracted?”

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