Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – My Colour is Beautiful

Have you ever noticed a shift in your mood or attitude when subjected to a particular color? Does a specific shade make you feel calmer or have you noticed yourself becoming more vibrant surrounded by a bright colour scheme? We are surrounded by colors, but how often do we notice the numerous subtleties in theContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – My Colour is Beautiful”

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 – How did I get here?

How often do you take the time to sit with yourself and take stock of where you are in life, and assess if you are on track with your life goals? Im curious, because I am wired for planning and the need to measure myself against targets ( I admit that’s not necessarily healthy), soContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – How did I get here?”

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?”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – When the Intention Is There…

If you are hearing a lot more conversation and posts about meditation in the last few years than you ever have, it’s because there are three times more adults in North America who have made it a practice, and according to thegoodbody.com, as much as 500 million people globally (about 6%) who are meditating onContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – When the Intention Is There…”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – We are what we repeatedly do

For a long time, I believed that the way to improving one’s self, was to set goals, carve out a plan and a realistic timeline to achieve them and then set the plan in motion. Like many, it was my belief that people began the process of changing by focusing on what they wanted toContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – We are what we repeatedly do”

Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What You Get From Shifting Your Perspective

Looking at things differently, is a healthy exercise if we want to be empathetic, rational and more compassionate. However, shifting perspective is not merely about seeing things from the point of view of others. We can gain greater insights and gain deeper happiness. An up-side of gaining a new perspective is that it increases happinessContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog 2022 – What You Get From Shifting Your Perspective”

Advent Calendar Blog -2022 – Leading the Changes in Your Life

We’ve often been given the metaphor of making our way down a road or path as a comparison to going though life. I agree that in many ways, there are similarities, for example the final destination is unknown, but we have a map, general knowledge of points of interests along the way, and we haveContinue reading “Advent Calendar Blog -2022 – Leading the Changes in Your Life”

All In Good Time

Have you ever considered that no matter where in the world we live, we all have the same number of hours and days at our disposal? Every human has 24 hours in a day and 365 of them per year, which we allocate to sleep, work, eat, and enjoy leisure. What delights social scientists andContinue reading “All In Good Time”

Here’s what I know so far

………. That’s it. That’s all I know. Alright. That might not be entirely true, because I do know some stuff. I admit, I know as much as you, but about different things. Maybe I know a few things that you also know. It all depends on what knowledge we have been pursuing isn’t it? EarlyContinue reading “Here’s what I know so far”

Don’t Let a Good Day Go To Waste

If living through a pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to be grateful for what we have..and what we had. Living the past 18 months under restrictions has allowed us to appreciate how much of life’s blessings we took for granted, and how much we wanted them back. For many it has cultivated a greaterContinue reading “Don’t Let a Good Day Go To Waste”

Advent Calendar – Dec 24th: Final Comment

More than three weeks have passed since I started this Advent Calendar blog, faithfully delivering a post each day to follow through on my promise. It has been a very interesting experience, and I confess that I had not considered all the challenges an Advent Calendar blog could present when I came up with theContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 24th: Final Comment”

Advent Calendar – Dec 23: Toby the Cat

Did you know I am an ailurophile? I will say that my husband is as well, and others in my family. This is the term used to describe a cat lover, derived from the Greek word “ailouros” which means cat and the suffix “phile“, meaning lover. While I don’t discriminate against dogs, I must confessContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 23: Toby the Cat”

Advent Calendar – Dec 22nd: The Music of Your Life

“Hey Google, Play Jewel 98.5” And just like that, our favourite radio station is pulled in from the airwaves, and begins to fill the room with music, and we go about our business, having never even moved from our seat to turn on the radio. For the millennials reading this article, it used to beContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 22nd: The Music of Your Life”

Advent Calendar – Dec 21: Sunrise

The best part of my day, is watching a sunrise. The cover pic is a photo I took earlier this year from my east facing hotel room as the sun rose over Miami. You would be surprised how quickly it happens, from the moment the pinkish red glow appears on the horizon to the timeContinue reading “Advent Calendar – Dec 21: Sunrise”

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