Repetition is a reliable form of change

Repetition. I got this theme from working with Anna Jackson and Fisher Qua. It was one of two they offered for teaching people about Liberating Structures in an immersion workshop we led together. And it instantly spoke to me when they shared it. Impatience helps us forget Repetition is essential for learning. But so often […]

Learn asynchronously: 13 effective ways for better studying and reading more

I want to explore ways of reading more and how to learn more effectively for 2 reasons: Getting better at my own learning Better supporting other people with their learning A couple of weeks ago I explored learning asynchronously in Weeknotes: Designing better lives by mining the multiverse 🖌️. Now, I have more thoughts and […]

What time is it? Adventure Time: I’m going freelance!

I have news.  I’ve decided to leave Spotify for a new challenge. Couldn’t ask for a better agile coaching community and, simultaneously, I’m excited about the future. Sorted out some things and figuring out some others. I’ll be freelancing on a few creative projects, with writing, workshops, studying, training, consulting. Coming up for May & […]

How to learn about trees: Lessons from an enthusiast

On developing tree nerdery Hang out with trees and naturalists. Learn from folks who know more than you do Spend quiet/quality time in the woods. Practise being comfortable in nature. Observe. Use your senses to learn more. Make it social: Invite your friends to wander in woods with you. Make new friends amongst tree enthusiasts. […]

Where I’m going, and how: Midway blogging challenge recap

I was telling a friend about how I know where I’m going and how I’m getting there, and she wanted to know more. I said, ‘I’ll send you the blog post!’ And then realised what I have to say about my values was all scattered in bits and pieces across my site. Which made figuring […]

What to write when you’re stuck & the last minute approaches

Okay, this is pretty meta, so bear with me… It was getting late and I still hadn’t thought of what to blog about for today, much less written something. So, I headed to a search engine and looked for ‘what should I blog about quiz’ & ‘what should I blog about today’. Writing a last […]

Transition, limbo, slack: The space between – a poem, maybe

Unscheduled time. Retreat. Weekend. Time away. A break. We all need it. A change that’s as good as a rest. Quiet before the storm. A place to land. It’s the inbetween. Betwixt. Betwain. Beware the wrath that falls upon the one who gets between it and me. The irony of writing this blog post in […]

Remembering how to rest & learning insouciance

Insouciance, noun, lighthearted unconcern, nonchalance, a state of being carefree. Or, How to rest when you have a million things to do and your brain won’t stop, part 2. Welcome long-anticipated Saturday! Is there a goddess of Saturdays? 🤔 (Oh, okay, apparently Saturday is named after Saturn.) Today, I’ve been enjoying Drinking tea Napping Audio-reading: […]

How to rest when your brain won’t stop

Timely reminders for myself Go outside, and let the activity of birds soothe your spirit Lie down and play games on your phone, maybe language learning apps Draw and doodle Watch cartoons or films Do morning pages (writing stream of consciousness) about feelings and thoughts Practise recovering from burnout steps: Do less, Connect with goals […]

If my life were a book, what would it be?

Thank you to my Toastmasters speakers’ club for inspiring the theme of this blog post. Self help Life is for living, and the meaning of life is whatever meaning you create of it. Inspired by Jaya Ashmore, Steve Pavlina, Julia Cameron, Dr Michael Greger, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, Ramit Sethi, existentialists, stoics, Buddhists. Play Rest Learn […]