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 […]

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Weeknotes: Infinite possibilities: Invitation to dance with life

Today: Watching birds Eating fruit Singing to myself outside and making up my own lyrics Here’s the song I was singing whilst walking around outside. So much fun and so freeing, awesome. It’s an invitation to gratitude. When things go wrong it reminds me things were going right. Timely reminder of the importance of ‘doing […]

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 […]

How to follow creativity, trusting the flow: A love letter

1st May 2022 Dear LiLi, I’m writing to you about the journey we’ve been on together, just you – the Creative – and me – your Muse. What an Adventure! Firstly, thank you for your commitment to Compassion. You know how much I hate to be pushed into doing things. No one likes to be […]