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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

Curiosity-driven learning: Following joy by wandering the web

wilfing noun the activity of browsing the Internet without any particular purpose Octalysis: Gamification & behavioural change Harness the power of play 😍 Yu-kai Chou Within an hour I’d signed up to Octalysis Prime on a $1, 30 day trial: Looked at OP website Watched TED Talk Did a quiz to unlock the trial Internally […]

Weeknotes: My learning plan for effective, joyful asynchronous study

Behind the scenes: How I planned my distance learning with Amplify & Earnable this weekend Daily blogging challenge for April 2021 Reflecting on overwhelm with buckets My week in pictures – daily diary drawings Highlights of my daily blogging challenge I started a daily blogging challenge this month. Here’s an overview of what I’ve done […]

Destination unknown, but I have a compass: Day 1 challenge

Destination unknown, and emergent I’m sailing to an island. Not a specific area. But I’ll know it when I see it. Because I can describe its features. What am I seeking? Fine sand, crystal waters, glorious sunshine…? Well, that’d be nice, but no, I’m sailing to: Autonomy Focus Joy When I see those, I know […]