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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 […]

Weeknotes: Courage over fear and process over product

It’s playtime: Developing a growth mindset meets generative over productive. In other words, process over product and embracing courage. Creative rest and energy are my watchwords. In other words, it’s time to play! Things I learned the week ending 7th Feb Well, this whole entry is about stuff I’m learning this week… Maybe to summarise […]

The week that started 21st September 2020

Last couple of weeks I learned some helpful things about feelings. Specifically, that accepting my emotions makes it possible to release them. And that suppressing/avoiding them is what makes them stick around. It’s been interesting experiencing the truth of that as I practice letting myself feel the things I’m feeling, instead of running/hiding. There’s a […]

The week that started 15th June 2020

Retreat Went on an online retreat this week, that replaced the Dharma, Body and Connection to Earth retreat at Gaia House that was cancelled due to the lockdown. Our theme was Decolonizing the mind and cultivating the causes of happiness, led by Anushka Fernandopulle and Bonnie Duran, with guest contribution from Elvina Charley. I’m so […]

The week that started 4th May 2020

tl;dr: Savouring for happiness, poetry (especially Mary Oliver’s), black speculative fiction and sci-fi, flowers upon flowers, drawing & learning the names of trees in German, being inspired and encouraged to draw by my workmates, tree geekery, short stories (esp. Tove Jansson’s), psychology of happiness (specifically The Science of Wellbeing, it’s amazing, do the free course) […]

How to be more grateful, every day (using Liberating Structures)

On Friday, 9th August 2019, Tas & I led a session on gratitude at the Liberating Structures European Learning Gathering in Hamburg. It was so productive and creative. Really useful. That’s the power of Liberating Structures! Purpose of the session Building a daily & sustainable gratitude practice Deepening gratitude practice over time Wish you’d been […]

The week that started 5th August

Most of this week I was in Hamburg for the Liberating Structures European Learning Gathering (LSELG). It was pretty great. Before that I caught up with my friend in Texas, Nakia; and talked with David – the other co-organiser of Liberating Structures London – about the user group. My highlights of the gathering Collaboration! I […]

The week that started Monday, 24th June 2019

In which LiLi aims for ⁠— and achieves!⁠ — a better balance of achievement, connection and enjoyment this week. And practices some of what they preach about recovering from burnout. Yay! How are you looking after yourselves today? 💭 In order to maintain a healthy sense of wellbeing, we need to balance what we do. […]