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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: […]

A brain at rest, all cosy with a purple-blue blanket in a purple bed.

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 […]

Weeknotes: Designing better lives by mining the multiverse 🖌️

What am I excited about today? What are 3 things I did well today? starting & ending each day by reflecting on these questions I’m really proud of myself for: Giving myself time to rest, read & think this weekend. Reading An Unkindness of Ghosts By Rivers Solomon, which a friend recommended to me, and […]

Weeknotes: How to practise resting without guilt, and stop overworking 🎥

Stuff I’m grateful I did this week Embarked on a 3 month retreat in daily life with Jaya Ashmore Family Constellations (BIPOC only) by Meenadchi, a modality for ancestral healing descended from Zulu medicine New Suns festival by the Barbican, a feminist literary festival returns to explore the legacy of science-fiction author Octavia Butler and […]

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 27th January

Rest I’ve been thinking about rest because I listened to an episode of Feel Better Live More about it. Another thing, I have this objective about an excellent life balance, and my focus for this quarter is on learning more and measuring that by habits I’ve changed or integrated and measuring my wellbeing. I didn’t […]