When you’re blue and full of grey
A bit of colour can change your day.
Behind those tears you’re trying to hide
A rainbow is glowing and bursting with pride.
Your tears will heal and make you strong,
So look for that rainbow to help you along.
It smiles and it sings deep in your soul
It’s magical colours dance and cajole.
There’s a rainbow inside you
It’s not hard to find,
Just close your eyes and focus your mind.
One of my favourite Christmas presents this year is this inspiring diary-journal that I received from my daughter who knew as soon as she seen it, that I’d love it. It’s similar to keeping a gratitude journal, but what I love most about this one, is its emphasis on the connection between the Irish ancient women and the moon.
My Book Reviews
Self-Help and Motivation.
‘Get Your Shit Together’ by Ruth Field, is a no-nonsense approach to sorting out all that stuff in your life that always has to get done in the end anyway. The crappy things that wreck your head and holds you back from doing all the things you WANT to do – the things you enjoy.
I was attracted to this book by the title and because it promised to show me how to get more things done in less time. I was having one of those muddled up weeks and nothing was getting done. The prescription for a simpler life is learning how to release your ‘inner bitch’ (apparently, we all have one) and become a fearless superwoman.
It urges you to take a good hard look at how you deal with life’s challenges and unexpected events. And just as importantly, the simple stuff that some of us turn into problems by not dealing with them early on. By her tough talking attitude, Ruth Field will have you shaking in your boots! If you have even a hint of laziness in your bones, she’ll shame you into getting off your butt and just doing whatever it is you whinge about never being able to do. She doesn’t listen to excuses folks, and it’s hard not to agree with a lot of what she writes! There are various little exercises throughout the book that can help you organise your time and get motivated. Don’t skip the very valuable exercise on page 148!
Right, so how exactly does one get one’s shit together? That’s what I’m in the process of finding out. Read on!
When I hear the word ‘curiosity’, it reminds me of the time Mrs Palm Stinger (my school teacher) gave me six of the best with her worn out old ruler. I was only about 8 years of age and in second class. We were all standing in a circle, like the good little girls we were, doing our English reading.
There was a knock on the classroom door and Mrs Palm Stinger ordered us to remain quietly in our places. As soon as the door closed behind her, the whispers and the giggling began. Of course, everyone was dying to know who was at the door, including me! The girls teased and dared each other to sneak a peek. Nobody budged! Feeling very brave that day, I dashed to the top of the room and took a quick glance through the glass panel door. Continue reading
Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be perfect? To never put a foot wrong and to never say the wrong thing. Do you look at others and think that they are so perfect and they have the perfect life? Look closer and I bet you will find that they are not perfect at all and they don’t have the perfect life. Because what is that word anyway?
We all use the word ‘perfect’. We use it when we talk about the people we love. “My partner is so perfect.” “My baby is so perfect.” “My children are so perfect.” “Johnny is the perfect friend.” This is probably because we love them unconditionally and we don’t see any flaws that they may have or we simply choose to ignore them. We accept our loved ones just the way they are. In our eyes, they are indeed ‘perfect’. But what you perceive to be perfect will be quite different to what others will see.
The last quarter of 2014 for me was spent researching, pondering, thinking, and weighing up the pros and cons of starting up my own blog. Musing over all the reasons why I had to, needed to, and wanted to. Ignoring the reasons why it wouldn’t be a great idea at all. I knew in my heart I wanted to do it so I absorbed all the pros and laughed at all the cons. You see, I mull things over for quite a while before I take action. I have lollipop toes. (I’ll explain that at a later date) Continue reading
You have a desire to embark on a new venture. This new venture excites you and every time you think about it, you feel a passion stirring inside you.
You just can’t decide whether to go with it or not. You can’t seem to make a decision. Why is that? What exactly is stopping you from just ‘doing it’? Continue reading