So last week I was without internet for 2 entire days. I know, I know, cue dramatic music. It was a very real problem for me, and my 17-year-old, it was like we were being denied oxygen.
I spent the first day checking and re-checking the status of the outage using my data, every half an hour, in the hope I would be magically be re-connected and breathing restored.
Being the tech wizard I am (not), I turned if off at the source and reset the modem, had a few flashing lights but no signal.
When did we become so weighed down with stuff? Were we always this way? Having clutter fill our lives is the exact opposite of self-love, because instead of living and feeling the joy in our hearts and minds, instead we are carrying years, and for some, even a lifetime of meaningless crap which is blocking our creative flow, financial flow, limiting our connection to our own source energy, and leaving us no space to really love ourselves.
I spent a few days with my gorgeous cousin last month and for both of us, we decided our word for the year is SIMPLIFY.
I have been on a mission of de-cluttering and letting go like a Mofo!
Grief is ugly. It’s truly unattractive in every way. There’s nothing pretty or soft about it. Grief is primal, raw, and relentless; and it’ll kick you in the balls when you least expect it, creating disconnection, feelings of abandonment and isolation in a very crude way; coz grief is kind of an asshole like that.
We are all grieving something whether it’s a relationship, lost time, a regret, trauma, a loved one, my pre-baby body (true story) or even a business that didn’t quite go to plan.
Life is so confusing. I don’t mean in a ‘searching for your true spiritual purpose’ kinda way. But like everyday! Life is confusing; I am confused – a lot.
There’s this life I want, you know, where I meditate every day, am happy to have really given up the fags, I love to exercise, eat clean whole foods because my body is a temple and I am a walking goddess! In this life there is no clutter, in my house or my mind. I menu plan and know where everything is in my home before anyone has even asked. It’s the life where I am all over everything, you know, school readers, and camp notes, I’m organized and dare I say it; happy and pretty proud of myself. It’s the life where I am practicing the self-love I so keenly share with my clients and walk my talk. This is the life where I am a social butterfly, with a little bit of Earth Mother, Mother Theresa and the Dali Lama thrown in, saving the world, one confused, lonely, troubled soul at a time, leaving nothing but a trail of inspiration in my wake.
Here’s the thing though, sometimes my life, for a fleeting moment, is exactly like this and other times it really, really isn’t.
“When you add life to your years, you add years to your life!”
Sometimes it can be a matter of faking it til you make it!
Even Beyoncé would have those days, where she has to dig a little deeper. We all do!
Choosing my favourite book is like asking me to choose my favourite child, I just can't, I have so many, so it was tough whittling it down to just 10! Do you have that go-to book you reach for that brings sunshine on a rainy day? A book that warms your heart, inspires you and makes you smile? I tried to cover different life areas, I wonder how many of these you have? Some of these titles may surprise you! If you don't yet have these books you need to get them ASAP.
If life has thrown experiences your way and propelled you on a truth-seeking path, there’s no turning back. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve meditated, gone to workshops, read books, listened to the masters - and you’ve found it's worked wonders for you. Now you want it to work for your family. So how can you bring happiness into your home in the everyday hustle and bustle of life? It's amazing how a few a few simple tweaks to our home can become a catalyst for positive meaningful change.
I am a bit of a hippy, a lot of a foodie and a lover of all things beautiful :-)