living life and sharing my journey

Simplicity

I know then I forget

I know then I forget

I’d like to banish this myth that we find our thing, our passion, our path, our purpose and then hallelujah life is easy. There are blissful days of lollipops and rainbows but there are also days of pure fogginess. I know, then I forget and then I remember again.

Let’s not blame the tool

Let’s not blame the tool

In a world where we can seemingly be connected to thousands of people at once I am constantly aware of how isolated people feel. Where the focus of many young people is on having MORE followers and MORE likes it seems to come at a […]

A Great Feat: 365 great days

A Great Feat: 365 great days

Fourteen days in to 2015 and I haven’t had a bad day yet! Sure, it has helped that 10 of those were spent in the stunning Canadian Rockies doing what I love best – moving my body outdoors and spending time with friends – but […]

When the rainbows and unicorns don’t come to play

When the rainbows and unicorns don’t come to play

Yesterday I awoke feeling emotional and panicked, lost in thoughts of “what am I doing” and “does it really matter”. It didn’t feel black or dark; it just felt like sadness. It could have been winter blues, mid-life crisis, or existential questioning, but the label […]

The unconsciousness of social media

The unconsciousness of social media

The jet lag had me up just as the first rays of sun were climbing above the horizon, so I poured myself a hot lemon drink, moved the chair to face the sea and settled in to watch mother nature in all her beauty perform […]

Should we be growing “down” rather than growing “up”?

Should we be growing “down” rather than growing “up”?

While I was travelling earlier this year I came across people in their 20s who were doing amazing things, travelling the world, doing what they enjoyed and yet they would tell me it was time to go home and be a grown up. It was […]

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

There are lots of things that you can do. Things that you are competent at, areas that you are skilled in, ideas that you can bring to life. Perhaps they are even things that other people think you are great at. But that doesn’t mean […]

The fear of finding your passion

The fear of finding your passion

How did you do it? How long did it take? How do you know you have found it? It was a Monday evening in the middle of the city and you could cut the air with a knife. The fear in the room was palpable. […]

The mad rush to nowhere

The mad rush to nowhere

On Friday we moved into a new, unfurnished flat. Today is Thursday and we have a house full of furniture, art on the walls, boxes unpacked and nearly a place for everything.   It sometimes feels like a miracle. And other times I keep thinking […]

The road less traveled

The road less traveled

Most of us have plans for life. A road-map of sorts that we plan to travel to get to “where we want to be” or “the place of success” or whatever we want to call it – perhaps death if you will, as to be […]