What questions do you need to ask right now?

The question is just as important as the answer – Charlie Rose (Talk show host and journalist)

I’ve always asked a lot of questions.

I’ve had more than one first date where I was asked if I was really a police officer.

I’ve never been a police officer, but I did consider it when I was leaving school.

Instead I started my career in journalism — another obvious job for someone with a big penchant for questions.

So I’ve spent a big part of my life asking all sorts of questions, and being deeply interested in how people answer.

The trouble is I don’t always leave space for others to ask me anything. And until very recently, I never asked myself any of the probing questions that I so easily ask others.

Does that matter?

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Why you’d benefit from a break today

Tomorrow I head away on holiday for a few days.

That means I woke up today with the familiar pre-holiday feeling of ‘way too much to do’!

So I did what any efficient, effective person would do: I wrote down my to-do list then circled the top three.

Then I got out my water colours, and painted for a couple of hours…

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Embrace the ‘messy in the middle’ on the path to purpose

‘If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading’ – Lao Tzu

I’ve pivoted.

This project and blog were meant to be about mindfulness.

I quit my job to spend a year exploring mindfulness, overcoming the struggles, finding bliss, blogging about it, and hopefully developing ‘some stuff’ to help other people get more mindful and blissful too.  Or so I thought.

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‘Do you think you are really happy?’

Whenever it feels like a dark day, remember that true light comes from within

“Do you think you are really happy?”

I was touched by the question from a young boy to his weary mother, in a film I saw this week.

She was living a good life: working, running a household, raising a son. Was she happy? Probably not. Did she want to confront that? Definitely not.

How is it that we get so caught up in ‘life’ that we lose touch with what makes us truly happy? How often do we stop and focus on what really matters to us?

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Confessions of a blogger in PJs

Let us recognise the precious nature of each day – The 14th Dalai Lama

Confession: It’s (after) midday on a Monday and I’m still in my PJs. I haven’t done yoga or exercise yet. I’ve had no contact with the outside world – no radio, social media or emails. I haven’t spoken with a single soul. And I’m all good with this!

I’m getting asked a lot what my kinder life is about. It’s difficult to tell you yet. Maybe it’s just about wearing PJs in the middle of the day and being ok with that. Maybe it’s about finding what will truly inspire me every morning to get out of my PJs and into the world.

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Turning ‘I can’t’ into ‘I can’

 Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right. Henry Ford

I’m so proud!

I procrastinated on creating a website.

I hoped someone would come along to help (or do it for me).

I thought it would be too hard, too confusing, too technical, something I couldn’t do.

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