In full consciousness, I do my utmost to remember to stay still and keep to myself quietly when an extreme emotion engulfs me, especially when that emotion falls under the lower part of the happiness bar. I am learning to postpone making any major decision when the current level of my joy is significantly above…… Continue reading Deliberate living: outside of an average day
This is going to be my first post on ‘Finding Joy’, thus the “I”. Bearing in mind that “life happens”, writing my ‘Finding Joy’ posts in parts would work best. It would take me forever to publish if I were to write one long post. “Shorts” is a darned good idea. Thanks to Dr Martina…… Continue reading Finding Joy I
Ah, the hazards of a restless spirited control-freak stuck in the limbo of complete uncertainty, filled with tremendous anxiety and a dollop of fear…
Often we ask people we meet how they are. We are also asked how we are. Sometimes we say we hope they are well and we say the same. Do we really want to know how they are? Do we wait for the answer or do we walk on assuming the answer is a simple…… Continue reading How are you?
I’ve been meaning to write since much earlier this evening. Instead, I made supper. I’m making up for failing to do some mindful cooking last week. Cooking for me is challenging enough. I seem to be on a roll though because I baked my usual banana cake/bread yesterday. Cooking was followed by supper, which I…… Continue reading Mayhem in my mind
It's 02:30 in South Africa and I have just finished writing my 294 words for Cracked Flash Fiction. I started writing at about 17:00 yesterday. This is the longest it's taken me to write 294 words. That's almost 10 hours! And I don't know if it's any good. Granted that there were other activities done… Continue reading Writing flash fiction
Here’s a short one (although not the only one) from me today because I have allowed a couple of current issues in (1) my ordinary life, and (2) in my world to get to my nerves. My body talk practitioner said it is important to express frustration and/or anger. And then let go… Have a…… Continue reading Attitude