Tiramisu and running. Oxymoronic I know, but both unlikely sources of learning for me this weekend. Ordinarily and by definition, this blog is a place for me to record lessons I learn from books, articles, podcasts and other predictable springs of thought leadership material. Real, evidence-based, life-altering lessons. But today, if you’ll forgive an impromptu departure from the usual format, I’d like to talk about a couple of simple things I learnt from a mundane weekend at home.
Are you making the most of your annual leave? Are your holidays notably #lifealtering? Do you return from your travels a changed person?
If you answered no to any of the above, there may be something missing from your itinerary. And it’s not sleep, cocktails or pasta from the kitchen of an Italian mama (though these are admirable traits in a holiday). What you need is some stress.
‘It is both a blessing and a curse to feel everything so very deeply’ – someone on Instagram.
Word. Emotions happen. But, to paraphrase Julia Gillard in ‘My Story’, one of the good things about being an adult is that you can, in most circumstances, control your emotional response to things. You just need some tools.Continue reading
You know that middle point in a project. Between the initial sparkle of possibility and the triumphant first goal. When uncertainty, frustration, vulnerability and discomfort come to visit and nudge you to go back, or give up. I’m there, and it’s the worst.
Long weekends. The spiritual home of existential awakenings. Here’s mine.