A mantra for slowing down

“I can just be here”   A mantra for the hard to slow down, can’t stop, got to keep going people. For the forward lookers, the strivers, the perfectionists & the over-achievers. What if we gave ourselves permission to just be where we are right now? What if we didn’t lie down to relax with […]

Panic attacks, day jobs and effort where it really matters

Panic attacks, day jobs and effort where it really matters

It’s ironic, or perhaps apt, that the month where I focus on work has been the one where my body finally rebels against doing too much. I’ve been having what I assume to be panic attacks after filling my day to the brim or rushing around. In fact they’ve even been happening when I start […]

Theatremaker burnout and slowing down in the arts

Theatremaker burnout and slowing down in the arts

I mentioned in a previous post that I identify as a multipotentialite. What this means (in a very simplified nutshell) is I have very wide-ranging interests and creative pursuits, and am often actively pursuing a number of these at the same time. One of my areas is the arts, specifically theatre. I’ve been running my […]

What does ‘Exercise Right’ even mean?

What does ‘Exercise Right’ even mean?

Re-thinking my exercise right resolution One of my resolutions for this month’s ‘Energise’ theme of my happiness project is Exercise Right. Over the past few weeks a couple of things I’ve been doing  have made me really consider the impact of those two words. What we, as individuals, think of when we hear ‘Exercise Right’ […]

It’s hard to be happy with no energy: January’s happiness theme

It’s hard to be happy with no energy: January’s happiness theme

January: Energise My theme for month 1 of my happiness project is energise. I find it hard to feel positive and happy if I feel like I have no energy. This makes sense because energy, or prana in yogic philosophy, is the life force of all beings. So I’m spending January thinking about what blocks […]