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101 Things in 1001 Days: October 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Be the change you want to see in the world – Mahatma Ghandi

How I love this word. Just letting it roll off my tongue creates a rolling excitement within me.

It’s a word that suggests adventure, discovery, the promise of something new, momentum. But in order to jump start change you have to take that first step, decision, to do something different that would bring about a - your - desired end. And it’s taking that first step that sometimes proves to be so difficult challenging.

I should know because I’ve been at that point so many times. I bitch and whinge and moan about how mundane and boring my life is. I cannot recall how many times I have observed out loud that I seem to walking on a spot and not going anywhere. EVERYONE ELSE seems to be living the life I want to live or doing that one thing that I would love to be doing. And yet, if I have not made that change – either in a daily habit or in my thought processes or simply by getting off my butt and just doing it – how can I expect to live the life I dream of?

A different life waits
If only I make the change
It is that simple

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Wellness Wednesday: Yoga

I signed up for Hatha Yoga 5 weeks ago. One of the best things I have ever done in terms of looking after myself both physical and spiritual.

Even on days when I am so low either from lack of sleep (thanks to my five month old baby) or from doing too much (as we all do) I always leave my Yoga practice feeling energized and ready to face the world again.

These are some of the things I love about Yoga and for anyone out there thinking about starting all I can say is PLEASE DO.


1. Centres me
2. Strengthens me
3. Relaxes me
4. Gives me incredible focus
5. Calms me
6. Puts me in tune with my body
7. Gives me an understanding of the workings of my body
8. Brings me joy
9. Teaches me to breathe properly (it’s amazing how just changing the way you breathe affects your whole being)
10. Gives me such peace

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Saturday, October 27, 2007


During a recent and rare heart to heart, my husband and I both admitted that we did not feel as close to each other as we once did. It was sad to hear for both parties. ‘What happened?’ we questioned.

Life happened that’s what.

Caught up in the busyness of life – him with his work and me with the kids and the home – we gradually lost the closeness between us. But the good news is we want it back and realising how important it is for us, our relationship and our marriage brings us one step closer.

Lovers yet strangers
Tentatively we reach out
Searching for closeness

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Space, Mooching and a Review

Its been a busy past five months with lots of changes going on.

My baby is now five months old and absolutely gorgeous – I am totally in love with her and handling motherhood this time around much better.

My four and a half year old started at ‘big school’ ( as she likes to call it) in September and it brought tears to my eyes seeing her in her little uniform going off to school. Makes me realise just how fast the time flies by and so I must cherish every moment I have to spend with her. Makes me realise that I am getting older too. Her starting school also means that each day we have to sit down together to do her school work so by the time I have done that, looked after baby, taken care of things on the home front plus a million other bits and bobs there is no time left over for me to blog. But this is about to change.

The need for space is vital for me. Space means having time for myself to think about me, my needs, my wants, my aspirations, the things I need to do and discover to make me a better person. Space means being able to blog, to write, to listen to music, to read a trashy magazine when I want to, to curl up with a good book, to watch a favourite programme uninterrupted on TV. Space means being able to meditate, to pray, to centre myself. Space means being able to think in the middle of the din. Space means going off on my own, to explore who I am, what am about. Space means being able to breathe.

So returning to my blog is a re-discovery of sorts for me and it feels strange having not done it in a while – blog that is.

I have also had a pleasant mooch around cyberspace today and in the process stumbled across several gems.

New challenges at my sacred life, small is beautiful and wellness Wednesday

Loving this so I am making one of my own.

I am in the process of reviewing my 101 list – which I have neglected for so long. So much has changed with me since I made that list so much so that I smile at some of the silly things I listed as wanting to do. For instance, why would I want to learn how to build a website?? I have no idea why I put it down on my list but it was obviously something that was important to me at the time. Anyway, the list is being given a make over to suit my present needs.

Ah, it feels good to be back.

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