Archive for Life’s practicalities

Washing hassle solved by top entrepreneurs and psycho-spiritual coaches

Washing hassle solved by top entrepreneurs and psycho-spiritual coaches

Washing is endless. Unsightly drying in all rooms. Forever a bucket of wet stuff to hang up at 11pm. Then it’s clean, jumbled in tub for a whole week¬† Don’t get in a fluster: Cluster! Tim Ferriss, bestselling world-changing entrepreneur and author of the Four-Hour…

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How to know yourself without having any answers

How to know yourself without having any answers

I frequently hear myself jabbering on about ‘inner wisdom’. I’m more and more convinced it’s a real sense. How do you reach it? When decision-making is an agonising tangle What university should I go to? Should I take history or psychology for my humanities subject…

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Toddler fussy eaters: Small but significant solutions, one year on

Toddler fussy eaters: Small but significant solutions, one year on

My all-eating baby-led-weaned child went fussy, and for a while, it was a huge source of stress for me as a mother. Now, a year or so down the line, things are, I’d say, 50-60% better. Here are some of the tiny solutions that have…

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter

Snow, hail, rain, blue sky, wind bending the trees, clouds zooming. May you seize every sunbeam After scouring the internet for flights to Malaga and Tel Aviv, we’ve settled for celebrating Spring by taking the whippers for four nights in a shed in a nowhere…

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Five ways to sleep well after a high (or low)

Five ways to sleep well after a high (or low)

After a busy nightshift, a gig, or a late study stint, it’s hard to get your head down. Here are my top five insomnia cures When a performer friend told me she can’t sleep well after gigs, I knew the feeling exactly. Having worked both…

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New year’s resolution: Remember birthdays

New year’s resolution: Remember birthdays

Fortunately for us egomaniacs, birthdays are a scheduled alarm call to be grateful for the wonderful people around us Giving, apparently, is a key feature of happy people. Is it a cause or effect of happiness? Well research suggests it’s a cause – for example,…

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How one habit begets another

How one habit begets another

¬†Mapping how habits hinge on each other helps me figure out what to fix first when it’s all up in the air I veer off course Imagine my good lifestyle habits, my happiness, are like slowly riding a wobbly bike. A space bike. Trying to…

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Monday

Monday

Monday tidal wave. Good luck with your week, people. The water’s less cold once you’re fully drenched. And the leisure of the weekend is not lost The schism between weekend and workweek doesn’t just disappear if you work for yourself, or even if you don’t…

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Learning to ask

Learning to ask

I’m asking you to view and ‘like’ my animation on YouTube, to help me win a scholarship. Asking is humbling, but man, what a skill Children know how to ask How to depend. My nearly-three-year-old daughter asks me for all kinds of surprising things. This…

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F**K productivity, I’m going on holiday

F**K productivity, I’m going on holiday

I was getting lost in planning the future. So I’m packing my bags to take a holiday. Here. In my everyday life. Wish you were here? Come along! Sack off productivity this week and just hang out. Apply your scheming mind to organising pingpong games,…

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