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    Lately | July

    July 31, 2017

    Making: Omelettes for breakfast (every day!).

    Cooking: for 15 for my belated birthday celebration.

    Drinking: Staminade.

    Reading: My Preppie’s ‘Look What I Can Do’ book.

    Wanting: time in my much-neglected garden.

    Looking: for the oft-lost fidget spinner.

    Playing: ten-pin bowling on Nintendo Wii.

    Wasting: tissues. So much sickness around.

    Sewing: a cushion cover for a friend’s housewarming & blankets for two new babes.

    Wishing: with all my heart that I could go to the On Being Gathering.

    Enjoying: spending time with my parents.

    Waiting: for the warmth & freshness of spring, my favourite season.

    Liking: Matt Licata‘s FB page.

    Wondering: if I should give up coffee.

    Loving: giving my ‘Slow’ e-course a make-over. Starting September 1, you can sign up here.

    Watching: The Handmaid’s Tale – so good!

    Marvelling: at people who’ve given up coffee.

    Needing: to throw the windows open & banish all the germs.

    Smelling: Eucalyptus oil.

    Wearing: my 5th pair of Decjuba Riley pants – seriously obsessed with these pants!

    Following: @mauramurraydoc on Twitter – the makes of the Missing Maura Murray podcast & documentary.

    Noticing: how many unused apps I have on my phone. Argh…technological clutter.

    Knowing: I probably won’t give up coffee.

    Thinking: about running a marathon next.

    Admiring: my husband’s dedication to study. Only a few weeks until his last (hopefully) exam! 

    Sorting: clothes, towels & the other contents of Mount Newman.

    Getting: belated birthday gifts!

    Bookmarking: my branch-weaving for kids post over at Brisbane Kids. Time to go branch hunting again!

    Coveting: a slow & simple lifestyle. Somewhat winning.

    Opening: a fresh new journal.

    Giggling: at my 5 year old dressed as a 100 year old for 100 days of Prep.

    Feeling: cranky.

    Listening: to the new ‘Undisclosed’ case on Gary Mitchum Reeves – very intriguing!

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    Week 24 | Work

    Your work is your contribution to the fabric of society. Your daily efforts are part of the rich tapestry of life; the threads of which hold the parts around it together no matter what…

    July 26, 2017
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    Week 23 | Silence

    Silence is the gift of sanctuary. An opportunity to escape to our private inner world where we can close off the stream of information & noise that clutters our outer world & filters into…

    July 20, 2017
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    Week 22 | Creativity

    Creativity is our soul given form; whatever the medium. What creative language does your soul speak? What does it say? Listen & acknowledge your inner creator this week. Note: If you’re sharing your gratitude online,…

    July 15, 2017
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    Week 21 | New Beginnings

    If there is one thing I have learned , it is that it’s never too late to start again. You don’t need to wait for tomorrow to come or for the right reason or…

    July 11, 2017
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    Week 20 | Community

    A sense of belonging is a fundamental human need. The people & groups we choose to include in our lives has an enormous impact on how we see the world, how we behave and…

    July 8, 2017
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    Week 19 | Routine

    In an increasingly secular society where many people have abandoned traditional forms of religion, we often find ourselves lacking purposeful practices or rituals that acknowledge & celebrate our personal experiences & shared humanity.  …

    July 4, 2017
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    Lately | June

    Making: Mrs Mud earrings for some friends. Cooking: Slow-cooker spiced chicken meatballs. Drinking: champagne. So much to celebrate this month! Reading: ‘Enneagram Companions‘ by Suzanne Zuercher. A profound book on using the enneagram for…

    June 30, 2017
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    Week 18 | Food

    It is often the simple things in life that we so easily overlook & forget to be thankful for. Like food, for example. How truly amazing is that we have such a wide range…

    June 22, 2017
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    Week 17 | Letting Go

    When we are young we are often encouraged to keep trying, to hold on, to never give up, to persevere. All noble endeavours indeed. We learn to believe that holding on is brave; a sign…

    June 8, 2017