When I was 15 I came second in an Australian national public speaking competition with an ode to Australia's ragged bloody heroes. It was a Legacy event, and I recently found my words and they remain as true today, on this Anzac Day of 2017, as they did in 1999 and of course during the battles fought so many years before. This blog shares the story of Edward 'Weary' Dunlop and is dedicated to all of those who have served and those who continue to serve our great country. I thank you and I honour you.
The amazing book 'Miracle Morning' by Hal Elrod will change your perspective of morning rituals or routines. This vlog/episode will share some of my biggest take home messages from this book - focusing on the Life S.A.V.E.R.S that help you start your day focused, inspired, on track and in charge (of your life too!) all by spending intentional time on six key areas. I've adopted a morning ritual that I love by following the suggestions in this book, but I want to be able to summarise these for you - perhaps with a new perspective on how you think and what mornings might have to do with turning that all around.
Sometimes walking for pleasure or for your health and fitness can come second to higher intensity exercise. But what if you reframe walking so that it is also a conscious intention practice - one where you can practice mindfulness and 'meditate' while you do it.
This video blog explains some of the benefits of mindful walking and how you can bring a different kind of meditation into your life. No equipment needed, just you and wherever you are - eyes wide open!
It's often easy to feel overwhelmed by social media.... sometimes it can make you feel physically exhausted, but mentally exhausted as well. Disconnecting often is a great approach, but often that's hard in what is an inter-connected and media savvy world. In this week's video blog I'm sharing my three tips for how to slowly disengage with social media, or at least find patches of time where you can disconnect and feel more connected to yourself. If you don't like how scrolling social media makes you feel - emotionally or physically - but don't know how you can begin to change that feeling, then this video may have some helpful suggestions.
Whether it is someone who has lived a long life, or someone who was robbed of years of experiences still to come - I don't think we can say goodbye to someone we know and love without something shifting inside us. Grief, hope, sadness, kindness, love, motivation, inspiration - there can be any combination of feelings, but we never remain the same.
Here at the Breath Between I am all about fitting rest and renewal into the nooks and crannies of your busy life - finding rituals that you can fit around all the other fantastic things that you do that you don't want to or can't give away. BUT - there is a big but here though - if you CAN get away on retreat and separate yourself from the normality of your every day routine, then you will transform your life and your relationship with yourself.
"No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted"
Generosity among strangers can be contagious - you spread a small amount of love to someone you don't know and your emotional and social wellbeing expands and energy grows, and what you give out comes back to you ten fold. Like cosmic karma. Paying it forward comes back in spades.