Depression is not…

I saw an illustration this morning that showed a man walking with a heavy shadow weighing him down. From one tile to the next the shadow grew bigger and more daunting until eventually it got inside him turning the inside of his body into a dark cave, with a little figure of him sitting helplessly…

Reflections on the 20 Day Mental Wealth Challenge

It feels weird not having a specific topic to post about. The challenge definitely made me more consistent in my efforts to pick up my game in the writing space, but there appears to be more that I’m noticing that has changed. One thing that I’ve been keen to do at the end of this…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 19

That wholesome breakfast challenge from yesterday turned out to be quite a treat. I was also pleasantly surprised that my experimentation in the kitchen is yielding some delicious results as well. My daughter was amazed that I was capable of such a meal and I’m still not sure if I should take that as a compliment…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 12

Did you enjoy your lunch in the sun yesterday? Or did you defer the challenge to the weekend when it will be more convenient to do it? It’s not always a bad thing if you put things off for a more convenient time. That is part of being kind to yourself and pacing yourself as…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 9

Yesterday’s salad exercise was interesting. Did you perhaps surprise yourself in the process?  Something that I learnt from it is that if it is not shared with others that appreciate the effort and creativity that you put into it, it detracts from the sweetness of the goal. But I think that that is true for…

The Burden of Choice

Choice is that horrible thing we despise when something doesn’t work out in our favour, but it’s a right we jealously defend when things go our way. Right there is the crux of balance, but balance will remain elusive if we don’t recognise the choices that we made. That is not as basic as it…