Frugal hedonism

Frugal hedonism

For several years I’ve been fascinated with downsizing and minimalism, but I still struggle with the weight of my material possessions. This becomes more apparent as I am currently knee deep in orchestrating an international move during a pandemic. For years I’ve been...

Our flight is cancelled

Our flight is cancelled

I'm sharing this experience because I've found others sharing their experiences over the last 18 months very helpful in making our own decisions. Yesterday I got some news every Aussie trying to get home dreads.  "Your flight is cancelled." This original flight...

Fighting the funk! Back in lockdown again…

Fighting the funk! Back in lockdown again…

'The Dalai Lama, when asked what surprised him most about humanity, answered "Man! Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the...

Are you stuck?

Are you stuck?

I never fully understood or appreciated the power that using affirmations could wield. I’d heard friends and mentors bandying about the term, “affirmations” for years, but never really thought to try it, brushing it off as a woo-woo New Age practice (some of which I...

Work

Work

I have been working since I was 13. Sooner if you count my little entrepreneurial ventures of dog walking, washing, and human babysitting, not that they proved to be that lucrative. As soon as I was legally able to, (and even when I wasn’t and found an employer that...

It’s time

It’s time

It's time my little family was back together. After 12 months of solo parenting, various versions of community lockdowns and restrictions, mandated mask-wearing, and other forms of learning to live with this virus, we're heading back to our country of origin soon. We...

A shining light

These past few days I've been feeling a little high, like I've been taking happy pills, despite nothing changing in my circumstances. My husband is still across the border working and with complicated red tape as to when we'll see him again or when we'll be living...

Ep 9: How to get motivated to exercise

Ep 9: How to get motivated to exercise

Welcome to another episode of the new 40. Today I want to talk about how to get motivated to do some or any form of exercise or training. I've touched on this before and I've said that really the best form of exercise or training particularly if you're looking for...

TNF Ep 7: Slowing down during Ramadan

TNF Ep 7: Slowing down during Ramadan

Hi there! So this week it's Ramadan. It's Ramadan, the world over for Muslims that are celebrating the Holy month of Ramadan. And no I'm not a Muslim but I do live in a  predominantly Muslim country. I live in Bahrain in the Middle East, in the Gulf and we are really...