We left early, and because we were ignorant of how long travel takes in England we were overly optimistic about what we could achieve, so we headed for Stratford-upon-Avon which was not really on our route. The towns with their picturesque houses were a contrast the busy motorways. We finely arrived at Stratford-upon-Avon. The swans … Continue reading Day 5: 18th Aug 1997 Ignorant Travellers
I remember the precious friends we made along the way when we travelled to Malawi through Southern Africa. I loved meeting camping friends because of all the different walks of life and the stories we shared. It was such a joy to bump into the same people at different camping sites and compare notes and … Continue reading Fellow Tavellers
One thing Derek always wanted to do was fly. I've always been a cautious person and wasn't keen for him to learn while our kids were young. Our kids are in their twenties now so a year ago Derek managed to get his pilots license and now he spends many happy hours in the sky … Continue reading To fly or not to fly
I woke up at 4.15 in the morning with the sun was just tipping the horizon at 4.40. My anxiety was also making an appearance. At first Derek and I found it difficult to decide where to go, who to phone and how to go about ‘it’. The indecision made me irritable. A storm was … Continue reading What a day! Day 2 Fri 15th Aug 1997
'Feelings and river sounds' accompany Week 3 Making space for feelings compassionately from the Mojo Diary. You don't need to have read the book to use the meditation which you can find here 'Feelings and river sounds' We can experience feelings anytime but uncomfortable ones often emerge when we experience challenges. Meditation and awareness can … Continue reading Meditation: making space for feelings.
Finding myself unfit for hiking and activities needing agility didn’t come upon me out of the blue, like my cancer did. It crept up so insidiously it conned me into thinking I had more time. Yet there was a point, three years ago, when had I recognised that I was in poor condition. I had … Continue reading Finding my fitness.
Holding your self in compassion is the third topic in the Mojo diary. This is an act of loving yourself more. How then are we to show ourselves love if we do not know love in the first place? Our challenge is not to understand and know why we are not loved but to learn … Continue reading Loving kindness
We had the attic room – my dream come true. I felt quite spoilt. It overlooks all the other houses, all looking the same with their ‘Mary Poppins’ rooves, chimneys and trees, going on and on in a patchwork quilt of shapes and colours. It’s quite humid in London, would you believe! The windows mist … Continue reading Day 1 in London: Thursday 14th, Aug 1997
Six tips to help against burnout 1) Evaluate your life style. Are you always busy, running around, starting the next project before finishing your last one and feeling like your life is passing you by while you are left clutching at straws? Maybe you don’t feel you have time to tidy up after the project; … Continue reading Better to prevent burnout than to have to cure it.
The terms used for people like: People pleasers, the overly anxious, helping professions, type A people, and workaholics could sound negative but think about the strengths these different types of people have. My opinion is that a personality strength can also be a weakness depending on if we let it rule us or if we … Continue reading Mojo-reflection: Our strength can also be our tender spot.