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chronos or kairos?

It’s Friday again, and another week has gone by! We often talk about the passing of time, how it’s too fast, or too slow, or how we can’t quite fit everything in that we would like. In the first module of my de-clutter course, we de-clutter the diary to create time and energy for the …

when do you clock out?

I visited The Historic Dockyard Chatham recently and came across this beautiful old clocking-in clock. How far we are now in many of our jobs from this concept of clocking out and leaving our work behind for the day! With our boundaries well and truly blurred between work and rest, it is easy to let …

blue monday

I had a long to-do list for today. But then, this happened! What started as “let’s go and grab lunch somewhere” turned into “I haven’t been to the seaside yet this year and it’s such a beautiful day”! So we ended up a bit further afield than originally planned. And what made it a real …

goals or dreams?

January: apparently this is the time of year to set our goals and intentions for the next 12 months. But it’s cold, dark and grey outside, not really conducive to thinking big and planning strategically! So here’s an alternative: let’s simply plant some dream seeds. Let’s take away the pressure that can clutter up our …

anything broken?

Last Saturday, I attended our local Repair CafĂ© for the first time, on the jewellery fixing stall. After a good while in the drawer, it was fun to get the tools out again! Looking around, do you have anything that needs fixing? A broken printer, an old bicycle, a relationship maybe? This stuff might not …

who remembers the space invaders?

I came across this bin on my morning walk today and it made me smile. I love seeing creativity in all its different forms, especially when you least expect it! It brings fun into our lives. To be creative, we need headspace to allow the ideas to flow. And when we’re in an overworked or …

where did our ambitions go?

When we’re in the hamster wheel, our lives can feel somewhat restricted. We’re exhausted, yet don’t feel like we’re actually moving towards anything. We keep going but are stuck in the same place. Our head is full of the small stuff that needs our attention, and we have no headspace to think about the bigger …

hear that?

Hear that? That’s the sound of another Friday rushing past! As many others, I am struck by the speed of 2021 passing by. It’s almost September! How did that happen?! The other thing that I am finding slightly unsettling is when I consider what I have to show for this year so far. I had …

nostalgia or gold?

At the weekend, I visited the Turner Contemporary and came across this piece by Ellen Harvey, which I loved! “Harvey is interested in the value judgements we make about these two frames, the powerful draw of nostalgia, and how our “memories can often be artificially positive or gilded” “. So often we are pulled into …

what’s weighing you down?

When we think about having too much clutter, we think of the obvious: the stuff in the spare room or the garage, the overflowing bookshelves or wardrobes… But we have a whole inner world of clutter too that can get in our way: our negative talk, our unhelpful beliefs, some tricky emotions. Noticing all the …