A magical trip to the US

It’s been a week since I returned from 10 fabulous days in the US, and I’m still processing all I experienced. It wasn’t just the fact that I was travelling solo (although that was pretty remarkable) but also that I reconnected with a few deeply loved friends… I packed about 3 months of intensity into my 10 days, and returned feeling so satisfied and refreshed and lucky.

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A love of Durban

We just spent a glorious five days in Durban with my parents, and today I am feeling sad and nostalgic… Mark says that always happens when I return home from my other home, and I’ve been wondering why. Here’s what I’ve come up with:

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2019 focus

Ah, a new year! What a joy… I’ve always loved new years because of the opportunity to assess, and reflect, and focus. There are a few areas I want to focus on this year, and one over-arching theme. Here’s what I’ve been thinking about lately – and what I hope for from 2019.

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In love with ideas

I have a new job – an actual job, imagine! – and I am so excited about it that I feel like I’ve fallen in love… with ideas.

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The extraordinary ordinary

There’s a scene at the end of About Time, one of my favourite movies of all time, where they talk about the extraordinary ordinary, and I’ve been thinking about it a lot lately. About the many moments and days where nothing special happens, and that in itself is special.

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Busy vs. overwhelmed

I’ve been thinking a lot about busyness lately. Aren’t we all just insatiably busy? When did this happen? When will it stop?

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Life insurance (adulting hard!)

I don’t know about you, but I’ve perfected the art of being an ostrich when it comes to things that feel too grown-up for me. I mean, I have two young children and a successful freelance business and two bonds and all that jazz, but life insurance? Eek! That all changed this week…

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Great money advice (for real people)

I’ve just come across this amazing series of money advice articles and have to share them – they’re funny (believe it or not!), extremely practical, and very thought-provoking…

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A daily meditation practice

The rumours are true… Meditating every day really does make your life better. But only, I think, if you’ve got the right method / class / app. Luckily, I’ve found it and I am telling everyone I know about it.
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One Billion Happy

How about this for a big goal… Mo Gawdat wants to make one billion people happy. In the next five years. He’s been working at Google X (the guys who predict the future) for the last few years, and has decided to leave Google to focus on this goal.

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