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A year of gratitude – Week 14 – My favourite type of fitness

This week's gratitude post is about my favourite kind of fitness activity. For me it's always been gentle exercise, I love walking, of course, and I have been doing yoga for many years. While many of us think about walking and yoga as solely physical fitness activities, it is also important to remember the mental… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 14 – My favourite type of fitness

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A year of gratitude – Week 13 – A conversation with a stranger

As someone who tends to keep relatively to herself, I admit that I am usually mistrustful of people who approach me for a conversation because those that approach others are always trying to sell them something. I suppose this is a pretty pessimistic way to view things. But these days, it's the norm to go about… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 13 – A conversation with a stranger

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A year of gratitude – Week 12 – A creative piece of work I’ve done

This week I'd like to pay tribute to my creative work, which is making jewellery inspired by my studies of yoga. The main reason I became interested in making jewellery is because I was frankly outraged at the prices that some of the trendy boho companies got away with charging. They were creating pieces that… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 12 – A creative piece of work I’ve done

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A year of gratitude – Week 11 – A lesson learnt on a holiday

Some years ago I was visiting my uncle while I was on holiday in the Czech Republic. Like most of my family, he lives about an hour north west of Prague. I was staying with him for a couple of days to get a breather from Prague city. Although I've only seen him a handful… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 11 – A lesson learnt on a holiday

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A year of gratitude – Week 10 – My workmates

Since I first joined the rat race, I am one of those people who has changed jobs every two years or so. From my experience, it has been difficult staying put in a job when you have learned all you can it, and when you can't see how you're going to climb the ranks when… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 10 – My workmates

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A year of gratitude – Week 9 – A quote that resonates

This week's post in the gratitude challenge is a quote that resonates. Today I would like to leave you with the following excerpt from Meditations from the Mat by Rolf Gates and Katrina Kenison. A spiritual practice is one that brings us full circle - not to a new self but, rather, back to the… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 9 – A quote that resonates

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A year of gratitude – Week 8 – A trip I’ve organised

OK firstly, how am I already at week eight of 2018? As usual, it feels like the days, weeks and months are flying past while I am still trying to catch up. Slow dooooown, time! This week's gratitude challenge is about a trip I've organised. One of the biggest overseas trips I organised for my… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 8 – A trip I’ve organised

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A year of gratitude – Week 6 – A meal I’ve cooked for others

Firstly, whoops! Last week I jumped ahead to Week 7 instead of posting about Week 6's gratitude challenge. I've been so busy lately, my head is all over the place. A good reminder to stop and breathe! This week's challenge is about a meal I've cooked for others. I frequently cook for my family but… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 6 – A meal I’ve cooked for others

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A year of gratitude – Week 7 – My partner

This week's gratitude challenge is about my partner. I have a lot to be grateful for here. My partner is unlike anyone I've ever known. Generous to a fault. The kind of guy who would give you the shirt off his back. Magnanimous. A gentle giant who puts his family's needs ahead of his own.… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 7 – My partner