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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

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A year of gratitude – Week 4 – A personality trait

This week I give thanks to a personality trait I am most proud of - kindness. I don't like admitting this, but when I was younger I wasn't exactly the kindest of people. I can't just say, "Oh, it was high school, kids are just jerks", because in my heart I know I hurt a… Continue reading A year of gratitude – Week 4 – A personality trait