A feeling I’m not unused to, especially since I’ve been recovering from burn-out. A feeling that reminds of a hangover, eyes squinty, limbs heavy, no coordination, requiring herculean effort to walk up the stairs or even tap away on this keyboard. After hauling myself slowly up the stairs, which I can at other times cavort … More Befuddled Brain and Lead Limbs – Burn-out with a Mountain Backdrop
As it warms up in south India I migrate northwards. Leaving the dizzy-making heat behind me, my body starts to recognise itself in the cooler climes; enjoying the cool nights, snuggling in a hoody and socks. I’m starting to feel the healthy impulses to carry out my small daily routines that were disrupted in the … More Migrating north – is authenticity the key to my energy?
Over the past month I’ve been finding a sense of balance. I’ve been taken in by an Indian family in Kerala; really been welcomed to their home and allowed to consider it my home too. I’ve had the chance just to take care of myself, not having to even worry about day to day planning, … More Watching the Ebb and Flow of my Energy – recovering from burn-out
He bounds energetically toward me, tail wagging, unable to contain his excitement. As I squat down to welcome him he hurls himself onto my lap, pushing his head into me; a ball of enthusiastic furry need for contact, love and attention. ‘Do you think badly of the dog for his need for attention and hugs?’ … More Hugs – The beauty and the shame
In my last blog I discussed my journey from an ‘antenna-out’ to an ‘antenna-in’ approach to life. When I was controlled by the ‘antenna-out’ approach I allowed the reactions and needs of others to decide how I behaved. Switching to the ‘antenna-in’ approach I stay centred to myself and make decisions based on me and my … More How-to: Staying centred and true to yourself
Most of my life I’ve had my antenna out and on high alert. I’ve always found it exhausting to be around people, it can take me days to recover from a weekend visitor. I find I can swing from being worried incase I am considered too exuberant, talking too much, overstaying or overplaying my social … More Remaining centred and staying true to myself
Many would agree that in order to maintain a relationship there is usually an expectation of a ‘give and take’ balance, a kind of unwritten contract that I am there for you and you are there for me. It’s natural that the friendship weighing-scales sway a little to either side at varying times but if it … More Needs and expectations, giving and taking
What is it really thats going on when friends (or family) don’t don’t show up at the tough times? When tough times come up in someone’s life the needs of that person tend to grow – a lot. Tough times don’t either have a time limit, they can be recurring over a long period, getting … More Hard times reveal your true friends