Tomorrow is going to be just like today. How do I know?
Because today was just like yesterday.
Unless we get out of the hypnotic state and trance, we live in.
Unless we dig ourselves out of rut-ville.
Unless we design our lives differently. Unless we create change.
To change our lives, we must implement systems and change our actions.
The easiest way to create behaviour change is to change our environment.
We can use this as motivation to get organised at home.
As a passionate organiser, I often see people have not through actual activity related to getting stuff…
Or have you been too busy or distracted to achieve the goals, outcomes and aspirations you set earlier this year? It’s all too easy to focus on endless to-do lists that never seem to get completed.
I’m working with the Standford University Behaviour Design Lab on a brand new digital tool to create long-term behaviour change which lasts.
We are looking for testers. Are you interested?
What is Behavior Design?
A major flaw in the way people typically approach change is deciding what behaviour to put into practice.
Point A: The Start — Where you are today. Point B: Reaching…
I went to the illustrious Elam School of Fine Art at the University of Auckland when I was younger — I wanted to be an artist — well, a professional photographer (black & white, hand developed, dark-room, kicking it old school style). The only issue is I’m actually terrible with most mediums. I am incredibly creative, but getting that vision out was and still is laughable. Instead, I write, I chef & plate food, I dance, take photos, and lately, I’ve been super curious and exploring digital art.
One of the reasons I didn’t take my Bachelor of Fine Art…
Have you been feeling more tired since working from home? Spending a lot of time on zoom calls? Blaming your lack of energy and general feelings of meh-ness all on being locked-down, isolated, drinking more vino and COVID?
Well, this might not be the case, or at least there is something else within our control we need to think about.
Even as more people are logging onto popular video chat platforms to connect with colleagues, family and friends during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stanford researchers have a warning for you: Those video calls are likely tiring you out.
Zoom figure. …
You can have it all.
But you can’t have it all at once.
There are forty-four weeks left in 2021.
Do you want or need to make changes?
What will you priorities?
Where will you focus?
How about your skills?
If you want to be a runner, go running. Go running every day, and now you’re a runner.
If you want to be a writer, write. Write something every day, and now you’re a writer.
Who we become.
What we control.
What we do.
What we give.
What we create. …
My boyfriends Dad died suddenly and unexpectedly last week. He hasn’t put it on social media — he doesn’t feel the need to, nor does he want the attention, so I’ve kept it off mine too. It was soooo very unexpected and gut-wrenching. Having lost a parent myself, I know how it feels, and watching someone you care for go through it, can be soul-destroying for them; it’s not the dream over in my corner either—when I see him hurt, I hurt too, and all that. He needed to keep busy, so he kept going to work. Then we went…
A year ago, some people thought the course of the pandemic could be foretold according to simple formulas. As the complexities of coronavirus have become apparent, scientists have grown less confident in their predictions, and left a lot of us feeling like WTF?
The recent strains have somewhat blindsided us because we hadn’t fully realised how the coronavirus tends to mutate — in a way that’s distinct from influenza or HIV—which COVID has been compared or likened to. It turns out that coronavirus has a talent for shape-shifting by dropping pieces of its genetic code.
Why does this matter? COVID-19…
I’ve never had a green thumb; in fact, I don’t have any plants in my house for fear that I’ll kill them. I’ve killed a cactus before.
But you know what I can grow?
What I seem to be a master of cultivating?
And not the pretty wildflower kind.
The ones you wish didn’t grow.
The weeds growing in my garden felt very symbolic of life today.
But how long is too long?
There is only one month of summer left — or winter, depending on where in the world you are.
Where has the time gone? …
Who else has big plans for the weekend? It’s been a week — I’ve not been feeling very well for a few days, so I’ve been having a bunch of tests & scans done—definitely not what I had planned. But that’s what life is right? What comes up while we are busy making plans. And while I can’t control it, or my energy levels, I can control what I feed my body and mind, and do the best I can in an unexpected tricky situation.
I gave myself the freedom to sleep a lot, take a couple of days off…
I help people unlearn stuff that isn’t workable and design behaviour which guides them towards fulfilment, freedom & flow.