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Self-care helps us stay the course

I’ve had two great events already back from sabbatical, both of them at seminaries. The questions put to me on both days have been thought provoking, and I’d like to unpack one in particular. The students I addressed are preparing for a life of service in Christian ministry. Most of them would have come from

Slowing down and starting back up

February 4th 2022. A whole month of the new year is already gone! I am learning not to look back or to look too deep into the future. It is something that I keenly observed during the sabbatical I took. Recap: I took 12 months off to pursue a Masters of Leadership degree and spend

Designing your best day

I structured my day a little different today. I designed my best day and acted accordingly.   A little bit of background….   Preventing burnout is an ongoing exercise. You do not really “land” in no burnout zone. The ingredients for burnout is one part a personality that cares. Cares too much at times. This

RUOK?

It was a long day today, and then I received some really hard news from a family member. I grabbed my coat, my beanie and my husband and headed for a walk. “I need to ask you – do you think I am OK?” Let you in on something I firmly believe. You cannot tell

Hot Chocolate Kind of Tips

Hot chocolate tonic … Today was a weird day. I have been avoiding a media phone call for about a week (yikes!). It was a call that wanted to know my opinion about the impact on this round of lockdown here in Sydney. What was I avoiding? Giving a different perspective I guess. I just

Lockdown takes care of one thing

Have you ever tried to buy a pair of jeans? Or try to take someone to buy a pair? There are so many different varieties and choices. I have it on Google authority there are at least 8 types!  My daughter’s favourite version is the Mom Jeans. It is beyond my comprehension why a 15

Lockdown Tip: Intentionally Slow Down

That’s my personal tip today, and one I am implementing while being in lockdown and working remotely. Apparently a sabbatical does not take into account pandemics and lockdowns Last night an absolute gift came across my FaceBook feed. A live video of someone playing the piano while this mesmerising electronic visual just swirled in and

Lock down roller coaster

As I write this, we are in the midst of a 2 week lockdown in Sydney. Announced within hours of an immediate lockdown. I watched as my social media feed started to pour in with a mixture of responses. Some were voices of encouragement to check in with one another and take care of yourself.