Tonight I’m all set to hang out with my humans watching the footy!
What are you looking forward to this weekend?
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Im looking fwd to not getting up early to keep an appointment. Just a sleep + my book. Yes!🙏
Enjoy your weekend Gemma🐾
A rare weekend away from responsibility 🙌🏽
Zayvier asked who she barracks for?
I think tomorrow's gonna be one of those days. I'm shattered!!
Or there is week’s like this 😉 Julz Pavlovic 😃
Rebekah Perryman !!!!
As humans, we all have different needs.
What may be loneliness for one, is freedom and peace for another.
For me, sitting in a chair in silence with a cup of tea is my idea of heaven. And I have to remind myself that it may not experienced this way by someone else. So when I think I am being kind and respectful by giving them space, they can end up feeling abandoned or ignored.
It’s hard to tell the difference.
The only way to truly know is to ask…
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For me the cup of tea and losing myself in a crossword! The perfect unwinding bliss. V
For me it would be a bit of both....
(Image credit Mellow Doodles )
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Looking at life from different perspectives is important, as it helps us understand not only ourselves, but others.
Usually, I have a beautiful quiet outlook over farmland. Sometimes green, often dry, but peaceful.
Tonight I am looking down from a room on the 35th floor in Melbourne. Bright, vibrant, bustling, busy, and a long way up.
Such different views. Both magnificent. The world looks different from here.
But to look at things from a different angle for a while is exactly what I needed.
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Take a moment to appreciate how strong and capable you are.
Moving forward looks different in different situations. Sometimes the steps are little. Sometimes big. Sometimes moving forward actually looks like a pause to take a huge breath. Sometimes it is a sideways move.
And sometimes what feels like stepping backwards is actually the strongest and most capable step forward we can take.
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In Swedish, it means a moment to slow down and enjoy the good things in life.
For Gemma, Olive and Pippa today, Fika was an afternoon nap in the winter sun.
So ….. in one or two words, or a picture, what is Fika to you?
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We all find ourselves reacting sometimes, directly out of the emotion that we are feeling. And these reactions can often lead us to behave in ways that do not align with our values and who we want to be.
By noticing how we are feeling, and stopping to take a pause, we can consciously choose to act in values congruent ways. To respond rather than react.
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I really needed to have this visual tonight
A dear and very wise friend reminded me today of the magic of music in making emotional space for ourselves.
So this afternoon I have been playing my Spotify playlist non stop. Loudly. There has been much bad singing at the top of my lungs. There have been many emotions. Some powerful. Some reflective. And many many tears.
The mix is diverse: from Fleetwood Mac to Metallica to Miley Cyrus and Cat Stevens (link to the playlist in the comments!) But though diverse, the songs in this list all have some deep meaning to me. Some connection with the values I hold dear and live by.
And listening to them today was nourishing to psyche and soul.
So tonight I am asking all of you… what are the songs that motivate, empower and connect you deeply with yourself? Please share… I’d love to expand the playlist!
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I’ve been listening to Beyoncé’S new one “You Won’t Break My Soul”. I also love Ben Harper “Fight Outta You”
I wrote about Florence + The Machine last week… her song Free is fabulous. And it depends on what I want from the music what I’ll listen to. If I want to fire up for cycling it’s going to be heavy grunge… think Pearl Jam, The Breeders, The Pixies, a bit of Garbage and Goldfrapp… Jazz and classical are also likely to be heard when I’m getting work done.
Just a few I’ve been getting in to recently.. Girl on fire - Alicia Keys Unstoppable, The Greatest, House on fire - Sia Sun is shining - Axwell & Sebastian Ingrosso (Just to add to the theme) Man on fire- Edward sharpe and magnetic zero’s One little river - Clare Bowditch
We just bought tix to Andrea Bocelli and this morning we watched him on YouTube. Although I am of Italian heritage, I realized I don’t actually know what he’s saying/singing. I think it’s the rawness and passion that moves me to tears without even knowing why. Good tears, releasing tears, tears tears🤷♀️
Sara Bareilles especially tracks like Orpheus. Also Kate Miller Heidke especially You can't hurt me anymore. But so so many others
Kate Bush- Running Up That Hill. Aretha Franklin- Respect. Viva La Vida- Coldplay. Resolution- Matt Corby Bad Liar- Imagine Dragons. F#€k You- Lily Allen. Super man-Five For Fighting. Sail Away With Me- David Gray
Walk by Foo Fighters, anything by Pink, Adele, the band called The Dreggs!
Janis Joplin AC/DC Guns’n Roses Roy Orbison The Highway Men Nirvana Elvis Presley
Anything by Mariah Carey. Have loved her since I was very young. I think my song and version choice depend on my mood.