Monday 8 May 2017

Hello Monday

hello writing practise I had this crazy idea last month that I was going to blog every day in May. It's been a couple of years since I've managed it, and it seems that it's not going to happen this year, either, because last week was crazy busy with stuff, and I managed 1 post. But this week I have the space to sit down each day and write, and I even have topic ideas for every day (probably one of the hardest things about creating a writing practise is knowing what to write about!)

hello cold weather The nights have been cooler for a few weeks, but now the days are starting to get cooler, too, which is my perfect idea of living in Queensland. I sometimes wonder how I ended up here when I hate the hot weather, but then the cold turns up, and I'm reminded of all the things I love about it. Hello winter!

hello 19 It's Chloe's birthday on Friday. She'll be 19. I know she'll be surrounded by her boyfriend's family, and lots of friends she's made in Tasmania, but it makes me a little sad that she won't be here with us, celebrating. I guess this is how most parents feel as their kids start to move away and have their own lives. Happy birthday!

hello video I'm working through another video challenge this week. This time, it's recorded video, not Facebook Live, which is perhaps a little harder to do, because you're working to a time limit (2 minutes), but learning how to upload to YouTube has been interesting (who knew it wasn't normal for videos to take 2 hours to upload?!)

hello mindset Oh, I am trying so very hard to work on my mindset challenges! I guess that in itself is progress, being aware that it is an issue and trying to change the focus of those thoughts. But it's all too easy for the quiet voice to be drowned out by the noise of life, and then I forget that I'm waiting to hear it and change it's nasty words, and the nasty words creep back into my thoughts. It's a work in progress, though. (This set of videos has helped me this week, lesson six was especially helpful today.)

hello aromatherapy I've always been a little attracted to the more esoteric parts of life, which is perhaps why embracing mindset has become so much of a priority - it's reignited a spark I'd forgotten about over the last few years. Part of that journey has meant exploring essential oils again, as part of an overall support for the family. This has been something Steve and I have talked about a lot, trying to work out how to help support Douglas, freshen up the house, and overcome a general feeling of lacking.

hello Monday, a new start every week

linking up with One Mother Hen, Denyse Whelan and All Mum Said


  1. I love essential oils. My favourites are Bergamot, Jasmine, Frankincense, and Sweet Orange (among many others!). I have 3 oil burners in my home and one at work!

  2. Gosh you are doing some great things to help make changes. I admire your persistence and drive. I wish you every success. Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek 19/52 Next week's prompt: Favourite Junk Food

  3. the boyfriends family wont be anywhere around x but i do have plenty of people that will be with me to celebrate

  4. I have been wanting to look into how essential oils can help me. I see do-terra oils talked about a bit on facebook, and the testimonials always sound positive.
    I did buy Leanda Michelle's write to heal blend and that was lovely and calming for me.
    It's freezing down south here now, I want Summer to come back!


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