Saturday, February 23, 2013

Be a Ninja Cardio-thoracic Surgeon Poet.

Image: Cameron Russell Speaking at TED
Or be my boss.  This is the truly awesome advice model Cameron Russell gives young girls in her recent TEDx talk.

Don't be a model.  Models "are not in charge of anything...Saying you want to be a akin to saying you want to win the's out of your control, it's awesome and it's not a career path" she says.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Shift Control

I am such a brat.

My life is amazing and I am blessed in so many ways.  And yet lately I find myself feeling irritated and getting frustrated over small stuff.

Thinking this over I realise that it most often occurs when I am not getting my own way.  See?  Brat.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Summer Pudding

Last week I had dinner at a girlfriends house.  Gorgeous.  We have this little rotation going on in which one of us hosts, one brings dessert, the others wine.  It's pretty much perfection.

So last week was my night on dessert and I decided to make this little gem.  I kinda couldn't believe it was as easy as it was, but the flavour combinations just worked and it was a nice little finisher to a wonderful meal.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Golden Slumbers

I remember trying to teach my son to sleep.  What suffering this caused as desires clashed.  Unhappy baby, unhappy mother and pretty soon the whole family is topsy turvy in a swirl of ill temper and negativity.

It's hard to rise above it when you're tired.  Not just tired but tired upon tired and ground down until your very spirit feels like dust.

Getting in the moment feels like a task beyond reach, but of course this is exactly when you need to most.  And so I tried to use this process as an exercise in presence.