Self-settling

At any age we can benefit by observing what distresses us and finding ways to tune out and self-settle. Even though I live on the other side of the world, following the long, drawn-out US election process has been sufficiently distressing that I was becoming agitated. Observant and savvy parents can usually pick up onContinue reading “Self-settling”

Swedish Death Cleaning

You don’t have to be dying to want to sort out the stuff that will inevitably have to be thrown out, sold off, or given away when you die. Margareta Magnusson has written a book on “the gentle art of Swedish death cleaning”, with practical lessons on how to deal with your earthly possessions. SomeContinue reading “Swedish Death Cleaning”

Resilience

Resilience is about coping with a new reality that’s beyond our control. It’s about finding strategies that help navigate the way ahead with a focus on the small things that are in your control. Often changing perspective may be the only positive course of action but it has the power to open the door toContinue reading “Resilience”

Counting down to the last goodbye

I’m a grandmother who cares deeply about the state of the planet my grand children will inherit. I’m counting down to my own death which if all goes well will be when I am 90, so I have approximately 21 years left. I am also counting down the time we have left to rescue planetContinue reading “Counting down to the last goodbye”