June 5, 2024 Eileen

Recently, I have experienced a great deal of growth, learning, and un-learning . The biggest shift has been the deep realisation that change really is an inside job. I already knew this on an intellectual level, but needed to fully embody and embrace it. Nobody else can feel the wind in my face. Nobody else can process my emotions. Nobody else can live my life the way I live my life. This is both liberating and terrifying for all of us. It’s liberating because it means that we have total autonomy over our own decisions, behaviours, attitudes, and thoughts. It’s…

May 24, 2022 Eileen

Many years ago, when our children were quite young, my husband was a smoker. self-worth

No matter how tight money was, he needed (and got) his cigarettes every day. It was a non-negotiable, accepted fact that feeding his habit was a priority. And nobody thought it was weird, or selfish.

Apart from the health implications, nobody mentioned what his tobacco addiction cost the family because it was embraced as part of who he was.

self-worthJust like insisting on decent toilet paper is part of who I am!

The amazing thing is, that our budget always stretched to accommodate the cigarettes (and the good toilet paper).

Thankfully, he doesn’t smoke anymore but it got me thinking about what is non-negotiable in my life – besides good quality toilet paper.

Where will I not compromise?

Or, more importantly, where am I settling for less?

Try it for yourself.

Your weekly groceries can be very revealing!

Is there even one item on your shopping list that is non-negotiable?

Do you prioritise yourself even once a week?

What’s the worst that could happen if you gave yourself permission to splash out and buy the nice coffee, or the good chocolate, or the soft toilet paper?

Life is one big experiment.