This morning, as I prepared breakfast at lightening speed, I grabbed a knife from the kitchen and promptly dropped it in the sink, as any sleep deprived person might do, but instead of it being a simple mistake, I heard my inner voice say ‘you fecking ejjit’. Clang! The harsh sound of an inner critic that wasn’t championing my desire to feed the girls a beautiful breakfast. Instead, it was there ready to judge me harshly for dropping a simple knife. Maybe it was the gravity of the item being a knife, that led to such harsh criticism. Or perhaps it was the fact that I was working quite quickly in an ende...
I'm sitting here with my almost 1 year old daughter on my knees while her twin sister sleeps. Again on the radio there is talk about how we have a mere 12 years to create sufficient change to ensure the planet doesn't heat up more than the recommended 1.5 degrees. In a short 12 years, my daughter will be just about to start secondary school.
I wonder what kind of world will we be living in then. What will we be listening to on the radio in 12 years if we don't change? If we refused to give up our addiction to fossil fuels.
The decision to have a naming ceremony for your child, outside of traditional church baptisms is difficult. Where to start, what to include, how will older members of your family feel? So much to consider.
We held this ceremony for our twin daughters and infused it with our own flavour and practice of mindfulness. I love