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4 days ago
Sitting down to a giant bowl of Plover salad genius whilst intense colouring takes place just centimetres away is exactly our idea of the perfect break from the Christmas internal monologue. What could be better than kale partnered with stuff that actually makes kale devourable, some quinoa and mango, pencils and a fresh sheet of “that’s lovely honey, yes I think you should use the yellow next. Just Keep Colouring”? .
Five minute massage is what. In a burst of Christmas inspiration, one of our massage therapists - we usually call her Eve, but you can call her Magic Hands Elf tomorrow - will be dishing out free Friday five minute massages like candy on Halloween night. Freely and regardless of whatever costume you have fronted up in. .
Looking at the forecast, that costume is likely to be a rain jacket and anything designed to steer lightning in an alternate direction. No matter. Tomorrow in store, THIS could be your internal monologue:
Too soon to purchase the Christmas Day food supplies? Too late to order the centrepiece ham/prawns/turkey. Panic! But ahhhh, that feels highly pleasant.
What on earth do you buy a teenager? What do I know about teenagers? Did Eve just find the Teenager Gift Stress Knot in my shoulder and is it gone now? Holy Christmas miracle yes.
Who am I, is December real, what is for dinner and Who Cares Just Make This Five Minute Massage An All Day Thing Eve.
Eve is renowned for her intuition, and she has correctly guessed that what we all actually want for Christmas are future massages planting hope for the future into our lives. To make this dream a reality, tomorrow and until Christmas purchase a massage gift voucher for 10% off. Then all that remains is writing your own name on the card using your other hand so no one knows you’ve actually purchased this hope for your future self.
Friday Christmas miracles. That’s what we do.
Thanks for the pic @balcombe_functional_health. Your reward is a five minute massage: collection day tomorrow at Plover 😉
5 days ago
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5 days ago
Stress often times contributes to suppression of feelings. This is especially true of emotional stress. When we are disconnected from our feelings, we are disconnected from ourselves, who we really are and what we’re really experiencing, so it is difficult to be fully present.
Know that you are not your feelings, but rather are the observer of them. This perspective will allow you to compassionately feel your painful feelings. Respect that feelings are guiding you in the right direction. Trust that they are serving you, that you will be able to release painful feelings, and that they will pass.
Only when you can feel compassion for your own feelings, can you feel compassion for others. You can only love another person to the degree you love yourself. Practice honoring and nurturing all of your feelings. It will lead to healing 🙏.
Photo by @sandramardene
6 days ago
To the outside world we may appear perky and enthusiastic about leaping on the riderless wild brumby that is December, but let me assure you, anyone who is not a woman between the ages of 25 and 70, that we are not. .
We are limping, crawling, rolling Edina Monsoon-style towards the finish line. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for the two Mums who have courageously nominated themselves to coordinate group Christmas teacher gifts, I may well have just pulled my kids from school early to avoid acknowledging that not only is Christmas coming, but it’s pretty much here. Except that then my children would be home and I did not send my kids to public school to have them messing up my daytime house two weeks before absolutely necessary.
Right now, my preparation for Christmas has involved precisely two shopping expeditions, and one of those was a watering eyes (tiiiiiiired) crawl through the Reject Shop to get small-but-not-lolly items to stock 3 advent calendars. It nearly broke me. Those gifts I have bought - and let’s be honest they’re 90% books because a) Plover has great books and b) @farrells_bookshop and @page8mornington hold the keys to my reading heart - are piled in a corner of my bedroom with an old tablecloth thrown lazily over the top. I figure the kids aren’t interested in clutter, the clutter is confined to my room because my tidying steam always runs out right at my own bedroom door, and so thus the clutter is all the protection I need to ward off their Christmas curiosity. This from someone who once HUNTED DOWN the carefully-hidden Santa gifts in her childhood home and forced her younger sister to look too.
So now that it’s clear I’ve successfully hidden nothing we can all see why the Elf on the Shelf is not an option. Not when my idea of a lock-tight hidey spot is a large misshapen mound in the corner of my room covered in a strange cloth. Something is going to need to change. Is it me? Or is that just the December talking?
Forward ho ho ho Christmas warriors. All we want for Christmas is 3 weeks sleep and this Serious Serum because it magically gets rid of ingrown hairs and lord knows those are the last things we need now.
1 week ago
Walking across campus, leaving a meeting about #thenate , going back to my office, I’m struck by the angle of the sunlight on the Abbott Pattison followed by a student’s rendition of Marcel Duchamp’s “Nude Descending a Staircase”, and I’m pleased that here at GSU we’re living in the midst of art. #thenate #artgovst #hereyouare #govst
1 week ago
Heads up passionate pacific northwest Entrepreneurs! I just scored a ticket to see @rogerjameshamilton when he will be in @Seattle on Feb 1st. Roger teaches people to know themselves, to #knowyourstrengths, and how to build synergistic teams that complement one another based on their individual inherent talents. Roger will have just spent time with @richardbranson on Necker Island, and should be jazzed with inspiration to share with us. I'm looking forward to spending the day with him and his team, and hope to see you there!
Photo by @sandramardene
1 week ago
A potential pitfall of being in growth mindset, is judgment of others who may not be. To judge is to not have compassion for another's history, nor honor of their personal learning journey, which we all have.
When we are in judgment, we create mutual, two-way disrespect.
Instead, try thinking of each person as having a set of strengths and weaknesses both, and focus on their strengths such that we encourage one another to develop our potential. That creates what we all thrive on; connection!
The same holds true for our relationship with ourselves - self-judgment undermines self-respect. Self-nurturing develops connection with your wise inner guide ☯️
Watercolor by my Mom @cherylrenee22
1 week ago
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ac dead to me - kali uchis
1 week ago
Have you made a deep personal commitment to living with a growth mindset and in a kind heartspace? To living to the best of your ability each day?
When I was 5 years old I read a book called "The Little Me and the Great Me" that had a profound impact on my life. It was then that I made a personal commitment to always do my best, to keep learning, to be responsible for my actions and reactions. That book was written in the 1950’s and is out of print, however I intend to write a modern version with a similar message in hopes of supporting others as that book did for me.
If you're rockin' "The Great Me", give a thumbs up in comments! If you're working through some "Little Me" stuff, keep up the good work and give a thumbs up in comments!
Another great photo by @sandramardene