A few weeks ago I was minding a baby at an event. Between the snuggles, crying, giggles and sleeping, I had a lot of time to observe what was happening around me. 48 hours of wedding from set-up to all the guests laughing and smiling around the long tables for dinner under the glowing lights. Moving purposefully and busily around me in the warm sunshine were workers setting up a marquee and installing wooden floors, florists coming in and out, lighting specialists, stylists, tableware deliveries, a band getting ready in the dancing room, cleaners, service staff re-arranging and preparing what … Keep reading the juiciness!
There are now thousands of articles about stopping busyness. Not being busy. Relieving yourself of the burden of busy. Telling us that busy is a disease. A bad thing you need to get rid of. Another thing you should not be. But this is all a matter of perception. If you’re busy with things you love, squeezing in hobbies you lose yourself in for hours, having a week full of friends & events, doing tasks that need to be done to get where you want to go, or tasks that you simply need to tick off the to-do list because life … Keep reading the juiciness!
Although I’m yet to cover another half of the world’s countries, I’ve travelled fairly substantially. I’ve also moved endless times in my life and one thing has recently really struck me. No matter, where I am, I – and I alone – choose the depth I want in a community. You can literally live in the busiest place in the world and not be engaged with that city. You take the bus to the office, you work in your building, you occasionally pop out for lunch (nearly always to the same places), you bid your colleagues a good night and … Keep reading the juiciness!
I stared at my wardrobe. All the clothes in there I never wore but kept for some reason as if to point out, hey, if you look into my closet, you’ll find a variety of options in here. I’m an equal opportunist for clothes I’d say. Maybe I’d wear it to a fancy event one day. Maybe, in an act of fashion science, it would look good on me next time even though the last seven times I’d pulled it on, I stared in the mirror exasperated and tugged it right back off again. Maybe because I need to justify that … Keep reading the juiciness!
“It is more likely that there are numerous universes…” “Unless God put a wall behind ours”, one Brian stated. “Or Donald Trump does”, the other Brian quickly quipped in return and the audience began laughing. This was part of a discussion that elegantly skimmed across a whole range of ideas through string theory, quantum mechanics, relativity and the recently observed gravitational waves. And those gravitational waves, predicted by Einstein 100 years ago – they’ve rolled themselves into our world. The world you and I orbit where certain bits of science become illuminating, fascinating and popular. If you’ve no idea what … Keep reading the juiciness!
We place our self worth on a hell of a lot of external factors. The Facebook likes and comments. The tweet replies. The Instagram hearts. The stats on our daily website visitors. Blog comments. Emails from strangers. Compliments from friends. Praise from clients. The fact that we cannot possibly go on a 2 week holiday without checking our email or phone because what if someone needs us? Or what if you opened your email, facebook or text messages after that time and not one person had reached out? Not one. In some form they all tell us how much we’re … Keep reading the juiciness!