For this post I’ve handed reins over to Jo… to choose some favourites from the year that was. Jo, go for your life!
It’s not an easy gig, picking (only) three of my favourite posts/thoughts/memories to share on the blog. I’m usually attached to each post, for all sorts of reasons on any given day. So I decided to go with posts I had been a little more intimately involved in the behind-the-scenes “The Making Of” earlier this year…
Here’s my (current!) favourite three.
1. Breakfast sausages with Louise Hay.
Sarah was invited to interview Louise Hay earlier this year, and I was lucky enough to have been there on the day – enjoying cups of peppermint tea and breakfast sausages, listening to Louise, amazed by her vitality (at age 85!) and her wisdom. She was wonderfully generous to both Sarah and I, and meeting her was a highlight for me. This is one of my favourite ‘Louise tips’, from Sarah’s interview with Louise:
“Answer the phone and open the mail. She says this a bit. And what she means is, don’t look for outcomes or success. Simply go about your day, doing your job and watch what happens next. Don’t fret. She also says the right things come slowly. Indeed!”
Read the full article here.
2.Getting real, with Brene Brown.
Sarah interviewed Brene after a lecture she gave in North Sydney earlier this year. Again, I was lucky enough to have been invited to the lecture (Brene made us all dance!) and I got to sit in on the interview as well. The three of us sat in a little semi circle, and talked about the nitty gritty of getting real and authentic with LIFE. I adore Brene, and what she stands for, and what she tries to share with the world, and I loved this post.
“Her big thing, the thing that resonated for me when I read The Gifts of Imperfection was that making a change in your life is about getting serious, deliberate. You can talk about it, think about it, half do it… but if it really matters to you, you have to fire up and hone your actions and bunker down and BE IT. Live it.”
Read the full post here.
3. Ah yes, some barefoot running. (and by running, I definitely mean giggling)
Sarah trialled some Vibrams earlier on this year, for a Sunday Life column on barefoot running. Of course, she doesn’t do anything half-heartedly; so after wearing them in the safety of our office for the morning, we went outside in search of lunch. Sarah with her frog shoes still on. “For research”. I laughed. And took photos (of course). Which I posted on twitter(of course). This from the column:
“For this week’s column I succumbed to trialing possibly the most earnest sporting accoutrement on the planet: Vibram FiveFingers, those odd little foot gloves made from rubber that allow you to run barefoot without getting glass or twig injuries. They were originally designed in Italy as a non-slip boating shoe, but a few years ago were adopted by the rather parochial and fast-growing barefoot running community. You might have seen such folk about at your gym, down at the park, running past you in a marathon. And you might have thought, “Cripes, what an earnest little frog-footed person he/she is!”.”
Read the full post here.
I hope you’re all enjoying your holidays, and special time with family and friends.
This was my Christmas morning, with five very excitable ‘reindeer’! xx