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Thinking about what and why

A Recipe reflecting Life

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food and diets / Meaning of life and that stuff / Uncategorized

I was cooking dinner this evening – Tuna Mornay – an old favourite. Now, over time I have been careful about particular food items and sensitivities. The mornay starts with cooking the onion in butter. Next is to add flour to make a roux (butter and flour mixed together to make a paste). I used gluten-free flour. All good so far. Next item to add was the milk – soy milk of course. Then I […]

1000 posts: So much to say, so little time!

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Blogging / Meaning of life and that stuff / Photography / pressure to perform / Study / technology

This is my 1000th post! It has taken me a seven years to get here. It has become part of my day-to-day life. I don’t write all that often now but love to read other bloggers’ adventures and do the Photo Challenge most weeks. On 8 May I will be leading (as a volunteer) a University of the Third Age class of eight people (seniors) in Blogging for Beginners. I hope to be able to […]

Transitions take time …

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Acceptance / Baby Boomers / Meaning of life and that stuff / Uncategorized / Wisdom

I gave up full time work six years ago and I am still adjusting to the changes brought about by that decision. Many, many times I dreamed I was back at work – usually late and a bit lost – people had moved around and I couldn’t find them. This week I dreamed my old boss fired me! I was actually pleased, especially when he gave me a cheque for $14,000 (only in my dream)! […]

How much time is there?

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Acceptance / I feel... / Meaning of life and that stuff / Mindfulness

There are 168 hours in one week. Do you know what you do with them all? Does it match what you would like to be doing? Even when we can see a mismatch it is hard to change our habits. On another level, how much time do we have (in total)? Unless we have an appointment for voluntary euthanasia we would have to admit that we don’t know. We also don’t know how much time […]

Something to think about …

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Meaning of life and that stuff / Philosophy

I was taken by a reading in my online philosophy class. It is as follows: I have now reigned about fifty years in victory or peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing appear to have been wanting for my felicity. In this situation, I have diligently numbered the days of pure and […]

The inner critic – an interesting twist

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Acceptance / bullying / Meaning of life and that stuff / Mindfulness / Self acceptance

No doubt you will know what I mean when I talk about my inner critic. It is that ever present voice in my head that tells me I should … do better say or not say something lose weight and exercise more work harder achieve more be happier help others more and so forth I am aware of my inner critic some of the time and at other times it has full rein. This is […]

Life’s lessons

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compassion / emotions / Meaning of life and that stuff

I have heard the following expression at various times in my life. Are you familiar with it? ” Whatever or whoever is in front of you is your teacher.” It is not always easy to remember this when I am in an uncomfortable or awkward situation. Sometimes I might get caught with someone talking about things I don’t believe in. I try to stay silent and listen – after all, they may have some greater […]

Ouch! That hurt!

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Gratitude / Meaning of life and that stuff / retirement

I had an aha! moment today. Ever since giving up full time work I have tried out volunteering with the idea that I am offering a service to my community (will all the feel-good stuff that goes along with it). I have experienced many false starts and have been a little puzzled as to why it didn’t turn out as I hoped it would. Just recently I have offered my services to another group and […]

The passionate idealism of youth

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Meaning of life and that stuff / Motivation / Passion / Serenity prayer

How can I recapture the enthusiasm I once had to make a difference in the world? Have I changed and become complacent with my good fortune. I remember times when I was younger when I really believed in something – I put all my energies towards making a difference. Perhaps I was idealistic. Today I have the time and the resources to do something worthwhile but cannot seem to capture the passion I used to […]