Month: July 2017

Losing Weight

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Healthy Living

The six months until June were overwhelming and tough. I had been waiting for a promotion that didn’t come through (until June) and went to job interviews and had a huge extra workload for an overseas team. I was too busy and exhausted to work out.  There were days when I wouldn’t leave my desk for more than just a bathroom or tea break until 7pm because I was too busy.  I started resorting to […]

Feeling Overwhelmed..

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Little Moments / Mindfulness

Sometimes I feel out of control.  On those days, my mind is agitated and I feel anxious and overwhelmed.  I have deadlines to meet at work, weight to lose or maintain, meals to cook, friends to call, family functions to attend and loans to edit for Kiva.  On top of that, I think about what I’m missing out on.  Free time to think, read, write, nap and chill out.   But I realised that for […]

A Healthy Weekend… 

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Little Moments

This weekend has been really lovely. I took it easy because I’m recovering from a nasty cold/flu. But the weather was just perfect with 22 degrees yesterday and about 21 degrees today – and did I mention it’s the middle of winter in Sydney?  On Saturday, I woke up, meditated, are toast with vegemite and drank a soup size mug of black tea while writing. We wandered down to our local cafe for lunch and […]

My Morning Routine

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Little Moments

I really enjoy reading about other people’s morning routines and wanted to share my own. I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I love mornings so much more than evenings myself. There’s something about waking up to a new day and resetting my goals and intentions, starting fresh and not knowing what lies ahead. Lately, it’s been hard to get out of bed in the cold winter (even in Sydney) but I push myself to […]

Getting Away From the City

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Little Moments

It happened again. I got caught up in the busy city lifestyle. Wake up, meditate, eat breakfast, catch the bus to work, work, work, work, go to the gym or pole, work, cook dinner, sleep and repeat. Weekends have been quieter but I didn’t realise how it takes just a little extra energy to navigate busy Saturday morning roads to get to my pole class, or find a car park in the jam packed parking […]

On Ancestory, Food and Losing Weight 

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Little Moments

My doctor told me that I need to keep my weight in check because my ancestors (in Sri Lanka) weren’t used to times of abundance. That is, my body – because of my ancestors – isn’t used to all the rich foods available in the West and works better with simple foods and smaller portions. If I eat rich foods and bigger portions I put on weight and will have health problems later in life […]

A Happy Sunday Morning

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Little Moments

I wake up to a sliver of sun on my face, wrapped snugly in a doona cover with the heater on nearby. I lie in bed and listen to the comforting sounds of my parents bustling about in the kitchen, cleaning, talking, laughing and preparing a Sri Lankan feast. I open my eyes, and lay basking in this beautiful and peaceful moment. I am grateful for this moment. My parents. The abundance of food. Love. […]

Good Neighbours 

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I made a new friend in 2015. She was my neighbour. She lived in my building for a year earlier and we would say hello but never really talked. Then one day in 2015, we happened to catch the bus home together, started talking and found we had a few things in common. We had some issues with the building a couple of weeks later and ended up exchanging numbers. We messaged each other when […]