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Thrifty Words Challenge 100 #22: & #43: Things Lost

Zanele Muholi exhibition / Press Release, Tate Modern

A few weeks ago I had a wonderful adventure. Accompanied by my eldest daughter, I escaped for a couple of hours from the hospital in which I’d been ensconced to attend a fabulous exhibition a mile and a half them down the road.

It was a photographic retrospective by stunning South African visual artist and activist Zanele Muholi.

Cat and Dogs

Well, not the person I want to walk me anyway

Photo by Tadeusz Lakota on Unsplash

Something’s going on in our house but I know not what exactly. Firstly my top human keeps disappearing for days at a time. Then she comes back, only to be moving really slowly, if at all. She also moved her basket — she calls it bed — and a goodly amount of her belongings to the spare room downstairs so she doesn’t walk past me on the stairwell where I stay in a little alcove anymore. …


Thrifty Words 100 Challenge #21: Motivation

Photo by Cristofer Jeschke on Unsplash

I set daily intentions, including for ‘magic moments’ ahead.

I manage my state by taking pauses throughout my day (to meditate, or just breathe deeply – this changes my state in an instant.)

I keep my focus where I need it to be — on myself.

I also listen to music, dance, or walk in nature daily.

I practice the power of positive self-talk.

I remind myself I’m always in a sea of opportunity. Then I ask myself: where is the opportunity here?

When I get an answer, I ask myself: How?

It takes time and practice, but it works.

Marla Bishop

Londoner, philosophy graduate, journalist, relationship coach, wife & mother. MA in Novel Writing; working on 1st novel. Follow me: https://linktr.ee/Marla

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