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Connection, Meaning, and Wellness through Rituals

Connection, Meaning, and Wellness through Rituals

Unlike routine behaviours such as brushing our teeth, rituals are meaningful acts we do with intent. Rituals embody what matters to you by putting your values into practice. That in itself will probably make you a bit happier, but performing simple rituals also has more perks for your wellbeing. Rituals can translate your values into actions and we can nourish our souls by transforming everyday practices into sacred rituals.

Habits, routines and rituals

Habits, routines and rituals

"First we make our habits and then they make us" - John Dryden Our habits explain a lot, we’re told they make us who we are. We have studied the habits of the past to tell us everything we know about ancient people, communities and cultures. We become absorbed in the...

New Beginnings and Messy Middles

New Beginnings and Messy Middles

Not only can you learn and share from one another, you can proceed with the confidence that you have champions cheering you on from the sidelines. Nothing supports a growth mindset quite as much as a network of inspiring and fiercely talented women.

Beginnings

Beginnings

The beginning is the most important part of work. If you love to research and reflect before taking action, that is fine and to be encouraged. Allow a certain amount of learning time but give yourself a clear cut off point when you commit to taking action. Trust that you have done all the research you need and the best learning is yet to come from putting your findings into practice.

The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell

A good story is about digging deep, asking yourself good questions and using imagination to make it come alive. That is what makes it interesting; what makes it connect with others.  I have also learned that your story is continuously developing. Experiences layer and peel back your story and the curiosity to ask the good questions turns into greater wisdom to ask even better questions.

Keystone Journey

Keystone Journey

June 1991, I can still remember the bright sunny morning, driving under the arch of the wooden Keystone Wye bridge with the feeling of delight and a new found sense of freedom. I was on my way to my first official job having passed my driver’s test two month’s prior....

The Importance of Identity, History and Culture

The Importance of Identity, History and Culture

I started Tribe Porty in 2015 and called it Tribe because it was a social enterprise based in a place, about a community, and connection was at the heart. It was a place for people to find each other and feel part of something together.

FOCUS ON YOUR PATH

FOCUS ON YOUR PATH

We have all felt it. That slight yucky feeling when we see or hear about something that puts into question your own worth. The green eyed monster which feels like it is about the other person but deep down it taps into your own insecurity. Friedrich Nietzsche writes;...

Humble investments

Humble investments

All that glitters is not gold It’s getting close to that time when our minds turn to the new year and what shiny new habits or resolutions we will put in place. Usually this involves thinking about all the things that we failed to do or were not quite as we planned...