Great training session with @jamessuttonpt this lunchtime at M10, it’s hard work having your technique/form scrutinised and optimised. Loved that session, it’s taking time but feeling better with consistent practice and the opportunity to discuss, refine and understand the subtleties - truly of great value💪🏻😀 Only the disappointment of missing my Monday night clients and class put a slight blemish on the day - the clutch going on my car which stranded me in Nottingham too long to get back in time 🙄
Thanks to the RAC guys that helped me today, how he got that car out of the tiny multi-storey with no clutch I have absolutely no idea!! #m10#coaching#everydayisaschoolday#health#fitness#breakdownrecovery#RAC#timecrunchfitness#daretobeabeginner#challengingtimes
They tried to make me go to Rehab but I said No, No, No....writing for me is great therapy. It does for me what I presume an AA meeting does for a recovering alcoholic, when the pen moves me I feel free & alive. I dare say it is only for the brave because, to be an authentic writer you must be prepared to be vulnerable. It is the one place where I can be 'naked but unashamed' and the lane where I confront my reality and embrace it.
I recently encountered a health challenge of sorts, out of it came some reflective thinking and from it is the inspiration for this piece. You will never know the true character of a man until he is, rich, broke or in a crisis situation. I watched how the people who professed to love me, either rose to the challenge and crossed the finish line with me or crumbled under the weight of the pressure. Many are called but few are chosen, this is what the Good Book teaches us, now I get it.
As I mature, I am becoming increasingly purposeful in building friendships and relationships. My mother has a favourite saying and it's one that I have adopted. At first glance it may appear as though it is prescribing a 'tit for tat' mentality, but really the practical application is different. She says it in my mother tongue, translated it simply says "paint people with the brush & colours they provide you with". It would be folly to make someone No.1 in your life, when you are numberLESS in their own world.
This is reality and though often harsh it rings true, many may come on the journey with you, but few can stay the full course. Few will bleed with you, little will cry with you, many will dessert when the chips are down. Alas, i would sooner have one friend who is prepared to cry with me, than a million who will laugh only during the good times. Here's another lesson from the gigantic University of Life!
Weekly ASR done and now my son is ‘helping’ me take photos for IG...😁
Enjoying the new book ‘Global Macro Trading’ by @greg_gliner; continuing to build upon a strong #infiniteprosperity foundation and get a glimpse of the bigger picture….I feel like I’ve taken the red pill...
Great recommendation, thanks @thomasrussell13 .
Harvesting the early potatoes. Much better haul this year. Several kilos. The potatoes had this fruit at the top. Apparently potato fruits are a thing but are very poisionious. #gardening#everydayisaschoolday
Waking up to rain today. I don’t think it has rained in Ireland (in my neck of the woods) for at least 4 weeks straight. The grass is yellow and flowers and bushes are perishing. So I can safely say that most of us are happy to see the precipitation. Glad it came today so we could enjoy Yoga in the park in Carrigaline with @yogazone_cork and @yogaflowpilates What an amazing Yoga session. Not your usual bog standard sun sals, standing poses and balancing poses. Some very juicy twists added to make it an interesting class. As a yoga practitioner I enjoyed the little surprises and as a yoga teacher I learned a few new tricks. Blessed to have beautiful souls in my circle that I can look up to and call my role models. Chatting afterwards at Lulu’s with a hot cuppa was icing on the cake. Thanks Eileen🦋🙏🏽 SC✨
Love doing a bit of #carpentry no point trying to fill rotten timber (if you can replace it)Very glad I kept my eyes wide open when working alongside the various #chippies throughout my career. Always ask questions. Most people are happy to answer 😀 #everydayisaschoolday 😉 #powelldecor
K E E P | O N | S M I L I N G😀
It has been 8 months since Active Relief HK started, and what a journey it has been so far! 🛤
I have been challenged professionally, personally, physically and mentally - but in the end learning and growing from those tough experiences 🌱
I will always be grateful for the speed bumps as they really make the great times and successes shine EVEN brighter! ☄☄
Thank you to everyone who has supported, encouraged and helped me navigate this journey - I appreciate you! 🙏🏽❤
Now onto the final quarter of Active Relief HK's first year! 🎉💃🏾
Development is complicated…
Two weeks ago I left Sierra Leone. Despite the ups & the downs, the frustrations of not making as much progress as I hoped, I left with a smile on my face, love in my heart and excitement to come back.
We didn’t finish the cooker (see pic 2), we’re out halfway. Problems sourcing appropriate clay for the fireproof motor mix was one, things just aren’t simple in sub-Saharan Africa. The clay was in Lunsar, quite a distance away, we also needed to pick up a part from the JCB from there. It took time to coordinate getting the clay and the part on the same day and then it turned out the clay was under water. The hole it was being dug from had flooded from the rains. We discussed pumping the water out, this took more time.
Then we learned the clay was available from another person in Lunsar, one phone call and 70,000 Leones (£70) later a ton was delivered to site. “It’s not what you know, but who you know” rings even more true in West Africa it seems! Ya don’t know what ya don’t know eh?
It was a good last day with the clay though, we finish the form work for the brick arch. We laugh and joked. Muhammad’s daughter (pic 4) took some photos, Richard finished cutting the steel for the chimney & I still marvelled as the technique the locals use to climb the palm trees (Pic 6). I’ve learned a lot from this experience, I want to come back and finish this cooker. I want me, Morris, Muhammad, Richard and all the lads n lasses to cook chop on it. Until next time, stay dry.
#tbt to this time last month, hiking on my lonesome by Lake Annecy. Here I am, with Dame Sensible (who you can't actually see) perched on my shoulder, watching thunderstorms do their thing all around me, letting their movements dictate whether I turn back or carry on 🌪⚡🌪•
Fast forward to today when not only did I leave for my ambitious hike waaay too late but, in my hurry, I left Dame Sensible behind (along with my waterproof). I proceeded to then make a silly nav error, a bad decision and walked straight into a storm with that terrible "it'll be ok" attitude. Bad Katia. All's well that ends well though - got back before dark at least! But how humbling are the mountains, ey... #everydayisaschoolday that's for sure... #mistakenottoberepeated#flusteredface#sillykitty#humblingmoments#mountainscapes#somuchtolearn
Yess! This came in the post last week.
I'll be offering this treatment to clients very soon.
Threading became popular in western countries in the last 5/ 6 years. Originated from India and the far east, threading is an ancient technique of removing unwanted hair. Interestingly Iranian, Turkish and Indian women were using face threading on girls before she was to get married. In ancient Persia, threading was a sign that a girl reached adulthood and became a woman. I first got my brows threade on the day before my wedding day following my Asian culture however I'm not sure if this tradition is still practiced in Malaysia.