Archive for: April, 2015

Making a buck

“It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference” – Tom Brokaw

Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy

After seeing the title of this post your first question is probably, what the heck is that? And your second question is probably, what does that have to do with 1MillionsMinutes? I’ll answer them in reverse – among many things, 1MillionMinutes is about challenging ourselves, taking the time to do things we are interested in…

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It always seems impossible until it’s done

Here’s a super intersting video on ‘Learned Helpless’. A psychological phenomenon we’re all susceptible to. “It always seems impossible until it’s done” – Nelson Mandela

True North

The first step toward house construction was taken last week as a datum point, true north and outer corners were marked out. True north and magnetic north are slightly different with true north being the axis around which the earth spins. At our location, magnetic north is actually within a couple of degrees of true…

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Quality Time

One of our goals for these 1MillionMinutes was to spend some quality time with family. Allow our 3 year old to create some cherished memories with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Today it’s just a bit too easy to make superficial contact with all of these people and who knows what’s lost when you…

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Off Peak

We’re becoming very adept at timing our outings to ensure we have the least number of other people to deal with as possible. Today it was a week-after-school-holidays, Wednesday lunch time, trip to the zoo. We pretty much had the place to ourselves. Everyone was either at work or at home. Or maybe they were…

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How much money is enough?

When you’re not working for 1MillionMinutes it’s a question that naturally comes up. How much money do we really need in life? The whole 1MillionMinutes concept was inspired during our time in Nigeria. An amazing country, full of wonderful people but also a country of great contrasts, the most obvious being wealth distribution. For those…

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This first phase of 1MillionMinutes has turned out to be a lot more than I think we both bargained for, though we knew it would be very challenging. We are tired of unexpectedly having to fix up the house, tired of living in boxes, tired of going through stuff that has been in boxes for…

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Good Food – Update From the Cook

Ok, maybe ‘Cook’ is a bit unfair as we are BOTH doing an awful lot of snack and meal preparations lately however it is I who spends most of her days in the kitchen so… We promise not to bore you with a lot of updates on our endeavors with good food – there are…

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Time to Think

One of the things I’ve been looking forward to most during these 1MillionMinutes is finding time to think non-work related thoughts. My typical work day was one where I mostly had to think. Of course there were plenty of tasks like meetings, emails, reports, reviews,┬ápresentations and maybe even a calculation or two but all of…

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