• my simple things Simplicity is going to be a big theme in many people’s lives in 2013. Just you watch. UK magazine The Simple Things recently interviewed me on how I make my life simple and it appears in this month’s issue. If you don’t get around to grabbing it, how about I help you out. These are more
  • creating too much chaos in your life? this jonathan fields trick works This week in Sunday Life I drop certainty anchors So lately I’ve become increasingly distrustful of the overly certain. When someone puffs out their chest at the head of a dinner table to emphatically declare climate change isn’t happening or that their son will grow up to follow Collingwood or that the only smoked small more
  • the elegance of a morning routine I’m quite convinced that having some sort of structure to the start of your day is key to living a life that counts. It gets you out of bed with a purpose. Delays, wonderings, phaffings…they get us down at early hours. It gives you, possibly,  the only space for yourself all day (got kids? staff? more
  • mondays…they can be hard (but, here, some tweaks to make them better) I think Mondays are a struggle because it’s s hard to get the momentum going again. Like peddling away from a standstill…when your knees have gone flaccid. Plus,  there’s a discernible sense of “lack”. A lack in impending reward… because, have you noticed, we don’t reward ourselves on Mondays with that walk in the park more
  • try: the elegance of a tea ritual Just now I ate flaxseed tortilla chips with three anchovies drizzled – or is it draped? – over the top. And a cucumber. Which confirms the rumours: I’m an eccentric eater. But one thing I’m rather conservative about, or at least consistent with, is my tea. Twice a day I make a pot of green more
  • this is how i started today… …down at Bondi, a quick sand run and a float in the ocean, looking up at the sky and getting into the right mood for the day. This has been my routine for years. I’ve watched one woman, in this time, get pregnant and – bounce back again – twice!! There’s the over-tanned older lady more
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