Random Musings on Things that have Meaning

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Random musings on a blustery day.

Thoughts from Susie Ascott on living your Perfect Life

Random Musings

My diary tells me that today I should “Do Some Marketing”… but I think we’d all enjoy it more if I just share some random musings from the day bed on the veranda, as I watch the trees blowing in the wind..



I’ve been thinking about what I’ve been doing over the last few weeks and what has brought me the most contentment, joy and energy; the most meaning . For me, it comes down to

  • “daily practices”  for the physical body, the mind, the emotions and the spirit, which keep me grounded and present and
  • the many seemingly “simple” things which give me a sense of connection and gratitude.

We don’t all have the luxury of time and solitude to spend hours each day, but it is possible to design a practice that  covers two or more of these aspects at the same time; and, on a busy day, 30 seconds of breathing and expressing gratitude can be your daily practice. One of the many joys of getting older is not being embarrassed when a passer-by smiles as they catch me patting the bonnet of my car and saying “Thank you, Bridget” as I leave her in the car park.
I’d love you to let me know what your practices are.



Other things that have recently brought me joy have been

  • teaching yoga to Year 11 schoolboys and feeling the change in the energy in the room after 15 minutes relaxation.
  • running a workshop for children at the local camp school and seeing the smiles on their faces as they created beautiful dream catchers
  • joining in the warm-up for the Living Longer Living Stronger program at the local Leisure Centre. I so loved being included in the circle as we supported each other in balances and threw balls to each other around the circle.
  • watching the land blossoming after all the rain and the return of sunshine
  • realising I am now on “nodding terms” with the skinks in the garden, as we politely acknowledge each other ( as opposed to freaking out and running noisily in opposite directions)
  • reading – specifically, Listening to the Land Conversations about Nature, Culture and Eros by Derrick Jensen. The book contains  conversations with environmentalists, theologians, Native Americans, psychologists, and feminists, in an exploration of more peaceful ways to live on Earth. 
  • coffee and a chat with friends
  • exchanging produce at the Swap Meet

I’m getting more and more convinced that it’s these “little things”  where I feel a sense of connection and interconnection that mean the most. What has brought you the most sense of meaning and joy in the last few weeks? 

What’s happening at Present Perfect


Life Coaching
is via Skype or phone or online courses. I offer a no-charge, no-obligation “try-out” session. If you have ever been curious about life coaching and feel ready to make some changes, do please contact me to set up a call. We can have a chat and you can establish whether I might be the one to support you to enjoy your life even more.

If you worked with me in the past, and would like a catch up session, I am offering you an hour’s call for 50% discount, Drop me an email to arrange a time.

Yoga Classes 

I am now running 9 regular classes a week, plus private classes and weekend workshops, as well as retreats in Bridgetown. Full timetable here.  I’ll continue coming up to Perth every few weeks for yoga on the beach. To keep up to date with yoga events and class sankalpas , please consider liking the Present Perfect Facebook page

Yoga Retreats
Yoga Retreats are running more or less monthly, providing you with a opportunity to getaway for a relaxing weekend in the beautiful surroundings of Bridgetown, Western Australia. The price of $420 single or $600 for a couple, includes 4 yoga classes, 2 nights’ luxury accommodation at Bridgetown Valley Lodge, full breakfasts and Saturday night dinner. Optional activities include bush walks, live music, a stroll by the blackwood river, local cafes, art galleries and shops, reflexology, massage and more. Send an email,  or contact me on 0413 822 870 if you would like to know more




Please call me on 0413 822 870 or send an email 
if you’d like to

  • send me some feedback on your practices and what brings joy and meaning into your life
  • book a complimentary coaching call
  • book your catch up session
  • book into or ask for more information on the Yoga Retreat
  • or just say Hi


Thanks for reading all the way to the end, Smiles, Susie






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