So I’ve been pondering on a couple of curly decisions over the last few months. At first I felt stumped – I just kept ‘hitting a wall’ when I thought about what to do next.

And I believe this ‘stickiness’ in my thinking was maybe related to being in new surroundings. You see we packed up all our gear and popped it in storage before coming out to Indonesia at the start of this year. Sometimes (in the past, you understand; ahem!) I’ve found it challenging to adjust to change.

I really mean that change can be scary for me.

Anyway; so I decided to sit with one of the decisions (which was about where to base myself; Bali or Jakarta) rather than pushing for an answer.

Beautiful woman isolated over a white background thinking on something

And this is when I remembered the sage advise in a book that I read about 10yrs ago, by Spencer Johnson, called ‘Yes or no – the Guide to better decisions’. My biggest take away from the book has been to make the decision with both my head (logic) and my heart (‘intuition’).

So what did I decide?
Well, somehow that’s not been the main point for me in this process. It’s more the fact I now have peace with my decision; less to-ing and fro-ing…and a whole new experience to have the decision made.


Take away – Grappling with a decision, and feeling like a new perspective? Trial the head/heart approach for yourself – I’d love to hear how you go (PM me or drop me a line at )



sl3-first-300x300Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker and health mentor. She lives in NZ and Indonesia with her husband Chris, relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.