Last Sunday, I made it to the start line of the Comrades Marathon – the world’s oldest and largest ultramarathon – for the first time. Unfortunately, as fate would have it, I did not make it as far as the finish line, and was not able to hang that longed-for medal around my neck. After … More Lessons from the Comrades Marathon
This week I’ve been grateful for…. Connecting into incredibly positive energy from the most unexpected quarters on the far side of Africa. Feeling the love of so many people across the globe who knew, loved and were touched in some way by my amazing mother, and feel the absence of her presence in the world … More Gratitude from Ethiopia
Written on the 1st April 2019 It has become something of a tradition of mine to reflect in writing on my travels to new countries whist traveling homewards again. Part of the tradition generally includes listening to a mix of new artists and old favourite songs on the onboard entertainment system while I write, links … More Cherry Blossom Delight and Jazz on U Street: DC Adventures
This week I’m grateful for… My youngest son’s pride and excitement at his first choir performance, with a sparkle in his eye and pure joy on his face. Diving back into Harville Hendrix and Helen Lakelly Hunt’s Getting the Love you Want, finding myself once again fascinated and inspired by their insights into what makes us … More Gratitude: sunset, songs and a dandelion
Today I’m grateful for… The late afternoon sunshine warming my skin. Enjoying reflective time in my own company, alone but far from lonely. Finding that a simple, wordless but heartfelt hug reconnected me to a dear friend I thought I may have lost, and reminded us both that beyond our disagreements and differences lies love … More Gratitude: sunshine & the connecting power of hugs
Today I’m grateful for… Never failing to be moved by the rising of the new day. Falling asleep to the sounds of the ocean. Losing myself in a novel, which used to be a daily occurrence but these days feels like a luxurious indulgence. Feeling loved. The laughing joy of happy children. Kindness.
Today I’m grateful for… Being welcomed with enormous smiles, piles of delicious food and the warmest of greetings into the small, simple home of an Indonesian family in West Java for two nights, and feeling connected in our shared humanity despite our inability to communicate with words and our vastly different lives and contexts. Building … More Gratitude