Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Dusting off my trail running shoes after ten months in the cupboard, and finding myself completely captivated by the beauty and joy of being out in the forest, with birdsong and the sound of my own footfalls for company. Excited anticipation. Getting lost in deep, contemplative conversation for hours, which always … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… The rich palette of Autumn. Re-committing to the daily practice of Mindfulness, and appreciating the sense of spaciousness this has opened up. Allowing myself space to cry and give room to sorrow. Remembering that there is always time to make different, healthier decisions. Deciding, when something didn’t work out as I’d … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… The earthy, rich, evocative scent of mushrooms. A few hours break from the frenetic pace of getting things done for the pleasure of thinking, learning, engaging and listening. Enjoying my body’s increasing strength, and the joy of movement. Being able to ask for the support I need, rather than pushing myself … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Moments of pure, uncluttered grief, to feel the intensity of how much I miss my beloved mother, and how much she continues to inspire me. Feeling my energy start to shift, however subtly, and knowing that today was an easier day than yesterday. Holding a balance between offering support but maintaining … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Stretching and strengthening stiff muscles before dawn, breathing into the tightness and putting all my focus on relaxing into the movements, and the stillness. Pausing to enjoy the tumultuous, richly-scented delights of my happiest rosebush, which was a thoughtful and much-loved gift. The soothing warmth of lemon, honey and ginger tea. … More Gratitude

Gratitude

Today I’m grateful for… Camaraderie and support, which sometimes take us further than we can manage alone. Watching the sunrise from the road, sharing the moment with hundreds of other runners who are awake to the joy of just being alive, in that moment. Remembering to give someone the benefit of the doubt, and ask … More Gratitude

Gratitude

This week I’m grateful for… Waking to the splendour of dawn, and the delights of an early morning swim to greet the day. Sleeping peacefully to the rhythm of the ocean. Excited anticipation of the many planned adventures and travels in the year ahead. Catching up with a very dear friend, using the convenience of … More Gratitude