Today I’m grateful for… The delicate, magical beauty of fairy lights. Family board games, and my youngest son’s absolute delight and pride at winning our first round of Cluedo. Finding an inspiring new guide to help move me forward by being willing to walk me through the darkness of my past, and realising yet again … More Daily Gratitude: facing demons and breathing in hope
A stormy week it has been at work, with some deeply painful, challenging and difficult moments. It felt appropriate, therefore, to have the working week come to a close in the midst of a spectacular display of torrential rain and pinging hail – hailstones large enough to send me rushing bare-armed into the storm to … More Clearing the air
The killings in Paris last night have left my mind whirling and heart heavy this morning, along with many others around the world. I have found that many comments on social media this morning have felt contrary to my own feelings. I do not see this as “good vs. evil”; I don’t despair of humanity. This … More Tears for Paris
Gentle sun-caress on Autumn-cooled skin, Heart opening to embrace the dawn: I am renewed.
This song makes me want to get up and dance around my office, and my heart is feeling happy today! I have a lovely friend coming over for dinner, my pain levels are greatly reduced today, my energy levels are higher, and hope is returning. Maybe I’ll even start writing again soon, although I have … More Love Generation
The excitement and anticipation of climbing onto an aeroplane for a weekend of new experiences with an old friend has its own unique thrill. Here, in the space between leaving and arriving, I find a moment of calm in which to begin to piece together the past few weeks. The anniversary of my mother’s death … More A Year Has Passed…
I was sitting alone in a café in Amsterdam when I first really noticed the lyrics to Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘Flowers Never Bend with the Rainfall’. The lines that initially struck me were ‘So I’ll continue to continue to pretend My life will never end’ I know that a year before these words would not have … More Musical Introspection