As I strolled towards the boarding gate for the first of four flights taking me to Yaoundé, Cameroon, I felt a skip in my step I haven’t felt for some time. The excitement of traveling somewhere entirely new finally flooded through me, and I found myself unexpectedly grinning, joy bubbling up. My worries about visas, … More Cameroonian Dreaming
Today I’m grateful for… Stepping into the chill winter air to capture the fleeting joy of dawn. Honest conversations, even when they feel uncomfortable and offer no solutions past the simple relief of expression. Falling in love with new songs. New insights, friendships, energy and dreams. Crazy smurf-blue cupcake baking to fulfil my little one’s … More Gratitude
Today I’m grateful for… Dreaming of new ways to approach long-standing challenges, and feeling brave enough to give them another try, even if I fail. Finding unexpected joys and delightful beauty springing up overnight. Being pro-active rather than reactive regarding my health, my body, and my well-being. Emerging long-term aspirations that excite and inspire me, … More Daily Gratitude
Today I’m grateful for… Remembering that however low I feel I am getting knocked down, I’m being given another chance to learn, grow, struggle, and rise up just a little stronger than before. Noticing my reactivity and giving myself space to express it, finding it lift slightly just through the expression. Reminding myself that all … More Daily Gratitude
Today I am grateful for… Space for mourning recently-departed loved ones, dear friends and kind-hearted souls. The fun of playing with photography challenges that provide inspiring themes. Songs to lose myself in. Having a bustling house full of busy children and lovely friends. Remembering that personal growth and learning come in spirals, not circles, and … More Gratitude
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
Waking early from restful sleep, the dawn reminds me to find new courage and fresh perspectives to guide me through the day ahead.