Happiness

Inspired by a post called ‘Things that Make Me Happy’, I was amazed at how many things on her list resonated with me, and thought it would be fun to write my own list! So, since I am stuck in bed with a fractured ankle, and keeping my thoughts on positive things can only assist with … More Happiness

Gratitude

This week I am grateful for… The soothing company of Passenger on the road. A very tough and enjoyable Pilates session well before dawn this morning (my first in many years), finding great satisfaction in feeling my muscles stretch, strain, and still hold me with greater strength than I thought they could. Laughing out loud to myself with … More Gratitude

Gratitude

This week I am grateful for… A wonderful birthday weekend spent with family and loved ones, with just the right mix of winter sunshine, delicious food, adventures, rich autumnal colours, visits to favourite haunts, conversations, exercise, gorgeous gifts, and happy children. My first 5:15am run with a new running group, after which I felt strong, … More Gratitude

My Life Philosophy

(I wrote this yesterday but didn’t get to post it). My sister reposted an article by David Wong, published on the 16th July, entitled A 60 Second Guide to Learning the Awful Truth About Yourself, on facebook. I very seldom click on these things – I don’t believe in ‘quick fixes’ and think most such … More My Life Philosophy

Treasured Connections

Slowly recovering my energy after a week of returning chronic fatigue and intense headaches leading to a medical assessment that my liver and adrenal glands are once again not functioning properly, I headed out for my first run in ten days this afternoon. I follow a similar routine each time I get ready for a … More Treasured Connections

A Year Has Passed…

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…

A Letter

Hi mom, I haven’t written to you since you died, and it suddenly seemed like an important thing to do. I spend time with you in dreams, I think and talk about you all the time, but I don’t talk to you anymore. I don’t have any idea what I want to say, I just … More A Letter