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A Symphony In The Dark

August 24th, 2015
This is not just another blog, another poem, or a heart-felt piece of writing. This is my heart. My heart beating on the page, a heart throbbing with love and sorrow, gratitude and pain. You have left a hole so large I’ve fallen in. Your hand will not reach down this time, there is no ... Continue Reading »
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I Don’t Care

June 25th, 2015
I like to think I am a caring person. But this, this is one thing i just do not care about. You can tell me about it a million times over, and again I will look you in the eye and say, I do not care. I actually have a bee in my bonnet about ... Continue Reading »
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All Eyes On Scotland the Brave

September 18th, 2014
I hereby pledge to write an article about Scotland without mentioning haggis, kilts or Mel Gibson, well maybe just haggis which I find nicer than it sounds. What they are deciding in Scotland is serious business, and deserves more than cliches. By the time this article goes live they will likely have already voted and ... Continue Reading »
If you are what you eat, you should definitely avoid chopped liver, waffles and all forms of nuts. Yet we are….what we eat, just as we are what we think. We eat our choices, we live our intentions, and we create our futures with each thought, word and meal. Wendell Berry wrote, “I eat my history ... Continue Reading »
We are a pretty predictable family. We like our routines; our after dinner summer night swims, watching The Voice, Wednesday I go to the local market and library, Thursday is coffee with my parents, Sunday is dog-park day……….yes, our life is rather predictable. Predictable and comfortable. But one of our predictable routines is not comfortable ... Continue Reading »
You know you’re “home” when you feel like crying in a supermarket car park while pushing a shopping trolley loaded with overpriced basics, just because. Just because the moment is perfect and just because it’s all so familiar. I have never lived in this small seaside town before. Five months ago we lived on the ... Continue Reading »
“For introverts, to be alone with our thoughts is as restorative as sleeping, as nourishing as eating. Our motto: “I’m okay, you’re okay—in small doses.” ~ Jonathan Rausch I’m pleased by the recent interest in introverts; both because I AM one and because it’s helped to dispel some myths about introverts. Being an introvert is ... Continue Reading »
She leads me to the top of the headland, to the highest point. If we just go over this way you will see it she urges. What? I ask. See what? All of life, she answers, hurrying me along. Come on come on! So I do, hurry- for how can I possibly miss all of ... Continue Reading »
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The Time Is Always Now

March 25th, 2014
This is it. Smell it, listen to it, feel it. This is life, happening all around you. The gentle sounds that fill the air, the aromas and energies that fill your senses. Inhale it all. Immerse yourself in this moment like salt in an immense ocean; when you are fully present, time and space dissolve ... Continue Reading »
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Daydream Believer

March 24th, 2014
I am well aware that what I’m about to say will make me sound like a crotchety old woman. But, I’ve been called worse, so I’ll continue. Perhaps it’s because I feel left out, a little jealous or have an unhealthy need to be the center of everyone’s attention- but I have absolutely no idea ... Continue Reading »
I hear it throughout my day at random times. I’ll be hanging the washing, writing an article, sipping tea. Making a call, working, running out the door, being important, or simply staring. And there she suddenly is, right there- in my head when I wasn’t thinking of her at all. A connection waiting for my ... Continue Reading »
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Instant Or Fresh Brewed

September 18th, 2013
I got 45 years into my life before I discovered the power of coffee, aka enlightenment. A well placed cup of coffee can completely change my outlook. As someone wise said, “Coffee doesn’t ask questions. Coffee understands.” Because I “found” coffee in Europe, I began my new life under coffee’s spell as a coffee snob. ... Continue Reading »
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For Fast Relief, Slow Down

September 17th, 2013
We live in a world where, as Carrie Fisher said, “Even instant gratification takes too long.” Speed is a drug, and the need for speed is a mindless addiction too. We only occasionally catch ourselves racing through life and wonder why, like when we’re behind a slow driver (ie someone driving the speed limit), get ... Continue Reading »
Do you ever say or do things that comes back to bite you?  Maybe a flippant promise, an idle threat or a careless commitment. You shoot yourself in the foot with your own words, and set yourself up for a lose/ lose. You either break your word or compromise your integrity. We all do it ... Continue Reading »
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Checking Your Mindset

July 31st, 2013
“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” ~ Steve Maraboli Emerson said something so profound about the power of your mindset. He said, To different minds, the same world is a hell and a heaven. Its so true. One day I’m working out and it feels like bliss. The ... Continue Reading »

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