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Transitions: Hard but still beautiful

03 Jul 2015 / 2 Comments / in Happiness, loss, Silence

It takes an enormous amount of courage to change the status quo. To step out of one kind of life into another, leaving behind not just the hard and difficult, but the beautiful and fun and happy. It’s easy to run from a burning building; far harder to leave a garden than once was your […]

Something Important I Need to Keep Reminding Myself

13 Nov 2010 / 2 Comments / in Me, myself & I, Silence

  “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.” – Viktor Frankl

quick post (because i’m still nanowrimo-ing): On Peace and Powerlessness

09 Nov 2010 / 2 Comments / in anxiety, Family, love, Motherhood, Silence

I’m not feeling as peaceful as I’d like to. Things that help me feel peaceful include deep breathing, yoga, swimming, beach walks, gardening and getting enough sleep. Also, when I feel connected to people I love (my son, G, family, friends) then I feel a measure of peace. I’m not feeling too peaceful at the moment […]

a quote and some spiritual stuff.

15 Sep 2010 / 12 Comments / in Books, God, Me, myself & I, Silence

It seems to me more and more that to believe in any form of God is becoming passé – it’s like if you have a brain why would you even admit to wondering if perhaps there might be some higher power

On silence & solitude, and the avoidance of them

15 Aug 2010 / 7 Comments / in anxiety, Me, myself & I, Silence

This blog post is dedicated to my favourite radio station which refused to play this morning, and to my son who is not here today