In relationship, Living life, Opinion, The Self

Love in practice

Love is undefinable. There may be words, strings of words for the wordsmiths among us, shapes and colours for the artists, to describe the expression or impression of love, yet its essence is mysterious and perhaps subjective. One of my favourite quotes of all time, which I have shared here before: “We don't see the… Continue reading Love in practice

Living life, Spirit & Soul, The Self

Acceptance – the choice to begin afresh

We wake each morning to a new day. And each new day, we can choose to begin afresh but, I do not know about you, I tend to see the same things, do similar things… and sometimes experience the same discontent, annoyed by the same matters, aggravated by the same people or situations. As Anais… Continue reading Acceptance – the choice to begin afresh

Being alive, In relationship, Living life, The Self

Connect, get intimate.

I do not know where to begin this post about connection, the topic for #1000Speak for Compassion this month and #BeWow. Ideas swirling through my mind - words and phrases – so here goes. I will begin with the essence of connection which we find so appealing, supportive, enriching, rewarding… this ‘thing’ we call intimacy.… Continue reading Connect, get intimate.

Spirit & Soul, The Self

Cherish your dreams and hopes…

The rain beats down incessantly.  The sky without a hint of blue, grey clouds hovering. The damp in the air sends chills through me, the cold unceasing. Perhaps there is something to be said for synchronicity. So on a day of tears and gloom, I sit down to write about nurturing, seeking to add my… Continue reading Cherish your dreams and hopes…

In relationship, Living life

And the bully?

As I sit down to write about bullying and to be part of the collective voice of #1000Speak on 'Building for Bullying', I can't help but ask, "what about the bully?" Let me say this first up - bullying is unacceptable. It is hurtful, it is harming... it has potential long term effects on those… Continue reading And the bully?

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In relationship, Living life, Spirit & Soul

Practicing compassion #1000Speak

I had left this post rather late for a myriad of reasons. And so when I sat down to begin, my initial thought was ‘how about something quick’ then swiftly followed by ‘it won’t do this post justice’. It would seem I am not one who take shortcuts. So, what to write about compassion –… Continue reading Practicing compassion #1000Speak