It continues to be a stressful year for everyone. Many are struggling with isolation, and depression, and anxiety, unable to see an end to the COVID situation. When we can’t change circumstances, all we can do is change our response to those circumstances; and one of the best ways of doing so, is to return … More Still Waters – A Mindful Meditation on YouTube
This short video reminds us to slow the pace of life, let go of anxiety, and enjoy the moment.
Leaden skies and drizzling rain! Yesterday the weather was foul: chilly, wet, and miserable, suited only to cocooning on the sofa with a hot cup of tea – but I needed to walk. A day without exercise is a day of feeling stale, so I struggled into my rain jacket and an old pair … More The Joy of Puddles
My mantra which I try to follow, with varying degrees of success. Love beauty But do not cling Denounce evil But do not feed your anger Watch the world without attachment Let life slip lightly through your hands. It’s important to recollect who we are, when so much is wrong and there is great suffering.
I have been a mother for more years than I care to count, but I was never The Mother until today. What do I mean by that? Well, let me take you on a little journey and I’ll explain. Many years ago, while meditating, I felt my heart centre open; it was a very physical … More I Am The Mother Now
Many years ago, an Australian group called Mississippi released a song called “Kings of the World”. It caught my fancy and I have often had cause to think of the lyrics, never more so than at the present moment, in the wake of the American elections. The waves of fear and anger unleashed by the … More Make Way for the Kings of the World
I love baths, for their meditative, calming quality, and find that relaxing in the warm water allows creative ideas to present themselves – a new melody for a composition, perhaps a plot refinement for my novel, the subject of a painting. This morning I listened to a favourite CD, featuring cello and classical guitar. There … More Life Music
I have just returned from a pleasant few days in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. The Tweed Valley is quite magical, formed, as it is, from the caldera of a monstrous volcano and fringed with oddly shaped peaks – volcanic plugs, remnants of once-towering mountains. Their beauty is evident and infinitely beguiling, but … More Beauty in unexpected places
Yesterday my beloved little cat, Mme Pouqui, died peacefully in my arms. It was indicative of her beautiful nature that she purred until her last breath, her eyes on mine, and slowly drifted away, leaving me alone with the hollowness of grief. I have worked with death and dying for many years in a professional … More Of Grief and Blue Birds
It’s been a little while since I blogged. As a matter of fact, I’m in a holding pattern at the moment, poised on the edge of I know-not-what. I’m making a bit of jewellery, fiddling about with sketch pads and adding notes to the outline of my next novel, but there is no defined path, … More Waiting