Isn’t it strange how the lives of others can sometimes affect our own? A friend of mine recently had a ‘milestone’ birthday, which got me thinking and reassessing my life in lots of ways, probably because I too will be experiencing one of those ‘milestone’ birthdays, soon! Anyway, there’s no denying it, I’ve recognised lately … Continue reading How I Changed My Feelings About My Body
I have chased many dreams throughout my life, some have been purposeful and fun and others, well I suppose you could describe them as more nondescript – Some may say based on illusion, I prefer to think of them as learning footsteps, challenges from within, more seeking the real me or my purpose to being … Continue reading Chasing Your Dreams v Being a Mother
I’ve been decluttering my home and my attic recently, and I never realised how much stuff I had accumulated. It became quite clear that when there had been no obvious real home for each item or the kids had outgrown something still in good condition, yes, you guessed it; I’d just stored it in the … Continue reading Clutter, is it ever plain and simple, and just clutter?
Strange how we often feel the need to take 'stock' of our lives, especially when we begin to feel that we don't have full control, or when we suddenly notice that life is filled with uncomfortable things - the things that we find ourselves noticing and would prefer not to have to deal with. Like when you realise its … Continue reading Being Thankful
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After reading one of the newsletters that I receive regularly I found myself thinking and reflecting - I'd woke about 6 this morning, and everyone was still sleeping, so after taking the time to view the beautiful, calm, blue sky through my living room window and feel thankful for all the opportunities that today may … Continue reading Just Thinking…
Mother's Day is always a special day, a time for families and for sharing love and appreciation. This year was a little different for our family as it was the first Mother's Day without Mum. Strange but I found myself really reflecting on something that I suppose one takes for granted. Last year we all … Continue reading Acknowledging My Appreciation
Well, I have just finished reading an inspired book written by a special woman whom I have gotten to know in the virtual realms via our mutual participation in the Jack Canfield course. Pat Balvanz shares her perceptions of the dynamics of life and the personal growth of women who are experiencing life changes both internal and external as … Continue reading Never Too Late to Bloom by Pat Balvanz
What do you think about yourself? Do you treasure and nurture yourself? Are you kind to yourself, or do you constantly put yourself down..without even thinking about it?...Go on take a moment or two to think about it..Be honest with yourself...When was the last time you said something encouraging or nice to yourself, or is … Continue reading The Value of YOU
After a busy few hours attending to some further organisation of my family's participation in a very special fundraising charity event, (well, all the female members that is). I found myself quietly reflecting this evening, exploring within myself the motivation that led to our volunteering to walk some 8 miles in a charity walk. When I first suggested the idea … Continue reading The Power of Gratitude
As you move through my pages you will hear and see lots about positive affirmations, they are a major source of personal strength for me. I use them everyday to cultivate a strong and positive confidence and to help direct my life. The powerful journey that I follow, is a consistent winding pathway with many forks, … Continue reading Positive Affirmations and Gratitude – Is there a connection?
Wasn't having a good evening, strange really because I'd had a good afternoon, spent quality time with my Dad, but came home and found myself really aggrieved with my husband. It was a past issue, something that I obviously hadn't put to rest. It welled up inside of me and before I could blink I was filled … Continue reading When You Thought You Had forgiven, but…
Please forgive the silence of my blog over the past few weeks we have just recently laid my wonderful mother to rest. After a very long arduous journey and all her suffering our prayers were answered and Mum passed very peacefully. I've searched within myself to try and make sense of it all and reflection has helped … Continue reading Forgive the Silence