After hearing this song this morning, I found myself thinking...Yes, I tell that to my children virtually everyday, that they can be anything they want to be. that there are no limitations on their dreams and their wishes. That they can achieve anything they want to achieve. That they only have to believe it, to … Continue reading Just Thinking…
Day 4 – For the Love of You Our EveryDay Tool-Kit for Love With any job or task we need a set of tools, whether that be physical tools – tools of the trade, such as those of a plumber, a bricklayer, a dressmaker, a baker, and so on, or the day to day … Continue reading Our Every Day Tool-Kit!
I Feel... such an amazing and important emotional experience...How much attention to you give to how you are feeling, in any given moment? Or, do you only notice how you feel when something heartfelt or intense happens? Thinking about how we feel can help guide our day and our life. It can help us focus … Continue reading I Feel…
I HAVE... Everything I need, and its all right here within me. That's right, because its all up to me. Now, I'm not talking about material objects here, no, I'm talking about the way I want to live my life, the way I want to feel, and how I want the world around me to … Continue reading I Have…
Stop for a moment and consider the following statement: I feel most happy when....... What thought springs to mind? Add your thought word to finish the statement, then say it aloud - Use it as an affirming statement today. Oh Yes, and pop your happy words into the comments box...I'd love to know when you're … Continue reading I feel most …….
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
It's a beautiful day in some many ways, and for so many reasons. Its a brand new day, an opportunity for new beginnings, new smiles, new laughter, new memories and new thoughts, and maybe for thoughts of some old memories. Thoughts of cherished memories of cherished people, those we've loved and still love, even … Continue reading Remembering Stength
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
Have you ever felt out of sync? You know what I mean, when you have all good intentions brimming within but also coupled with a lingering shadow of self-doubt. Try as you might it just doesn’t let go, rather it holds on like a smouldering ember, a loveless mass that encroaches and gathers momentum. You’ve … Continue reading Have You Ever Felt Out Of Sync?
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Earlier today I was asked about Vision Boards and how they are working in my life...and that question prompted much thought; and a personal evaluation of their value and place in my life. I joked that I must be addicted to them, but actually there is a truth in that...I love them, they are such a … Continue reading Vision Boards, Fun or ….
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
It's been a while since I sat down and blogged. In fact I hadn't realised how caught up in everyday clutter (and I use that word in its broadest sense) I had become. Strange really because blogging is one of my favourite things to do, there's a calming, relaxing facet to blogging; writing without limit … Continue reading Caught Up In Everyday Clutter
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