Possibility…

  I started a thread of inspiring quotes a while back. Time to resume with this nugget… If I were to wish for anything I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of what can be, for the eye, which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility […] Read more...

Returning to study…what about you?

August is in full swing and soon… …the new academic term will be with us. This threshold was always one I savoured as a child and I relished getting my new stationary and books together, their clean pages a symbol of the possibility that a fresh school year held. Right now I find myself rather […] Read more...

Living from your heart? A gift for you…

  Look what landed in my inbox this morning!     This free e-book, put together by the lovely Louise Gale as part of the heART movement, it pulls together the wisdom of many creative souls (including yours truly), reflecting on how we can live from our hearts. Appropriate for this day of hearts don’t you […] Read more...

For those who need to know they are not alone…

Apologies for those outside the UK who may not be aware that our country is currently engulfed in an enormous scandal and exposure of unchecked power, child abuse, alleged collusion from institutions such as the BBC, NHS and Social Services (read the story here and here) affecting so many people both directly and indirectly. As […] Read more...

How to be an urban earth mother – part one

Over the years I have turned into an urban hippy. I didn’t set out to do it –  no master plan. It just happened, slowly, incrementally. In part, it was due to my exposure to the Waldorf-Steiner movement through two sets of good friends whose children went to Steiner schools. My profession – social work […] Read more...

On being present…

I read “Cry Pain Cry Hope” by Elizabeth O’Connor many years ago, a beautiful gem of a book. This story  has stayed with me and I have retold it many times. “A legend about St. Francis tells that he was hoeing his garden one afternoon when someone asked him to speculate on what he would […] Read more...

Summer in the City

This week, being a tourist in our beloved London. Houses of Parliament from the Abbey Gardens (free to enter, very quiet and peaceful place) Despite recent events just up the road from us, scary and unnerving, we keep …our eyes locked on the overwhelmingly bigger amount of good (see here and here and here) ..our […] Read more...

For the Artist at the Start of Day

  This piece of writing is from “Benedictus: a book of blessings”, by John O’Donohue (see Amazon widget on the right). John is a most beautiful Irish poet and philisopher who died a couple of years ago at the young age of 49. I often listen to recordings of John’s talks while I am making […] Read more...