Every time I hit "Publish", I say to myself, I will write more. I will write weekly. Fortnightly. Ok – DEFINITELY monthly… The last time I published was in July. It is now September! What if I elevated writing to be as important as the other commitments, that I DO keep each week… Like the … Continue reading This is what I do on Wednesdays … starting today
Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com on Unsplash I’ve just finished reading “The promise that changes everything” by Nancy Kline. The promise that changes everything…. I won’t interrupt you. Ever since reading this book – I’ve been trying. Really trying. And mostly failing. I console myself – that each conversation is another opportunity to practice. I … Continue reading The promise that changes everything
Photo by Tamara Govedarov on Unsplash Last week I received a nasty email. To say I was upset would be an understatement. I clicked reply. My fingers banging furiously on the keyboard. First, though I deleted her email address - I was having an unedited rant that I knew couldn’t be sent. I then sat on it … Continue reading Hide behind
Photo by Jomjakkapat Parrueng on Unsplash As I push my trolley around the supermarket, the only unmasked faces are babies and toddlers. I smile broadly as I always do yet the blank stares back, remind me that these little ones are trying to make sense of me. Their wide eyes look puzzled and a bit … Continue reading Peek-a-boo
Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash My friend Sue Heatherington, author of the inspiring book Quiet Disruptors and who also publishes daily on her blog, gave me this helpful suggestion regarding writing “… perhaps restart your practice by making baby steps. Just a paragraph a day, in SFD mode, to develop a rhythm”. Sue’s suggestion was the first … Continue reading A paragraph a day…
Photo by Titouan COLOMB on Unsplash It’s as if someone has taken a huge pile and dropped them without care. Yet this ... looks like art. All fragility resting softly on a concrete pathway, the canvas today for this beauty. I thought to myself if this was actual rubbish - not tree debris - this … Continue reading Oh beauty
Having loved Carol E. Hind’s previous book - Petitions from my Heart, A spiritual guide for effective prayers and being a follower and a friend on WordPress for several years, I was keen to purchase Carol's latest book, “Ritual, Routine or Remembrance? - A candid look at Christ’s communion table. In this book, Carol unpacks communion … Continue reading Ritual, Routine or Remembrance?
When I use “just” in a sentence that starts with “Can I just say this one thing?”, what I am hoping to do is to downplay and to a big extent, hide, what is coming next. You hear the words “just… and one thing”, and you could fairly expect that what will follow will be … Continue reading “Just”
Do you want to be like the person you most admire?Maybe someone successful or famous or both?Do you think you would be better if you were more like them?That you would have more value if you had their skills/talents/success? Here’s what author Peter Michaels says in Enough: unlock a life of abundance starting right where … Continue reading You, wonderful YOU
In 2020, I joined Toastmasters. I was inspired by the story of a friend who shared how she had to give a speech at a work conference and afterward, felt so bad that she vowed she would never, ever do “that” again. And then she thought some more… “what if I could learn to speak?” … Continue reading The Joy of S…….