Ringing the changes
When I turned 50 I wrote a blog about rings, about the stories they tell, about the bonds they weave.
I had 3 rings made from my wedding ring and my mum’s old gold when I got divorced. One ring for each son and one for me, with the intention that I would wear … Read more
I gather in
after the winter’s stone,
I gather mugwort from the village roads.
Feathered purple sage,
thyme’s purple flowers
and parsley’s drooping stars,
hang in my kitchen,
to save the scents of summer,
against the winter chills.
I gather the pearl-grey down
on the dappled morning… Read more
Time has passed
The damson tree which has my back,
Used to be Zap,
My first and most beloved dog who walked,
through death and childbirth,
Loyally at my feet.
The soaring fir trees were neat eggs of topiary,
The lawn was a productive vegetable bed.
The shelves I clear
As I leave
22 years behind… Read more
20 + 20 + 20
It feels as if
The first years of my life was when I was being grown,
First in the womb,
Then it seems I spent 20 years trying to grow myself,
to find my way,
start the path,
which feels like my own.
To hear my … Read more
You are never alone
This has been a tricky week. Death has been in the air and the coaching sessions I have been doing but it was an unexpected visitor to my conversation with Carol Cumber of the Natural Harmony Center.
Carol has one of the dirtiest laughs I know and is playful, naughty, irreverent and fun.
She is … Read more
Turn your face the sun and let the shadows fall behind you
Endorphins are the chemicals which our own body produce which make us feel good. They act like natural opiods in our own body to release stress and reduce pain and to boost pleasure and well-being. These are the drugs which keep us addicted to our phones (the ‘hit’ we get from a text gives us