Look for beauty
With this dark news
be mindful of where you head turns
your ears tune.
A diet of horror
without strengthening them,
leaves you feeling overwhelmed
unable to help
when you can.
moment by precious moment
and turn towards
because we still can
Let me not complain
If I were a pray-er, I would pray: ‘Let me not complain’
Let me not complain about my increased car diesel, heating oil, electricity costs.
Instead I will walk instead of drive
Zoom instead of travel far
Wear an extra layer of clothes to keep warm
Have shorter showers, fewer baths
appreciate the fuel I … Read more
Did religion die?
I went to church as girl. My mum didn’t go, she didn’t like it, she never spoke about why, so instead I went with the neighbours and their children. I sat and said; ‘Peace be with you’ and took the hands of strangers, but never really felt at peace of find the sense of deeper … Read more
Head, hand, heart, earth
I was born learning.
We were all born learning.
A friend who is the deputy head of a large primary and junior school told me sadly that when the children arrive in the education system, they are like sponges; open, curious, questioning, learning is as air. By the time they leave, they are bored, anxious … Read more
‘Do you know of a good health app?’ asks a client.
‘Yes, yes I do’, I say.
It’s called nature.
It teaches you to wake up as it gets light and sleep as it goes dark.
It makes you want to be more active when the days are long and quieter and more restful in … Read more
‘…Your one wild and precious life?’
It is a Tuesday and I have cleared my diary so that I can work in the garden with the man who knows trees.
‘It’s 2/2/22’ chirps the fruit and veg man and we both wonder if we will live to see 3/3/33, what difference will 11 years make.
‘Tell me, what is it you … Read more