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Causeway

My grandma lived on an island and the only way to reach her cottage was over a long causeway. But every childhood visit was heightened by the expectation of making it across. High tide, bad weather, jellyfish blooms-well not really but in my imagination they swarmed-rendered crossing the causeway impassable as it lay beneath the… Continue reading Causeway

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'The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.' Auguste Rodin This quote is so simple and beautiful I wanted to share it. It is a reminder to be present not bystanders in our lives. Our lives are always see-sawing, trying to balance, to find equilibrium and sometimes we… Continue reading

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‘Why not you?’

My brother told me about a conversation he had with my niece. She wants to enter a fiercely competitive field, full of people who seem so much more qualified and suitable for it than her. He stopped her as she talked herself out of it, mid-sentence of self-doubt, mid flourish of the tendency to accept… Continue reading ‘Why not you?’

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The Lotus Effect

Recently I was lucky enough to travel to Cambodia. A long-held dream to visit Angkor Wat and the mighty temple complexes was realised. I came away with my head full of images and stories and truths of a civilisation so sophisticated it staggered me. Along the way I was also swept up in local tours… Continue reading The Lotus Effect

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‘A smile is the beginning of peace.’ Mother Teresa

Are you feeling turbulent? Out of sorts. Not at ease. We all go through those hours, days, weeks or even longer when we just feel like we can’t get it together. No matter how hard we try our tummies churn and our minds leap between self-doubt and disaster. For many years I’ve tried to fight… Continue reading ‘A smile is the beginning of peace.’ Mother Teresa

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The Dangers of Busy Work

“Procrastination is the thief of time.” Edward Young Procrastination is a sneaky thing and you can find yourself doing it without even realising. We all have things we are putting off and I’m giving myself a bit of a shake down because I know I’m procrastinating. When I got my first teaching contract the class… Continue reading The Dangers of Busy Work

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Trust Yourself

You know recently I’ve been second guessing my decisions and worrying over choices I’ve made. From big things to small things that annoying voice of doubt is getting a bit too loud for my liking. And while the inner critic can keep you in check it is not the boss. We are capable people but… Continue reading Trust Yourself

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Share the love

  Celebrate the people you love because who knows when things might change? We can’t help ourselves pushing forward with our own wants and desires but we have to make time for love. Love for partners, family, and friends. Whoever makes your heart crack when you think about missing them. Without giving our love we… Continue reading Share the love

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Perspective

I was at a party on the weekend and was desperate for a glass of water. A lady was standing by the sink sipping on a cocktail and as I turned on the tap she asked me, “What are you doing?” “Having a glass of water. Would you like one?” “Hell no! Have you seen… Continue reading Perspective

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Old Cat

I have a friend who has a cat, Morris. She has had that cat for twenty two years. You’d think he’d be some sort of world record holder but in fact that belongs to Crème Puff who died in Austin, Texas, aged thirty eight! When I went to see her last week I was stuck… Continue reading Old Cat