Author: Mairi

Change Is Always Possible

What a Wonderful World.

I have the very good fortune to have a lovely conservatory and this is where I sat to practice meditation this morning. The sound of the birds tweeting helped call me back to my breath. Our minds love to wander and it is useful to have something to help us return to the here and

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Expectations

Unless we look we may not even see the bars of the cages which confine us the expectations that actually rule our lives. They may be so embedded in us from our childhoods that they have become how we operate in the world. We are no-longer aware of our cage. Layered on top of all

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Change Is Always Possible

Middle of the Night Mind Bending

I love Tara Brach. She has been a companion of mine for the last 5 years or so, though she doesn’t know it. I started listening to her when we were away sailing and while I was recovering from CFS/ME. I used to lie down in my little cabin and listen to podcasts of her

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Walk 14 – The Creagan Inn to North Ardnaclach Farm

I am walking the shoreline of Loch Creran on the West Coast of Scotland. This is a personal challenge which I hope will also be inspiring, you can read more about it here. Dah nah! Glorious sunshine all the way for this one. I began gazing into the crystal clear water of the bay. It

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Raw Recipes

The Food Doldrums Reversed by Raw Inspiration

I hit the food doldrums recently. I’m sure you know the place, it’s when your ability to produce lovely healthy nutritious meals stagnates, stalls or stops altogether. It feels impossible to get any meal together never mind a good one. My yo yo nemesis of becoming too busy, starting to feel tired, ignoring it for a

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 5 – Wounds

Wounds One day lying underneath an oak tree I visit I noticed just how many broken branches it had. All up the length of it’s trunk are the semi rotten stumps of what must have broken a long time ago. There are also some huge limbs missing and others which have bits and pieces broken

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Walk 13 – Creagan Bridge to Creagan Inn

As the crow flies this walk is minuscule however it still took me a couple of hours because I visited the top of all the rocky outcrops on the way. These are all mini islands though the bare rock top of one was so small it is probably awash most high tides. As I left

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 4 – Roots

Roots I have watched the little birch tree in my garden bend and sway in a storm, but I have felt a mighty oak weather one. One day last year the weather matched my mood. A huge storm was raging outside and the one inside felt like it could break me. Family concerns were tearing

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Low Sugar Treats

Following on from last night’s screening of That Sugar Film, as requested, I’m sharing the recipes for the two snacks I brought. Blueberry Bites These are based on a recipe in That Sugar Book called Blueberry Cocoa Clusters. Once you understand the basic recipe you can play around with the ingredients to suite your taste. This

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Lessons From A Tree, Part 3 – Tree Mindfulness

Tree Mindfulness That little birch tree (Lessons From A Tree – Part 2), taught me such a lot as I sat in my chair wondering if I would ever get outside again. Intellectually I understand much of what she has to say but emotionally I often take a while to catch up. Nonetheless there is solace

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