Category Archives: Change

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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Lessons From A Tree, Part 1 – Life Goes On

Life Goes On Almost 20 years ago I was grappling with being told that I had had Clamydia infection. It had so damaged my fallopian tubes I would not be able to get pregnant naturally. A tree helped me to heal. The news that I would never conceive naturally was an enormous shock. As a

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Don’t Give Up

All you history buffs will hopefully understand why I included the photo above but actually it was the photo below, found on Facebook, which compelled me to write this article. I know I am writing as much to remind myself as to encourage you. I need inspired to keep going when times are tough, when

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There is hope.

So….. it all caught up with me this morning. I woke up feeling down and negative. I could feel the whispers of depression-past calling to me, willing me to trash my life.  I wanted to lie down in it’s comfortable familiarity, to surrender to the insistent voice, let it engulf me and tell me just

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Blow Your Own Trumpet – Part Three

After making our lists someone in my group, see Blow Your Own Trumpet – Part One, suggested we blow our own trumpets. “We could read our lists to each other and then tell each other something we are good at or have achieved or are proud of, Blow our own trumpet’s.” Argh! A cringe took

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Change Is Always Possible

Blow Your Own Trumpet – Part Two

Following on from Part One,  I want to encourage us all to blow our own trumpets more. Sitting in that group last week listening to how amazing and talented we all are I marvelled, and I realised these things: We are not being arrogant or self-important when we blow our own trumpet if we are

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Blow Your Own Trumpet – Part One

First thought…………….Cringe!!! So long as we continue to associate blowing our own trumpet with being boastful or big headed, full of ourselves and showing off we will continue to hide, belittle, excuse and minimise who we are and what we are capable of in the world. I belong to a support group which loosely follows

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A Time for Giving Thanks.

I can’t believe how many people wrinkle their noses when I ask if they like this time of year; if they are looking forward to Christmas? “Not really,” they shrug. How sad that we have this opportunity for a mid-winter celebration and yet so many, like me, would rather not be facing it at all.

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Do one thing today

Do One Thing Today

It’s simpler than you may think. As I sat down to mediate this morning I felt heavy,  achey and a bit down.  I was aware of the part of me that wants to give up because it’s all too hard,  that sometimes wants a different life.  She doesn’t want to have to keep doing the

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