Category Archives: Simpler

Easter – what does it mean for you?

I have adapted this from a blog I wrote a few years ago while living on a boat in Greece, it still resonates for me today? Easter was a lovely simple affair, in Greece they don’t go in for the massive commercial take-over of every religious festival like we do in the UK. It’s so

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Why I don’t wear a poppy and how there are more permanent ways to honour and respect those who have lost their lives or suffered through war.

“I felt then, as I feel now, that politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder.” Harry Patch Today many will have been involved in commemorating the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian

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What do you need?

If we have full bellies, a roof over our head, clothes on our back and some free time plus access to more of the same, then I believe we live in a state of privilege. If we also live in a country that is democratic (though some may dispute that now here in the UK!)

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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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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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Doing what we love late at night – not good!

I woke up feeling groggy, a bit negative and somewhat overwhelmed this morning. Why? I got carried away and spent far too long and late working on my website last night and consequently I woke several times during the night thinking about sliders, wording, blog posts etc.  What I realise happened is that I was

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Change Is Always Possible

Listen to Your Body

An interesting turn of events has happened which made me think quite a lot about my relationship with my body. I mentioned on my Facebook page that I’d had the idea that I could try skiing again. I started doing some training for it and was doing well increasing my exercises by a few each day. My

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The Simple Version

The Simple Version

A few years ago my therapist asked me, “What is the simpler version of this?” Honest to goodness my mind sizzled as it tried to compute the very idea…………simple version? It was a jaw dropping thought to consider there could even be such a thing. I can’t remember the content of our conversation but I

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View of Loch Creran

View From My Chair

We travel the world to see amazing things and sometimes fail to notice what is right here where we already are. ME/CFS forced me to stop.  Over the last 5 years it caused me to spend a lot of time sitting in my chair.  At times that was a difficult experience, seeing a world outside that I

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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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