2015 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

“Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ William Jennings Bryan “Ah, Nothing is too late, till the tired heart shall cease to palpitate.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Happy New Year and […]

Power Word Meditation for 2015

“The more of me I be, The clearer I can see.” ~ Rachel Archelaus Today I’ve prepared a short guided meditation to help you to truly connect to your power word for 2015. If you haven’t yet chosen your power word go back and choose it here. If you have a crystal that you’d like […]

Choosing your Power Word for 2015

“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.” ~ Socrates   2015 is almost upon us, and already I can feel the opportunity and potential transformation that this new year brings. Choosing a power word will help me to focus, and make the most of 2015’s energy. Why a power word? I long ago gave […]

The Frog Choir

“Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone’s very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food.” ~ Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith   It’s been a magical few days here at our little farm. We had a […]

A Little Christmas Gift from Me!

“They always gives me bath salts,” complained Nobby. “And bath soap and bubble bath and herbal bath lumps and tons of bath stuff and I can’t think why, ‘cos it’s not as if I hardly ever has a bath. You’d think they’d take the hint, wouldn’t you?” ~ Terry Pratchett, Hogfather   Merry Christmas! Thank […]

My Christmas Eve Gift to Myself

“Just imagine becoming the way you used to be as a very young child, before you understood the meaning of any word, before opinions took over your mind. The real you is loving, joyful, and free. The real you is just like a flower, just like the wind, just like the ocean, just like the […]

Ritual for Connecting with Your Ancestors

“When we have passed a certain age, the soul of the child that we were and the souls of the dead from whom we sprang come and shower upon us their riches and their spells, asking to be allowed to contribute to the new emotions which we feel and in which, erasing their former image, […]

Talking to Dragons

“Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.” ~ Steven Brust, Jhereg   It’s after 3am. An odd time to be posting a blog. Still. I’m wide awake. I might as well stay up now so that I can do my morning meditate soon, as is my daily practice. It’s been one of those nights. The […]

A Lovely Night of Normal

“Become major, Paul. Live like a hero. That’s what the classics teach us. Be a main character. Otherwise what is life for?” ~ J.M. Coetzee   One of the problems of having a chronic illness like Lyme Disease is that so often you end up marginalised in your own life. If you choose to expend […]

Quick Christmas Macadamia Shortbread Recipe

“For centuries men have kept an appointment with Christmas. Christmas means fellowship, feasting, giving and receiving, a time of good cheer, home.”  ~ W.J. Ronald Tucker   This is a super recipe. It’s rich and buttery, and the lovely crispness of the shortbread goes perfectly with a cup of tea. I like their rustic style […]

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