“It is easy to decide on what is wrong to wear to a party, such as deep-sea diving equipment or a pair of large pillows, but deciding what is right is much trickier.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope Hello Lovelies, I promised that during our Journal Challenge I would be having a weekly […]
A Newsy Update and Writing Reminder
“Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Ersatz Elevator This will be quite a newsy post, hence the title. Breaking News and Announcements: Husband Update: Ben […]
Your Strength as a Wounded Healer
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ~ Rumi Have you ever wondered why stuff happens to you? Why you’ve had to suffer, and endure the things you’ve gone through? I have no good answers for the WHY, but I do have some advice based on having suffered and endured on […]
My Poor Sick Boy!
“The world is come upon me, I used to keep it a long way off, But now I have been run over and I am in the hands of the hospital staff.” ~ Stevie Smith, Selected Poems It’s usually me I’m blogging about in a sad state of disrepair, but today it’s about my […]
When I Loved Myself Enough…
“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of […]
Using All The Best Things!
“Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.” ~ Mary Manin Morrissey While I was at university I went to a babysitting job. The family […]
Easy Date, Ginger and Walnut Cake Recipe
“Variety’s the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.” ~ William Cowper What am I doing this morning? Well, as soon as this blog is done I’ll be making a nice cup of tea, cutting myself a slice of this cake and sitting down with my journal for an hour or so. […]
Flowers with your Green Smoothie?
“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” ~ Iris Murdoch Each morning when I venture out to the garden to pick a few herbs or some kale for my breakfast smoothie, I rejoice in the flowers which grow […]
Can You See My Baby Brother?
“For truly we are all angels temporarily hiding as humans.” ~ Brian L. Weiss *Note – all names have been changed to protect the identities of those involved. Last year Beth’s mother brought her along to a session with me because Beth had been insisting on seeing that lady. I need to see that lady. […]
Is it Time to Work Out What’s Holding You Back?
“When we pay attention, whatever we are doing – whether it be cooking or cleaning or making love – is transformed and becomes part of our spiritual path. We begin to notice details and textures that we never noticed before; everyday life becomes clearer, sharper and at the same time more spacious.” ~ R. Fields […]
How Do You Measure Your Progress?
“Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” ~ H. James Harrington Progress is a funny thing. When we’re really tied to […]
Today’s Post Is Short For A Very Good Reason
“We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us […]
Mandarin, Zucchini and White Chocolate Cupcakes
“Baking is like washing–the results are equally temporary.” ~ Patricia Briggs, Raven’s Shadow I experimented with a new cake recipe earlier in the week. But it was so good that it was devoured before I thought to take any photos. So I made it again! In fact, I tested two versions. A straight-up version […]
That Lovely Land Of Rest and Dreams
“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” ~ Edgar Allan Poe, Eleonora Daydreaming. That’s what I’m doing today. Daydreaming has a special magic. It allows you to try on different ideas and realities. It helps you to explore the future in a way […]
No Blog Due to Dinosaur
I am unable to blog this morning, owing to the fact that I am still in bed, trapped under a blue triceratops. Also, Lyme… Sorry, I’ve had a rotten night. And I have one eye that refuses to cooperate. Normal blogging should resume tomorrow.
Want To Get Your Book Written in November?
“Write it. Just write it. Write it on receipts in the car while you wait for your kid to finish their piano lessons, scribble on napkins at lunch with friends. Type on crappy typewriters or borrow computers if you have to. Fill notebooks with ink. Write inside your head while you’re in traffic and when […]
Where’s My Cheese?
“What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?” ~ Bertolt Brecht “Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” ~ G.K. Chesterton, Alarms and Discursions I was sure I put a wedge of cheese on the kitchen bench last night while I was making dinner. I popped outside for a moment to […]
Quick Broth and Oyster Soup
“As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I […]
Why This Psychic Blogs About Cooking!
“No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” ~ Laurie Colwin “If you are careful,’ Garp wrote, ‘if you use good ingredients, and you don’t take any shortcuts, […]
The Magic Of Momentum – How a garden can help you understand money, business and life
“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein There is no better way to explain that magical force of momentum than through the wonders of a spring garden. Whatever you want to understand, a garden is a fabulous teacher. In winter we installed two new garden beds. I would […]
Random Magical Things
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~ Roald Dahl Here’s a collection of random magical things, because it’s Friday, and magic seems appropriate today, don’t you […]
The Parable of The Sacred Plumber
“Anybody who has any doubt about the ingenuity or the resourcefulness of a plumber never got a bill from one.” ~ George Meany “If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a plumber.” ~ Albert Einstein Once upon a time there was a small village, much like every other village everywhere. All of […]
Easy Lemon Yoghurt Syrup Cake
“Mma Ramotswe sighed. ‘We are all tempted, Mma. We are all tempted when it comes to cake.’ That is true,’ said Mma Potokwane sadly. ‘There are many temptations in this life, but cake is probably one of the biggest of them.” ~ Alexander McCall Smith, In the Company of Cheerful Ladies This is a […]
Why You Need A Tribe
A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future, and accepts you just the way you are. ~ Unknown We all need a tribe. A tribe isn’t often the family we are born into. A tribe is a group where we find a spiritual home – a group of people who […]
“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing Over the next four days I’ll be on retreat. Not one I’m running, but one I’m attending. Hopefully I’ll have some phone reception while I’m there, so that I can sneak out a post or […]