Love and other Glorious Possibilities – Monday Oracle 16 November 2020

“I dwell in possibility…” Emily Dickinson Hello, Lovelies, November energies bring renewed optimism, connection and flow. It’s a month for spiritual pilgrimages, soul work and opportunity. Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that this oracle card from the  CELTIC LENORMAND brings us this week. The CELTIC LENORMAND, with its beautiful Pagan and Celtic themes, is written […]

Valentine’s Chocolate Oracle Of Love

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

When Love Comes To Town

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my […]

Hugs, Cuddles & Cups Of Tea

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” Stephanie Perkins As you are reading this my plane is landing. As you are reading this I am pulling myself out of my seat and gathering my bags and trying to walk SLOWLY through immigration and customs, […]

Why Tough Love Might Be Your Answer

“Hope is important. It allows you to survive.But there’s a point where tough love is required if you want to change.Action is necessary. It allows you to live.” ~ Brittany Burgunder You know it. You KNOW when something’s a problem. On some level you know it, even though you might be in denial, even though you might […]

Dear Haters, I Love You and I Forgive You

“The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.” ~ Stephen Kendrick I had a laugh with my sister yesterday. ‘Oooh,’ she said, ‘you blogged a recipe!’ We both knew what that meant. […]

Just Be Kind, Okay?

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” ~ Desmond Tutu Hey, Lovely! Can you do me a favour? Be kind to yourself today. Be kind to those you meet. Smile. Give encouragement, or a compliment. Even if your own road is hard, or […]

I’m Not Ashamed

When I was first diagnosed with neurological incontinence (which comes and goes in me – I last had an attack a few years ago!) I looked everywhere for information and found almost none. It’s something no-one talks about.

I’m Stepping Away From Work For A Few Days

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like […]

Why Being ‘Nice’ Can Be Poisonous To Your Soul

“Share your weaknesses. Share your hard moments. Share your real side. It’ll either scare away every fake person in your life or it will inspire them to finally let go of that mirage called “perfection,” which will open the doors to the most important relationships you’ll ever be a part of.” ~ Dan Pearce Lovelies, today I […]

Valentine Chocolate Oracle for Manifesting Love!

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”~ Dr. Seuss Valentine’s Day has a wonderful sentiment – that we should celebrate love and lovers, that we should name the emotions that often sit silent in our heart. But why have just one day for the […]

Nicole Cody’s Christmas Gift Oracle ~ For You With Love!

“Your personal truth is your gift to the world.” ~ Jennifer Elisabeth Hello Lovelies, So here we are – another Christmas is upon us. It’s a joyful time for some, and a trying time for others, and I wanted to acknowledge that, and to remind you that there is always a place here at my table for […]

Navigating Christmas Without A Loved One

“You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s […]

Small Acts Of Kindness – We Need More Of Them!

“Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.“ ~ Mark Twain   Small acts of kindness ease our burdens. They remind us that we are loved and that there is still hope and goodness in the world. Don’t ever underestimate the gift of small acts of kindness.  A simple phone […]

Things to be thankful for…

“Take time daily to reflect on how much you have. It may not be all that you want but remember someone somewhere is dreaming to have what you have.” ~Germany Kent This morning I’m counting my Blessings. Such a simple thing to do, and it always makes me feel richer. I like to count them […]

Why Kindness And Goodness Matters

“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.”  ~ Roy T. Bennett Life can be a difficult ride, and each of us at times will know pain, trouble, loneliness and struggle. That’s […]

A Week For Love, Magic and Miracles – Monday Oracle 10 September 2018

“All of us need to be in touch with a mysterious, tantalizing source of inspiration that teases our sense of wonder and goads us on to life’s next adventure.” ~  Rob Brezsny   Hello, Lovelies! September is a month for adventuring and travel. It’s a month for exploring new lands, or undiscovered parts of ourselves. […]

The Energies of March– 2018

“Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”  ~  Lady Gaga Hello, Lovelies  March is a month for relationships, commitment to what matters to us, and for being unapologetically ourselves. The more we stay true to ourselves in March the more we will be […]

Valentine Cupcake Oracle – A Reading for Love!

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”  ~Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Valentine’s Day has a wonderful sentiment – that we should celebrate love and lovers, that we should name the emotions that often sit silent in our heart. But why have just one day for the celebration of love?  Why not […]

Blog Cancelled Due to Romance

3d illustration image by Quince Media “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.“ ~ Elizabeth Gilbert   Today is my 18th Wedding Anniversary. Ben’s been joking that you don’t serve that much time for murder! Bless him… Anyway, today I’m […]

It’s a day of Family First for me!

“I don’t care about whose DNA has recombined with whose. When everything goes to hell, the people who stand by you without flinching–they are your family.”  ~  Jim Butcher   Ben drove us to the city yesterday so I could finally have some decent internet connection. We’d planned a million things for the next few days […]

50 Things I’ve Learned From 50 Years of Life

“A happy birthday this evening, I sat by an open window and read till the light was gone and the book was no more than a part of the darkness. I could easily have switched on a lamp, but I wanted to ride the day down into night, to sit alone, and smooth the unreadable page with the […]

Circles of Stones

“I live my life in growing orbits which move out over this wondrous world, I am circling around God, around ancient towers and I have been circling for a thousand years. And I still don’t know if I am an eagle or a storm or a great song.”  ~  Rainer Maria Rilke   Yesterday, one […]

How To Ask For A Sign

“The Universe sets out little signposts for us along the way, to confirm that we’re on the right path.”  ~  Michelle Maisto   This week’s energies are supportive of connection, communication, signs, breakthroughs and synchronicities (you can read more about that here). But how do you ask for a sign? I recommend that you ask […]

Love-bombed! A lesson in trust…

“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.” ~ Thomas Merton   On Monday I wrote a blog post about the energies of the week ahead. (If you missed it you can catch up here.) It took a lot of effort […]

The Energies of May – 2017

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” ~ Amelia Earhart   Hello, Lovelies Breathe a sigh of relief. May is here with her gentle heart-nurturing energies, after the upheavals, revelations and hard work of April. We’ve identified or faced the difficult stuff, and now […]

Vale, Tony, my precious friend

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people […]

A Very Quiet Anniversary

“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your […]

Unexpected Gifts – Nurse Bert!

“Acts of Kindness: A random act of kindness, no matter how small, can make a tremendous impact on someone else’s life.” ~ Roy T. Bennett   It’s been a hard few weeks, with the loss of our precious dog Bert. It’s also been rough because I am still fighting the antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that I […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 16 January

“Grief does not change you… It reveals you.” ~ John Green Hello, dear friends! I apologise that today’s post is late in coming. In fact I was unsure if I would even be able to write it at all. But here it is. Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the […]

The Strange Dream

“Dreams are today’s answers to tomorrow’s questions.” ~ Edgar Cayce   I had the strangest dream last night. A dream that seemed less like a dream and more like a garden party. My grandfather was there, handsome and charming as ever. Dressed in his best summer nautical whites. My grandfather passed away some years ago. […]

Christmas Gift Oracle For You!

“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through!”   ~ Author Unknown   Will you join me for a cup of tea so I can give you a little Christmas present? Here’s the tea. Come sit with me and let me tell you how glad I am to have you in […]

See How Our Grid Has Grown…

“Think about our bodies. We’re a chain of veins and organs and they’re all interconnected. If something isn’t going right in one area, the whole system can get out of whack. That’s the way I see the world. We’re all connected. I don’t see myself as this separate entity. I see things in a much […]

Moonlight Meditation and Old Tree Energy

“It was the kind of moon that I would want to send back to my ancestors and gift to my descendants so they know that I too, have been bruised…by beauty.” ~ Sanober Khan   I’m late posting today, because I was up so late last night. Lats night I sat in meditation in a […]

Today, I’m Off The Grid…

“While you’ll feel compelled to charge forward it’s often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you are and what you truly seek.” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru   I’m bone tired. Lots going on and an action-packed weekend so soon after my surgery meant that this was bound to happen – that I’d wake […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 21 November

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV “Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo […]

Some Early Reflections on Death

“Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” ~ Helen Keller   Hello, friends. Welcome to my Wednesday series on Death and Dying. This week, I’ll kick off the series by discussing some […]

A Short Blog Series on Death and Dying

“I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t […]

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 24 October 2016

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson   Hello Lovelies, Here’s this week’s oracle card and my take on the energetic outlook for the days ahead. I’ve chosen the Harmony card from the Osho Zen Tarot deck. Take a big breath in. Breathe out. Relax into it. Relax […]

The Very Valid ‘Not Coping’ Style of Coping

“It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience. But then when I grew up I found that life handed you these rusty bent old tools – friendships, prayer, conscience, […]

Ghosts In My Kitchen

“If God had intended us to follow recipes, He wouldn’t have given us grandmothers.” ~ Linda Henley   I made soup yesterday. It was a simple soup. A humble soup. It needed to be. I was so sore. So tired. Fevered. But dinner had to be made, and I wasn’t going to eat junk. Or toast […]

Stormbirds

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia   I heard a stormbird yesterday, just after dawn. It’s so early in the season […]

This Dawning Day

“Veil after veil of thin dusky gauze is lifted, and by degrees the forms and colours of things are restored to them, and we watch the dawn remaking the world in its antique pattern.” ~ Oscar Wilde   I woke earlier than usual today. 3am. The night air was cold, the comforter pulled right up […]

An Update from Nicole

“Life can be like a roller coaster with its ups and downs. What matters is whether you are keeping your eyes open or closed during the ride and who is next to you.” ~ Ana Ortega   Hi, Lovely Friends. You may have noticed I’ve been absent for a few days. I’ll be honest in […]

Should You Ride In On Your White Horse And Save Them?

“I find the best way to love someone is not to change them, but instead, help them reveal the greatest version of themselves.” ~ Steve Maraboli   Recently I received a message on facebook that I thought it was worth answering here on my blog. Random Question – What does one do with the compulsive […]

What Happens When Someone Believes In You

“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it’s enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich   Memoir is a funny thing for taking you walking into places you would rather not remember. I was thinking, last night, of […]

The Quiet Calm of Morning Meditation

“Silence is the great teacher and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence.” ~  Deepak Chopra   I have a regular meditation practice that has stretched now for over thirty […]

Day 4 – Oracle Card Challenge

“When you concentrate your energy purposely on the future possibility that you aspire to realize, your energy is passed on to it and makes it attracted to you with a force stronger than the one you directed towards it.” ~ Stephen Richards   My Primary Love Relationship This question will mean different things to different […]

A Message Just For You!

“Sometimes, I wish my table stretched far enough that I could invite you all here for afternoon tea, cupcakes and hugs.” ~ Nicole Cody   Today, all I really want to say is Thank You. Thank you for being my friend. Thank you for all of your love and support. Thank you for reading. Thank you […]

The Jesus God Mary Sky

“Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.” ― حافظ   When I lived in the Kimberley many years ago, we would often experience the most amazing skies on a routine basis. One very early morning, […]

Help Me Honour Mr Mac This ANZAC Day

  “Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ~ Marcus Aurelius   Today is ANZAC Day in Australia – a day where we stop to remember the fallen – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps of the Great War –  and all of the service men and women who have […]

Quiet, Tea and Dogs

“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour — such […]

A Last Charge for Some Special Stones

“One is not loved accidentally; one’s own power to love produces love – just as being interested makes one interesting. People are concerned with the question of whether they are attractive while they forget that the essence of attractiveness is their own capacity to love. To love a person productively implies to care and to […]

2016 – The New Energy of Connection and Disclosure

“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” ~ Fred Rogers   Since early this year […]

A Special Christmas Altar for Healing and Remembrance

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ~ Rose Kennedy “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~ Thomas Campbell   Christmas […]

What Love Looks Like

“Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove. O no, it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wand’ring bark, Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.” (Sonnet 116)” ~ William Shakespeare, Shakespeare’s Sonnets […]

Pretzels and Early Morning Strolls

“I can’t think of anything that brings me closer to tears than when my old dog—completely exhausted after a hard day in the field—limps away from her nice spot in front of the fire and comes over to where I’m sitting and puts her head in my lap, a paw over my knee, and closes […]

A Morning Walk

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal […]

In My Happy Place!

“The cure for anything is salt water — sweat, tears, or the sea.” ~ Isak Dinesen   My Soul Sanctuary Retreat begins today. Before my work begins, before my week kicks off, I have this. The beach, the dawn, the rising sun, the smell of salt and the foam of waves. I have my husband’s […]

There Was No Blog Post This Morning Because… Life

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~ Leo Buscaglia   I’d had every intention of blogging early this morning, as I usually do. As I’ve missed […]

It’s Phone A Friend Day

“True friends walk in when the rest of the world has walked out.” ~ Walter Winchell There’s no great governing body that has declared today Phone A Friend Day. No. Sorry. It’s just me. But still, I think it’s a good idea, and I hope you pay attention and adopt this worthy challenge. In a […]

Sometimes The Best Way to Honour The Dead is to Celebrate

“We’re all ghosts. We all carry, inside us, people who came before us.” ~ Liam Callanan, The Cloud Atlas My beloved Nana would have turned one hundred yesterday. She passed three years ago, and I find myself missing her more as time goes on. We had a very special connection, and I still talk with […]

Every Bead A Prayer

“What is a teacher? I’ll tell you: it isn’t someone who teaches something, but someone who inspires the student to give of her best in order to discover what she already knows.” ~ Paulo Coelho, The Witch of Portobello     You may remember that at the very beginning of my Retreat preparation I made […]

When Crystals Break…

“We had entered an era of limitlessness, or the illusion thereof, and this in itself is a sort of wonder. My grandfather lived a life of limits, both suffered and strictly observed, in a world of limits. I learned much of that world from him and others, and then I changed; I entered the world […]

The Love In Every Detail

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius   I’m putting the final preparations together for my Beginners Channeling Intensive Retreat this week. It’s called an ‘intensive’ for a reason. It’s a big course, and it takes a lot of commitment – from me, […]

A Big Few Days…

“It never rains, but it pours.” ~ Old English Proverb   Forgive me. This post is late in coming. Or early. Depending on how you look at it. You see, we had just returned home to the farm to catch our breath when Ben became unwell. Unwell gave way to a difficult night, a worsening of […]

Reflections From A Cancer Clinic Waiting Room

“From even the greatest of horrors irony is seldom absent.” ~ H.P. Lovecraft, Tales of H.P. Lovecraft A small family cluster of us sat endlessly in the waiting room of a cancer clinic yesterday. It was a busy place, at a busy hospital. On the way to the clinic, we’d passed a young woman who […]

Sometimes You Don’t Need Solutions, You Just Need To Be Heard

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” ~  Leo Buscaglia   Ben and I met a close girlfriend for coffee yesterday. We’re each going through quite a […]

You’re Stronger Than You Think

“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~ Lao Tzu I remember once, ten or so years ago, sitting in the carpark of a hospital. At the time my husband was working overseas, run ragged by the […]

Being There For Loved Ones

“It is only in our darkest hours that we may discover the true strength of the brilliant light within ourselves that can never, ever, be dimmed.” ~  Doe Zantamata Hello Lovelies, Our family is going through some big stuff right now. Being there for my family is taking almost all of my time, and pre-occupying all […]

Everything Will Wait, Except The Things That Can’t

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey   Illness has taught me many things. One of them is that most things can wait. Strangely, it has also shown me that […]

A Not-Unexpected Delay in Plans

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.” ~  Mark Buchanan   There has been a lot of resting going on in our house just now. Harry, home from the vet and minus his big broken molar, needs plenty of rest. He’s content to lie […]

The Bucket Of Shame

“What strange creatures brothers are!” ― Jane Austen Bert has a significant wound under his jaw right now after surgery to remove a grass seed that had caused a huge abscess and infection. There are about twenty-five stitches, but in a place he can’t reach. The vets thought he’d be fine and didn’t place a dressing […]

The Glorious Journey of Our Love Mala

“The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Four

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~ Marcel Proust   Welcome to Week Four of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and asking you to pen a short (or long!) letter to someone, […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week Two

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.” ~ John Holmes   Welcome to Week Two of my Letter Writing Challenge. For six weeks, every Monday, I am posting a theme and ideas, and […]

Those Misleading Rainbow Flags

“We can either emphasize those aspects of our traditions, religious or secular, that speak of hatred, exclusion, and suspicion or work with those that stress the interdependence and equality of all human beings. The choice is yours.” ~ Karen Armstrong, Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life “When I was 13 years old, my beautiful mother […]

An Extra Healing Meditation

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.” ~ Charles Dickens   Tonight I’m performing a special two-hour healing meditation, using the Love Mala I made earlier in the month. The purpose of tonight’s meditation is to help in the release of patterns of thought and behaviour that have limited […]

Letter Writing Challenge – Week One

“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.” ~ Lewis Carroll “The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” ~ Oscar Wilde   Welcome to Week One of my Letter Writing Challenge. Over the next six weeks, every Monday, […]

Helping Milly Dog

“Petting, scratching, and cuddling a dog could be as soothing to the mind and heart as deep meditation and almost as good for the soul as prayer.” ~ Dean Koontz   When I do my psychic consultations I always encourage people to bring photos if they want to ask about loved ones, and every so […]

Join Me For A Letter Writing Challenge?

“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” ~John Donne “Only write to me, write to me, I love to see the hop and skip and sudden starts of your ink.” ~ A.S. Byatt, Possession “Harry picked it up and stared at it, his heart twanging like a giant elastic band. No one, ever, in his whole […]

The Long Drive Home

“When anybody honks at me in traffic, I blush, wave, and shout, “Thanks for being a fan.” Being a celebrity is a 24/7 thing.” ~ Jarod Kintz   It was a slow trip from the country to the city yesterday. It didn’t take long to pack the car, but the detours and delays, they were […]

It’s Finished – Our Mala of Love

“Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov “It does not matter how long you are spending on […]

Mala Update

“The inner voice is something which cannot be described in words. But sometimes we have a positive feeling that something in us prompts us to do a certain thing. The time when I learnt to recognise this voice was, I may say, the time when I started praying regularly.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi   I’ve been […]

Mala of Love

“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi   I meditate twice a day; once in the morning when I first wake up – at around 4am, and once in the evening before I go to bed. This has been […]

Balancing Act

“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralysed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.” ~ Rumi, The Essential Rumi   Occasionally things happen which give my world a good […]

What To Do With Monsters Under The Bed

“The thing under my bed waiting to grab my ankle isn’t real. I know that, and I also know that if I’m careful to keep my foot under the covers, it will never be able to grab my ankle.” ~ Stephen King, Night Shift   I love that quote above by Stephen King about monsters, […]

The Importance of Meeting for Coffee

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”  ~ Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey   I was talking to a friend on the phone yesterday. She’s like so many of my friends right now. Exhausted. Overwhelmed. A […]

A Social Kind Of Day

“In Ireland, you go to someone’s house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you’re really just fine. She asks if you’re sure. You say of course you’re sure, really, you don’t need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don’t need a ting. Well, she […]

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 […]

A Busy Night

“When the world is itself draped in the mantle of night, the mirror of the mind is like the sky in which thoughts twinkle like stars.” ~ Khushwant Singh, Delhi   It’s a short blog today. Sorry. I was up most of last night talking with a client whose daughter was involved in a horrendous […]

My Day’s Best Medicine

“Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.” ~ George Gordon Byron   There is one thing Lyme has taught me that is well worth sharing. Some of the best medicine isn’t prescribed by a doctor. Here’s some of my favourite medicine. The smell of pine trees and sunshine. Posies of sweet little flowers from […]

A Little Taste of Our Sanctuary

“Each positive thought is your refuge and your sanctuary, where in that thoughtful moment, you are safe.” ~ Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life   It’s our final day of the 2014 Soul Sanctuary Retreat, and I thought I’d share just a tiny part of what we’ve been doing. We’ve come […]

Musings on Early Morning Magic

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ~ W.B. Yeats   I am sitting on the veranda of my retreat bedroom, looking out over the quiet, still bay. It’s cool this morning, and cloudy. A ribbon of pink light is beginning to colour the sky, slowly growing […]

The Power of Sharing Our Shames

“Shame is a soul eating emotion.” ~ C.G. Jung “If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame can’t survive.” ~ Brené Brown   We did something very powerful yesterday, here at our retreat. Earlier in the day we’d been doing some journalling, looking at our triggers and the things […]

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