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 […]

Magical Teacup Oracle

“As far as her mom was concerned, tea fixed everything. Have a cold? Have some tea. Broken bones? There’s a tea for that too. Somewhere in her mother’s pantry, Laurel suspected, was a box of tea that said, ‘In case of Armageddon, steep three to five minutes’.” ~ Aprilynne Pike, Illusions   Will you join […]

Today’s expected transformation…

“Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” ~ Bryant McGill, Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life   Today’s the day. Our Soul Sanctuary 2014 retreat starts this morning. A group of hard-working and world-weary women shall walk through the front door, tired and in […]

A Day Just For Me

“Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel.” ~Eleanor Brownn   I’ve designated a day of rest. Today I have no agenda, no chores to do, and nowhere to be. I’ll leave the […]

A Gentle Morning at the Farm

“Every morning was a cheerful invitation to make my life of equal simplicity, and I may say innocence, with Nature herself.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Walden   Autumn is a magical time at our farm. Gentle showers soak the ground during the night, and in the morning thick mist wraps itself around the mountains. As the sun burns […]

Listening to the Universe…

“Part of doing something is listening. We are listening. To the sun. To the stars. To the wind.” ~ Madeleine L’Engle, Swiftly Tilting Planet   I came home to our little farm tonight. As we drove down the dirt road that leads to our front gate a great weight fell from my shoulders, and I realised that I […]

Ten Ways to find ‘Me’ Time

“There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.” ~ Sarah Dessen, Just Listen   No matter how committed we are the love and care of others, no matter how much is on our […]

What to do if you’re on your own at Christmas

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.”  ~ Mother Teresa   Christmas isn’t always an easy time. In fact it can be one of the hardest holidays of the year. Not every family is close, you might be a long way from home, some families are small – there might be […]

My Lazy Sunday

“A Sunday well-spent brings a week of content.” ~ Proverb I had intended to come up with something fabulous for today’s blog. But the truth is all I can think about is making a pot of tea, cracking my knuckles, and sitting down to work on my pirates and fairies story. It’s one of my favourite things […]

Self Care isn’t Selfish

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” ~ Deborah Day   A friend of mine has finally taken time out from her crazy over-giving-to-everyone-else-but-herself life to focus on her health. She’s run herself ragged, and her poor body […]

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