Category Archives: Family

Mindful moment: look a little closer

Through the window this rather grey, damp morning, this…

Mindful moment: look a little closer; Lizzie Carver, Reiki & NLP…but, if you look a little closer, you will see…

Mindful moment@ Snowdrop leaves, 3 Jan 2015…very small, but definitely pushing through the earth and leaf debris, are two small clumps of snowdrop leaves.  (Ignore the straggly, brighter green leaves and look for the shorter, more grey-green ones.)  These are very special snowdrops because they came from my mother’s home.  I remember my step-father digging them up “in the green” (when they had finished flowering but before the leaves died back) and in the years since I planted them, in two clumps, they have established and crept quietly to form new, smaller colonies.

I love this living link with people who are no longer here and a place that is no longer accessible.

And I especially love these delicate flowers that defy winter’s worst efforts and push through to share their beauty with those of us who take a moment or two to look.

“Posturing” can also be this…

Words can be very confusing when they are adopted into jargon… “Posturing” has unfortunate connotations of preening; pretending to be something one is not; posing.  But moving past these, the meaning of “posturing” as used by Anna’s eye surgeon is more literal and involves keeping a face-down posture for 75% of the time over the…Continue Reading

Make that call…

Today I heard of the death of an exceptional woman and dear friend. We met thirty-four years ago, when we were both in crisis, and we immediately loved, supported, amused and encouraged each other and, eventually, we each made our ways to a happier space.  She was better at “fun” than I was, by a country mile, but she…Continue Reading

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