When we think of mood swings we usually imagine crazy hormonal women, oscillating between normal and nice, and raving mad (I just look in the mirror). But (within reason) mood swings are part of finding balance. NO REALLY.
Have you ever travelled somewhere, got there and realised you forgot something important? Have you then realised that the thing you thought was so important (excluding your passport) wasn’t that vital after all? Travel is great like that for putting things into perspective – for instance my life-saving hair straightener (which I couldn’t use because for some reason the power … Read More
My all-time favourite word is Serendipity. I like the sound of it, all five syllables of it, as it rolls slowly and sweetly off my tongue. Se-ren-dip-it-y. To me its happy singsong melody resonates with the sound of soft raindrops falling in a sun shower, signalling a rainbow of possibilities. Se-ren-dip-it-y – it feels like something good is finally going … Read More
So much about how society views life is in the climb (read struggle) to some imagined top of a mountain. But what if the view from the top was just different, not better than the view from the bottom? You don’t need to climb a mountain to reach new heights.
In the end, the journey was as long as it needed to be. It sounds like one of those poignant closing lines from an epic story of love and adventure, the fairy tale kind with twists and turns and hopes of a happy conclusion dashed around every corner, until the narrative rounds that very last bend, the orchestra reaches its … Read More
NB – This post was orginally published on Tiny Buddha.com on 9 October, 2012. If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place. Lao Tsu. Long before health experts were telling us ‘you are what you eat’, even before Buddha spoke his wisdom, ‘what we think we become’, ancient Chinese sage Lao Tsu mused that … Read More
I have a confession to make – I’m rather obsessed with trees! Not just Christmas trees, but all sorts of trees. And I think that considering how trees are rooted into the ground (yin) and reach for the sky (yang) they are a perfect symbol of balance, of embracing change, of bending into it, of letting go (of leaves, raindrops, … Read More
I’ve been wondering about when people stumble upon this blog whether they presume it’s about the good days (hopefully lots) and the bad days (sometimes too many) of being a mother. They would be right. You take the yin with the yang. I suspect newcomers to this blog could imagine I write (in brief) about my own good points and … Read More
(Or I could write a thesis on impatience) Impatience is a topic I could have written a thesis about. If only I’d been patient enough to stick at it! In suffering infertility, I WAITED a very long time (or what felt like an ETERNITY) to fall pregnant. I WAITED in doctor’s surgeries, the scent of ‘horrormones’ hanging in the air, … Read More
The brake, or the accelerator – which is best? Well both (or either actually) in the right situation! Do you ever feel like the world is passing you by? Are things moving way too fast? Are you stuck in the slow-lane? OR Is the fast-forward button permanently pressed down? Do you wonder where the days have gone? Do you worry … Read More