The sun turned my head While my eyes were cast down Picking my feet over steep, muddy ground. The bland, bleached bark Of the thin beech trees Illuminated by the golden beams. I read a report this week in the Journal of Positive Psychology. Researchers at the University of Regina, Canada showed that spending…Read more 5 Mins in Nature
Held in limbo with nylon threads Invisible, unbreakable Garrotting the heads Of dreams and aspirations And things I hoped to see. In uncertain suspension Till life is drained away from me. I read an article in the Guardian today about the number of UK citizens who have acquired another passport. Ireland seems to be most…Read more Uncertainty
I just missed the bus, I just missed the train . I just missed the ring, as it swirled down the drain. I just missed the robin singing up in the tree . It seems I walk by it far too quick-erly . I just missed reaching my target weight . I’d spent too much time eating too many…Read more Missed – Understanding?
At the moment, there is a large part of me that is wrestling with the here and now. The spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle says 'the primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it'. I seem to have many thoughts, and they are not all good. At the weekend, I set…Read more Wild Windy Weather
We seem to be living at an interesting time in history. I will be honest and say I am not really enjoying it. January has begun with an intensity and a level of uncertainty that stretches the emotional sinews to a breaking point. New Year is always a time for reflection and making plans and I…Read more In need of a quiet place?
The quiet frost came this morning Her winter paint box open with glee Every shade of white at her disposal Stone, ivory, snow and Alice blue. The silent frost came this morning To dress the dead leaves in clothes of ice Their edges trimmed with frozen fur And embellished with sparkling chill The…Read more When the Frost Came
Children's excitement attains new levels of fever pitch as Hysterical parents Reach for the bottled wine, which Instigating a desperate search for the corkscrew, followed by a Scramble to wrap presents in Time to have them under the tree for Morning, when fidgety offspring will Arise ridiculously early Seeking assurance that Santa has paid a visit.Now that we have celebrated the festive season. That season that takes weeks…Read more What did Christmas mean to you?