Dreaming of Sugar Plum Fairies

December 21, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Serenity Space

Last night as I prepared dinner for my horde, I pulled out my special Christmas recipes and started prepping for the mini Christmas cakes I first made before my eldest son was even a glimmer in his daddy’s eye. The recipe, on a page torn from a magazine, was dated 1988. As I measured fruit […]

Everyday Celebrations

December 19, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Energy Space

It’s the time of year when we’re involved in celebrations – Christmas and New Year bring with them parties and celebrations of all kinds. We celebrate the end of one year and welcome in the next. You may even take the time to reflect on what you have accomplished during the year, and on what […]

How to Avoid the Dread of the Ding Dong

December 16, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Organising Space

You hear it wherever you go. “We must catch up.” For some of you that little sentence will fill you with dread. Does panic take hold at the suggestion someone may actually turn up at your doorstep, gift in hand, to celebrate the season? Have you ever toyed with the idea of feigning absence just […]

Let Love In

December 14, 2011 by  
Filed under A-ha! Space, current

I must be honest. Each year when asked to write something about Christmas and celebrating, I find it very difficult to do so. I balk at the task. And the reason for this is my knowledge that Christmas is not a happy time for everybody. There are a lot of people for whom Christmas is […]

Relax and Unwind this Christmas

December 12, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space

Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to Cate Burton, who is totally passionate about pure beeswax candles – the benefits are surprising! These are some of my favourite things of all time, and I’m so happy Cate is sharing them with you. Someone seems to have turned the amp up. We seem to work […]

Let It In

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Mothering Space

Today, I am super thrilled to introduce our newest space: Mothering Space will be written by Miki DeVivo. I am lucky to call Miki my friend – she is generous, wise and loving, and super focused on her dream of helping mothers discover the joy of being a Real Mum (or Mom, depending on where […]

I see flowers.

December 7, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Living Space

There are always flowers for those who want to see them ~ Matisse When I look at the artworks of Matisse I see more than colour and movement. I see a celebration of life. In particular, I love his paper cut outs which appear to be so simple yet are full of colour and rhythm. When you […]

Bing. Bam. Boom.

December 5, 2011 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space

Today we welcome back Lisa Rough as our Guest Contributor. More about Lisa below. “We seldom notice how each day is a holy place Where the eucharist of the ordinary happens, Transforming our broken fragments Into an eternal continuity that keeps us.” ~John O’Donohue December is here. I swear that just yesterday, it seemed as […]

A Month of Celebration!

December 1, 2011 by  
Filed under current, The Space

Welcome once again to a new month of wonderfulness here at The Calm Space! December is all at once one of my favourite months, and one of the ones I have been known to *ahem* stress a little over. This year, I’ve vowed to make December easy. And to celebrate all the little moments as […]