Life Lessons from a Music Box

October 31, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Organising Space

I have a little wooden music box. Handcrafted in Germany, it was given to me by my German aunt. It’s a sweet thing, and it sat on my shelf, just out of reach, all through my childhood. Seeing it there reminded me that I was loved and thought of by people far away who I […]

Celebrating the Senses

October 30, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Reading Space

Aphrodite by Isabel Allende Apples. Honey. Pears. Rosemary. Strawberries. Figs. Asparagus. Chocolate. All are foods associated with love and sensuality, with appetites, fulfilment…and with Aphrodite. At times it seems our world has forgotten the delights that food can bring. Instead, we have become obsessed with diets and nutritional information. The power and sensuality of our […]

A Celebration of Being Alive!

October 29, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space, Wisdom Space

Five and a half years ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. With one word, my whole life changed. Every day, month and year since then has been a celebration of being alive – of being given a second chance. Sometimes I forget. Sometimes I wake up in the morning feeling fearful, when I’m not […]

Celebrating the human spirit

October 16, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Reading Space

Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand   As a kid, Louis Zamperini was not destined to be one of life’s inspiring characters. He was, frankly, a bit of a ratbag. He was a thief, a burglar and was always ready for a brawl. But, somewhere along the line, the juvenile delinquent channelled his energy into athletics. The […]

Celebration: Changing Our Thinking

In today’s culture, every kind of celebration is associated with food. Some very American examples: birthdays = cake and ice cream Halloween = candy or candied apples! anniversaries = going out to dinner and indulging the Super Bowl = hot dogs, nachos, chips and beer Thanksgiving = turkey with all the trimmings (can you say […]

The Call of the Wild (21st Century Style)

October 4, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Freedom Space, Guest Space

I am honoured to share the beginning of LaVonne Ellis’ journey today. More about LaVonne below. You probably get out more than I do. (It wouldn’t take much—I’m quite the hermit.) But do you, really? When was the last time you spent a day without hearing the sound of traffic in the background, or looked […]

Baking up a storm

October 2, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Reading Space

I love getting lost in a good mystery series. Weirdly, though, I often don’t care that much for the mystery itself. Instead, I’ve usually fallen in love with the characters and the setting. So the twists and turns of the actual whodunnit, for me, becomes an excuse for spending more time in that particular imagined […]

A Life of Celebration

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Serenity Space, The Space

What I am celebrating right now… Spring growth. Freshness. Warmth. Sunlight. A mantle of green upon the world. Birds aflutter. Friskyness and frolicking. Busy fingers. Bright yarn. Creative urges. Gifts from my hands. Textures and tactile rhapsodies. Family. Love. Engagements. Wedding plans.  Any excuse for bubbles. Togetherness. Bright futures. Health. Spirit. Unconditional love. Shadows. Kin. […]