Joy to the World

November 30, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Guest Space

I found myself singing “Joy To The World” this morning (just that line – I don’t know the rest of the lyrics), and it got me thinking about what the word “joy” means to me – and how it differs from “happiness”. Happiness is on a continuum. It’s constantly changing, but it’s always there. At […]

Alone with the sky. And full of joy.

November 29, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Mothering Space, Wisdom Space

I live in the desert. Beyond my backyard is a wide-open expanse of scrub bushes, a few cacti, and low, creosote covered mountains. We bought this house for the view. Watching the sunrise and the clouds shift and the light change has indeed brought me much joy. But I can count the number of times […]

Are you a Jane, a Lizzy or a … Sarah?

November 27, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Reading Space

Longbourn by Jo Baker One of the pleasures of reading classic novels is playing the ‘which character am I?’ game. Am I a Jane or a Lizzy? A Mary or a Lydia? A Kitty…or a Sarah? Wait, what? There’s no ‘Sarah’ in Pride and Prejudice… Actually, there is. She’s the one getting up before all […]

Find Your Magic Chair

November 19, 2013 by  
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It is my pleasure to welcome Julia Dolowicz to The Calm Space today! More about Julia below. The background of this muse mantra oracle card When I started secondary school, I became known to Mrs Capek. She began teaching me from about the age of 14, but she also had a pastoral role within our […]

The Meaning of Joy

November 15, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Health Space

  So many different things bring joy into my life, so it’s sometimes hard to define. One thing for sure, though, is that the meaning changes constantly. A standout right now is color. As a foodie, I delight in having a rainbow of color on my plate, signifying a variety of antioxidants from the red […]

A Saga to Lose Yourself In …

November 13, 2013 by  
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The Cazalet Chronicles by Elizabeth Jane Howard Sussex, the English countryside, 1937. Three generations of the upper-class Cazalet family gather at their country residence, Home Place, to prepare for the coming war. Over a series of four books (The Light Years, Marking Time, Confusion and Casting Off) we are going to follow this large multi-generational […]

Feel the Joy!

November 4, 2013 by  
Filed under current, Serenity Space, The Space

…find out where the joy resides, and give it a voice far beyond singing. For to miss the joy is to miss all. ~Robert Louis Stevenson Writing an introduction to our month of Joy here at The Calm Space has been challenging. Every time I’d sit to write, my mind would go completely and utterly […]