Kindness in silence

November 19, 2012 by  
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The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. ~Charles Kuralt Kindness happens in the silence and often goes unnoticed. It happens on the fringes of the world and it happens in the moment. Often it comes from the people who have nothing else to […]

When the ant steers the elephant

October 15, 2012 by  
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Years ago, in my corporate life, I worked in change management. I was part of a team introducing major change within a huge organisation. We called the organisation “the elephant” because it was enormous and very slow moving compared to the small businesses in interacted with. No matter how slow moving our elephant was, it […]

Necessary Nourishment

September 26, 2012 by  
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Turn down that TV. Put your dirty clothes in the laundry. Hurry up or you’ll miss the bus… People say that motherhood is rewarding but some days the only reward is an ache in the head and a war zone in the house. Somewhere between retrieving a smelly sock from the jaws of a determined […]

Finding the Well

August 15, 2012 by  
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Divination fascinates me. I remember as a child, walking beside a dowser and watching closely as he wandered the paddock. He held a along L-shaped wire divining rod in each hand, and his senses were alert to every twitch and shiver in the metal. It was very exciting when the rods began to move and […]

Introduce me to Confidence.

February 21, 2012 by  
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One day I would like to meet this thing that everyone is talking about. It’s called Confidence. We’re not acquainted yet and I admit that I’m a little curious. Will it be shiny or will it be subtle? Will it be loud or will it be gentle? Will it be noticeable or just a soft […]

Becoming You

January 20, 2012 by  
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If you stand still long enough You grow to be invisible Blotted from human consciousness Like a streetlight in daylight hours. No one asks your opinion They know what you’re going to say They just work around you As if you aren’t there You’re just you The same you you’ve always been Even if, on […]

I see flowers.

December 7, 2011 by  
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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 […]

Dream More than Others Think Practical

November 28, 2011 by  
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Dream more than others think practical…Expect more than others think possible. Howard Schultz, Starbucks Coffee Dear Mrs XXXX I am your daughter’s home room teacher and I am writing this note because I am worried about her. She seems to be very distracted in class. I notice her often staring out the windows when she […]

Smells like Your Spirit

October 17, 2011 by  
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Do you remember when Nirvana released “Smells Like Teen Spirit’? It’s about 20 years since that song came along and changed the music of a generation. It wasn’t meant to be world changing and it wasn’t meant to be the anthem that it became. It was just a song; but something about the song and the […]

Let go.

September 26, 2011 by  
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Some days I wake up and I’m in a retrospective mood.  I don’t know why it happens but it isn’t always a blessing.  Sometimes my mind is filled with regrets for the things I have done or not done in the past and the thoughts slow me down all day.  They drip through my fingers […]

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