Grief and Joy. Joy and Grief.

August 26, 2014 by  
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I chose JOY as our theme for August because I needed it. More than anything at the time I was selecting the theme, joy was calling my name. As the month progressed, I saw that this was one of those moments when something I thought was purely for self was in fact guided by a […]

Sometimes there are no words…

June 20, 2014 by  
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My words have been stuck lately, somewhere between my head and my heart. There’s change in the air. A deepening of focus, which feels both sweet and somehow simpler – all while leaving me quaking in my boots (that’s how I know it’s time). But it’s not. quite. ready to see the light of day, […]

When all you can do is hold on

May 27, 2014 by  
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It’s no secret I like a peaceful life. Sure, I like celebrations and fun and the chaos that a house full of teenagers and their friends and our friends and all the extended family creates. But I do like to be able to sit in peace at the end of the day and breathe deeply […]

To spend this time with you.

April 30, 2014 by  
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I want to sit with you on our verandah, a scalding cup of tea in hand, one foot tucked up under me, both of us comfy and relaxed. We’ll talk. There’s no agenda. No list of things to talk about or get off our chest, just an expectation. That to and fro, here and there, […]

When the tide goes out

April 4, 2014 by  
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I sit in the dappled rays of early morning sunlight, the fog that rolled in earlier burning off quickly today. The tide is out, way out, and I can smell the mudflats on the rivers edge this morning. Earthy. Damp. Fertile. My mug of tea, clasped between my hands, is warming – inside and out. […]

At the Intersection of Your Work & Your Life

March 26, 2014 by  
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When you’re on a mission to change the world (or your little corner of it), it can be hard to juggle everything. Love, family, health, spirit, home, mothering, fitness, work. We start to rationalise away the disconnect we feel, the restless energy we cannot assuage. Yet this I know: We can stop seeing our lives […]

Home Sweet Home

February 5, 2014 by  
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Home. It’s more than a roof over our heads. It’s more than a place we eat, wash, and sleep. It’s even more than the place we love our beloved, or raise our family.   Home. It’s sanctuary from the world, for when we need to retreat, restore, refuel. It’s our haven, to nourish our bodies, […]

Starting the Year with Hope

January 6, 2014 by  
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“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ~Alfred Tennyson There’s something in the air. Can you feel it? It’s calling to you. It knows your name. If there’s one thing a new year naturally encourages, it’s that feeling of newness, of possibility, of hope. After the fullness […]

The Spirit of it all…

December 2, 2013 by  
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When I was a child I was obsessed with the whole idea of Christmas. One of my earliest memories was of Mum taking me to the linen cupboard and pulling out a very special pillowslip, one with Santa on his sleigh printed on the front. The pillowslip was placed ever so carefully on the end […]

Feel the Joy!

November 4, 2013 by  
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…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 […]

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