Seasons Greetings from My Heart to Yours

December 16, 2014 by  
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From my heart to yours, thank you for being a part of our Calm Space family this year. To all who contribute, to all who read and engage and encourage, my deep, deep thanks and appreciation.  Things will change a little here over the break. I’ll be back in the new year (likely mid-to-late January) […]

The Value of Friendship

October 1, 2014 by  
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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. -Mark Twain My life is immeasurably sweeter because of friends. I’ve old friends, ones I went to school with, who I catch up with infrequently – and yet it seems like no time at all has passed when we do. I’ve new […]

Give Yourself Permission to…

September 1, 2014 by  
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Today is Monday 1st September. The first day of spring here in the southern hemisphere. And just like that it feels like mother nature has flicked a switch! I am sitting on my back verandah in the patch of sun in the north facing corner, relishing the warmth on my back.  And I have on […]

Welcoming Joy!

August 4, 2014 by  
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Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. – Thich Nhat Hanh   As I prepared to write this post, I looked up the word ‘joy’. It comes from Latin ‘gaudere’, meaning rejoice. The dictionary defines joy as a ‘feeling of great pleasure […]

My Favourite Things

April 1, 2014 by  
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“…when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling sad I simply remember my favourite things, and then I don’t feel so bad…” The chorus (written by Rodgers & Hammerstein for The Sound of Music in 1959) to this enduring song is so catchy. There’s something about our favourite things that has the […]

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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