Do you give thanks?

Do you? Other than on the obvious occasions, I mean. Think about it; giving thanks and feeling gratitude is uplifting and makes life so much more pleasurable, not to speak about the wonders it does to our health 🙂 I shall give you some examples: When your car starts When you fall and don’t hurtContinue reading “Do you give thanks?”

When was the last time you did something for the first time?

Or when did you last do something you usually do, but in a different way? Or when did you again do something you used to like but stopped doing? Habits tend to envelope us like a costume over time and as the years go by, the costume gets ever tighter until our thoughts and bodies becomeContinue reading “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

Nature’s baby food

All vegetable oils come from seeds, berries and fruits that create their oil to feed the next generation. The oil is rich in nutrients to make the new plant strong and sturdy enough to grow root and flourish. Can you imagine that kind of nutrition? I mean, some of those seeds are so incredibly smallContinue reading “Nature’s baby food”

DIY moisturising foundation shimmer

Okay, got to share this with you guys: For foundation I use mineral powder but it started itching so I stopped using it. Today I decided to make a cream-foundation of the mineral powder, figuring that the irritation may be alleviated when I mix the powder in a cream. My daughter wanted a new shimmerContinue reading “DIY moisturising foundation shimmer”

The story about Mr Red, the Cat

In my village there are plenty of cats; domestic ones belonging to households, wild ones born somewhere in a barn and then there are the “left-overs”, cats that were dumped by people moving away. All these cats come visiting from time to time though I never feed them. They sleep in my garden and huntContinue reading “The story about Mr Red, the Cat”

We are responsible for our reactions

I read a story somewhere that goes something like this: “A woman steps on the bus to go to work in the morning and the bus driver is very rude to her. Her good mood plummets, making her upset and angry. As she gets to work, her mood infects those around her, creating a badContinue reading “We are responsible for our reactions”

BUTTERFLIES

I have, inadvertently, become a butterfly breeder. Outside my kitchen door grows a huge nasturtium where, a little less than a week ago, I saw some caterpillars and was delighted, I love butterflies 🙂 I invited more; “Welcome to breed here, chez moi!” They were quick to take me up on my offer and theContinue reading “BUTTERFLIES”

SILENCE & SOLITUDE

Tedious chores are good to do. It gives the mind the freedom to roam while the body is occupied by movement. Knitting, ironing, mowing grass…All the stuff that is usually “rented out” so we can stay even busier and faster, instead of giving ourselves time to ponder and at the same time feel pleased withContinue reading “SILENCE & SOLITUDE”

DEAR DIARY…

For many years in my life I wrote my misery, pouring it onto the pages of my diaries. All the secrets, pain and frustrations, my entire wounded self crawled into those books; pages upon pages of despair. I never wrote in my happy moments, never recorded the amazing things that happened to me; just myContinue reading “DEAR DIARY…”

INCI revealed

I have a cream in my hand; “regenerating night cream, all skin types“.The cost of it is ca €20 for 50ml. It is ecologically certified by eco cert. The label states:” 99% of the total ingredients are from natural origin / 28% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.” Here is the inci-list: (IContinue reading “INCI revealed”