GRATITUDE

The keyword to life is gratitude; Gratitude for what I have Gratitude for what I don’t have to suffer Gratitude for what I survived Gratitude that it wasn’t worse Gratitude because it was lovely Gratitude, no matter how small – even if you have to search for it… …because gratitude grows, it fills your heartContinue reading “GRATITUDE”

The difference between letting go and running away

The one thing I learned in my turbulent life was to let go – of everything. I was moved between countries, between homes, between schools and every time all was lost; not only friends and places but also things. My magic boxes full of little insignificant treasures, my clothes, my toys. The first time IContinue reading “The difference between letting go and running away”

Wood Horse

Happy Chinese New Year! After two years of introspection and hard work, laying bricks for the future, this year will bring action. Victory, adventure and production are key-words for this coming year. I have laid my bricks carefully and painstakingly, and SMACK on the day the Horse year started, the results began coming in. EveryContinue reading “Wood Horse”

What are you prepared to give up for life?

Mother Earth is suffering, worse, she’s seriously sick, and she needs help NOW. Right this minute and every minute after that for as long as you can imagine. This is reality. Mother Earth is our life-support and when she suffers, we suffer. She is ill and so are we. The question is; what are youContinue reading “What are you prepared to give up for life?”

MAGNOLIA heart

Magnolia is a huge and rather confusing arena; researching it for the essential oil is like moving through a labyrinth, looking for clues to connect the dots. There are more than 200 different species and it is not easy to discern exactly which is which.  Over the years, hybrids, new species and sub-species have beenContinue reading “MAGNOLIA heart”

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”

DEAR DIARY…

For many years in my life I wrote, I was miserable (in every sense of the word) and would pour it out 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, neverContinue reading “DEAR DIARY…”

OWN YOUR POWER

What is power exactly? Is it having a say over others? A big mansion, lots of money, an important job? What do we read into the word? Does it have a negative ring? Lately I have been working around the idea of power and found that it is usually something we apply to others; peopleContinue reading “OWN YOUR POWER”

The rhino, the unicorn and belief

I found this picture on FB and just love it…So much that I have to create a post around it. Hmmm, let’s see… At first look it’s funny (mental belief); a heavy rhino turning into a sleek unicorn? Dream on! Then it becomes touching (emotional belief); rhino is so cute to even imagine the possibility. NextContinue reading “The rhino, the unicorn and belief”