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…”

IN THE DITCH

Every now and then things go wrong in life – c’est normale! Question is how we handle it. Do we berate ourselves (and others) or do we look for solutions? “In the ditch” is about that; how we handle the negative stuff in life. This story was the first AHA-moment in this arena for meContinue reading “IN THE DITCH”

THE SIMPLER IT SEEMS – THE HARDER IT IS

Years ago, when I first started making natural skin-care and health products, I would get all caught up in every newbie ingredient that came on the market. Over time my products got so complicated and the INCI-list so long; herbs, tinctures, essential oils, maceration, vitamins and what-have you. One day I realized that I hadContinue reading “THE SIMPLER IT SEEMS – THE HARDER IT IS”