“Books break the shackles of time – proof that humans can work magic.” – Carl Sagan. I have been writing about the benefits of finding moments of stillness and quiet in our busy lives over on my Leaping Tracks blog recently. Becoming absorbed in a good book is one of my favourite ways to find … Continue reading A few of my recent favourite reads…
My sister, Rachel, is the most amazing person. She has met and surpassed the challenges of all kinds of battles in her life, always with dignity, pragmatism and a positive attitude. "Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one … Continue reading It’s The Inside That Counts
Welcome to the start of another week. What kind of plans do you have in store? Are you able to embrace the thought of dealing with whatever comes your way? Raring to go, full of joy for being alive and in the moment? Or are you anxious about the days ahead? Stressed? Fearful? The spiritual … Continue reading It Is What It Is
Nature is so handy, isn't it. A walk in beautiful countryside or along a coastal path can soothe and calm many troubles. Spending time in urban leafy areas can have a similarly restorative effect. And what's more, I find that even just thinking about, reading about or even looking at pictures of nature inspires peace … Continue reading Friday Quote: the beauty and joy of nature
I have had an unexpected and un-planned break from blogging this week. Life has been leaping and, as can sometimes happen, I have had to prioritise other things - yes, even over writing posts. One thing I have managed to protect is reading time, and I have just finished re-reading a magnificent book, How To … Continue reading Friday Quote: go with the flow!
One of my sure-fire ways to get calm and de-stress is to step into an art-gallery and immerse myself among the beauty that lies therein. It is as if the paintings reach out to me - let us help you, they say. Let us tell you stories and show you wonderful things to wash away … Continue reading How to Breathe