“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…
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
We are very excited at the moment because Hub has decided to retire early next July. Although we still have some months to wait for this big event, and of course we do not want to wish our lives away, we are enjoying talking about how things will be different when he embarks on this … Continue reading Am I being kind?
"Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to what already is? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now? Surrender to what is. Say “yes” to life — and see how life suddenly … Continue reading Are You Breathing?
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!