Great Expectations

It may be easy to notice when we are pressured by others or when we feel stressed trying to live up to the expectations of others. Noticing the stress, becoming authentic and letting go of the need of approval from…

Worries and Concerns

There may be challenging moments in our lives where one would have to be a robot not to be worried. You may be given really scary news that could be really alarming. I’ve been there and somehow some part of me went “okay the outcome looks really dreadful and yet maybe it won’t be as bad as they say.” And sometimes, the outcome may be as unwanted as predicted. If anyone were to tell me nothing unwanted ever happens, in my opinion we must not be on the

Mama said…

Some of you may have heard of the song that starts with  ‘Mama said there’ll be days like this’ - it’s a real oldie (1961) and this morning as I sat down to write it popped into my mind. Hearing that in my head took me back to my pre-teen youth club days, now that’s really going back in time! I was having a good morning, lots of sunshine, all was bright and cheerful so I wondered why those words popped into my head. The song is about a person who is reminded by her mother not to

Is the future cast in stone?

Recently I came across a BBC series in their Reel section discussing this very topic. It gives two equally convincing theories: one that the future is already predetermined and that the future has already happened in the block universe and the other theory indicates that there are variables and infinite possibilities of the future in the block universe. One suggests we have no free will at all even though we appear to make choices and the other suggests infinite

What is a weed?

If someone were to ask you what a weed was – what comes to mind? Is it an unwanted plant in your garden, lush wild flowers other people call weeds? Pesky invaders or plants that have survived and thrived where…

For those we love

  A week ago a good friend of mine made her way to her new life beyond this one. It had been a hard time for her family to watch her sleeping body her last few days. It was as…

Worries and Concerns

My mother was a very complex person (aren’t all mothers?). She was a natural born worry-wort and would do her best to assist me to avoid pitfalls. It was good that by the time I was sixteen I had learned…