It’ll wake you up…
This is a list of all the people and things that are my Lightkeeper’s – shining out there, keeping the light on for me.
The friend who holds your hand…
One of my all-time favorite people to recommend is Brooke McAlary and her new book, Care, helps us work out what to do when the world’s problems feel too big and we are burnt out from trying, and we need to restore ourselves so that we can continue to care for things.
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare?
The best decision I have made for my health in years.
The time has come for me to press pause on the blog and take some time out to recharge my creative batteries.
That was the thing about light, I said, you don’t need a lot of it.
The treasure I was being directed to
There have been a few things that I predicted, a few surprises along the way and a whole lot of learning.
Today the Lady in the Lighthouse has its first birthday! What a year it’s been too!
May 12th is International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases (CIND) so here are a few words today in honour of the Lady with the Lamp.
… and am free.
Lest We Forget
This, too, was a gift.
It’s the mundane everyday tasks that can give us the most perspective.
To clear your path.
What remains? Nature.
The greatest thing we can do.
… Isn’t it splendid?!
It may just help.
This is the time to be slow
Maybe it’s not about having a beautiful day
Let me introduce you to the beautiful human that is Charlie Mackesy and his incredibly empathetic book, The Boy, The Mole, The Fox & The Horse. If there was ever a time when we needed Charlie Mackesy’s drawings, it would be over the last year.
Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places.
Following on from my meditation journey post, I thought I would share some of my favorite meditation apps, teachers and people!
My journey with meditation had a lot of false starts and it was definitely a skill that once I started with the right intentions and reasons, I haven’t stopped and it has become the most valuable practice in my life. Read more about my meditation journey here:
Why, who makes much of a miracle?
We all need our little anchors to keep up grounded and uplifted when the seas and skies are stormy.
I started the year with ideas and dreams for a project – but the year had other plans for me and my project.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
It’s pretty hard to look back on a disappointing year, when nothing went your way and felt like a struggle to get through. From my experience from many tough years, here are a few things to keep in mind when reviewing the year.
Depends on our dispositions
I wish none of this had happened.
Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful.
Matt Haig is a brilliant writer and human being who is constantly investigating and questioning the effect of modern life on our mental health. He is a huge advocate for mental health wellness, and has shared his experiences through his multiple fiction works and his non-fiction books.
When I am among the trees
This is the power of gathering:
Look on each day that comes as a challenge, as a test of courage.
Hope is like the sun.
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, who had ever been alive.” ― James Baldwin
In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you. – Andrea Dykstra
I would love to introduce you to The Poetry Pharmacy. If you are a poetry beginner, or a literary lover, I am certain that you will find joy and comfort within these pages.
The perfect book to be reading at the end of a long winter that is about to bloom into spring.
Take heart, you will be ok.