The time has come for me to press pause on the blog and take some time out to recharge my creative batteries.
Leave your heart to wander…
The treasure I was being directed to
An ability to entertain the uncomfortable.
It sometimes feels like we have nothing left to give, and yet…
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.
The bravest thing.
This, too, was a gift.
To clear your path.
What remains? Nature.
The greatest thing we can do.
… Isn’t it splendid?!
It may just help.
Guard well your spare moments…
This is the time to be slow
Maybe it’s not about having a beautiful day
Do not be afraid of your difficulties.
Not the flower.
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.
For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone.
Cherish sunsets, wild creatures and wild places.
Why, who makes much of a miracle?
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language.
May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.
Depends on our dispositions
I wish none of this had happened.
Wherever you are, at any moment, try and find something beautiful.
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.
A ‘human’ thing.
“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
You can not prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. – Chinese Proverb
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognise the opportunity. – John F. Kennedy
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 secret is to never lose sight of the simple, everyday miracles in life;good food, literature, laughter, music, compelling conversation, nature, and art. Look for them in every day,and even when it feelslike your whole world is unravelling,you will never be too farfrom a needle and thread. – Beau Taplin • N e e d…
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us…
Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands. ― Linda Hogan
I’ll never know, and neither will you, of the life you don’t choose. We’ll only know that whatever that sister life was, it was important and beautiful and not ours. It was the ghost ship that didn’t carry us. There’s nothing to do but salute it from the shore. – Cheryl Strayed, Tiny Beautiful Things
Look for the ones who lean into your story. The ones who don’t shrink back from your pain. The ones who hear what you are not saying. These, are your people. Love them fiercely. -Liezel Graham
Dedicated to Australia’s Golden Girl of love & light.
“Rise and shine. I’ve always held such fondness for that sweet old phrase. As though we are all little Suns. As though we are all someone’s day.” – Beau Taplin // R i s e A n d S h i n e
At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can. – Frida Kahlo
Storms make trees take deeper roots. – Dolly Parton
People who need help sometimes look a lot like people who don’t need help. – Glennon Doyle
This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt,…