Weekly Round-Up: Remembering Scorchy

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

#WorldKindness Day – Only Kindness Makes Sense

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Today is World Kindness Day. Every day should be filled with kindness of course, but let’s make a special effort today to do a special kindness for someone.  I posted this last year… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up: #ForBeth

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

The Stories We Tell Ourselves

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I stumbled upon this quote today and it really struck a chord with me: I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories ~ WASHINGTON IRVING But… Continue reading

Shedding Our Masks On World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day, which is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental… Continue reading

BECCA: Easing The Loneliness of The Breast Cancer Journey

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I was contacted earlier this year by Breast Cancer Care, a UK-based breast cancer charity who had just launched the test phase of a web-app called BECCA’ (BrEast Cancer Care App).  The app targets… Continue reading

Read A Book Day

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Today is #ReadABookDay! I’d love to learn more about your reading habits. What are you currently reading? What is your favorite book of all time? When I am not getting lost in scandi-noir books, I love… Continue reading

Come Be My Light

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    The following story is adapted from Mother Teresa’s writings, Come Be My Light about her visit to Bourke, a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. We went to the outskirts of… Continue reading

Poetry Friday: Dedicated to Catherine

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I dedicate this week’s poem to the wonderful shining light that was Catherine Brunelle a true-life heroine who knew who she was and the journey she was on. Her journey ended far too early,… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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#MondayMotivation

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Poetry Friday

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Breathing Lessons Let it in, let it all in Let it all in to your heart All that is, all that is gift You don’t’ have to take it apart Everything we do… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Mindful Monday

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Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning.  You have to love. You have to feel. It… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: Remembering Karen Sutherland

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round-Up

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Hi friends, I always hate having to skip a weekly round-up, but I will have to take a rain-check until next week.  I am in Philadelphia speaking at a conference on the role… Continue reading

Monday Motivation

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Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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When Mother’s Day Hurts

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Today is Mother’s Day in Ireland and the UK. For the past few years I’ve written about Mother’s Day without my mother, but this year I hesitated to write it. I don’t want to be perennially moaning… Continue reading

Happy International Women’s Day #BeBoldForChange

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Each year around the world, International Women’s Day  is celebrated on March 8. Each year sees a different theme and this year’s is #BeBoldForChange. So to mark today, I want to give a shout out to… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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Weekly Round Up: The Love Conquers Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Poetry Friday

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Mindful Monday

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Weekly Round Up: The World Cancer Day Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Mindful Monday

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Day 17 #HAWMC Throwback Thursday

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I’ve missed quite a few HAWMC prompts over the past week, but I am jumping back in again today. It’s coming up to the anniversary of my mother’s death this month, and one… Continue reading

Weekly Round Up: World Kindness Day Edition

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which… Continue reading

Only Kindness Makes Sense #WorldKindnessDay

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 Kindness Before you know what kindness really is you must lose things, feel the future dissolve in a moment like salt in a weakened broth. What you held in your hand, what you… Continue reading

Day 11 #HAWMC Who’s In Your Top Ten

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So for today’s prompt, there’s no way I could choose a top ten for any of these lists, for then I’d be leaving out too  many people. If you are new to this… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn; when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps the purse shut; when… Continue reading

Weekly Round-Up

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Time for this week’s round-up of the best of the blog posts which I’ve read over the past week. These are the posts that have moved me, taught me something, inspired me, and which I’ve wanted to share with you. Don’t forget if you have written a post which you would like readers to see, just […]

Poetry Friday: On Joy and Sorrow

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Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into… Continue reading

#MondayMotivation

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Poetry Friday

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Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to… Continue reading

Poetry Friday

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Gratitude What did you notice? The dew snail; the low-flying sparrow; the bat, on the wind, in the dark; big-chested geese, in the V of sleekest performance; the soft toad, patient in the… Continue reading