Tagged with imperfection

How to spread love like norovirus

How to spread love like norovirus

Anyone who’s ever had a full blown, head on, entire family collision with the norovirus will know that it is a force to be reckoned with. You’ll know how it couldn’t give a monkeys whether it’s Christmas Day (as was once the case for me), your birthday or your wedding day. It couldn’t give a … Continue reading

Photoshop for the mind

Photoshop for the mind

I used to think that filters were a Bad Thing. By filters, I mean those ones you access when you hit edit on your camera phone, and suddenly your distinctly average photo looks all funky, or vintage or something other than it actually was to start with. I thought they were just another way of … Continue reading

What does this moment require of me?

What does this moment require of me?

A friend of mine, during a struggle with prenatal depression, was told by a homeopath to take a hot shower every time her thoughts or feelings threatened to overwhelm her. According to her, it helped a lot. Not because there was anything in particular about the hot water or the steamy shower that had any … Continue reading

Being a bit Buddhist

Being a bit Buddhist

It’d never really occurred to me that I might be a bit Buddhist. And I’m sure a full blown Buddhist would laugh (mindfully and with loving kindness) and my version of Buddhism, but having stumbled upon Sarah Napthali’s book Buddhism for Mothers, I realise that I’m pretty much on board with Buddhism, or have Buddhist … Continue reading

A stateside Mother’s Day message

A stateside Mother’s Day message

For those of you in the US who read this all bemused back in March when it was Mother’s Day in the UK – now it’s your turn. Happy (stateside) Mother’s Day. Today I don’t feel like a mother deserving of the pinkness, the flowers, and the adulation of Mother’s Day. Today I am a … Continue reading

Taking my own advice

Taking my own advice

Sometimes I get taken over by a crazy energy. I have no idea why it happens, but it seems to occur in a cyclical way. Because the crazy energy is just that. It’s crazy. And eventually burns itself out. Because on some level, it knows it’s Too Much, and has to be stopped one way … Continue reading

My barbecue sauce

My barbecue sauce

When my husband and I started adjusting to the fact that we were the parents of three small children, we laughed as we listened to the older two chatter away at us, and fight to be heard at the dinner table. We said – looking at our burbling third born – imagine what it’ll be … Continue reading