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I see your true colours shining through

I see your true colours shining through

I’m still watching Big Brother. It’s nearly finished, which is no bad thing. But now I’ve come this far, I can’t look away. The fascination won’t budge. This week the housemates are being made to fight for the prize money amongst themselves – in all kinds of demeaning ways. And understandably, they’re all getting snarky … Continue reading

90 seconds is all it takes

90 seconds is all it takes

When I hear the same message twice from separate sources in the same week, I figure it’s a message I probably need to hear. And if its a message I need to hear, it’s probably a message worth sharing. And it’s this: It takes just 90 seconds for an emotion to pass through us. 90 … Continue reading

How to grow like a tree

How to grow like a tree

Once in a while, the realisation hits me that where I am right now in my life is perfect. Is absolutely right. Is completely where I need to be. And not because where I am is fully formed, or makes perfect sense, or because I’ve suddenly achieved everything I want to achieve. Nothing of the … Continue reading

What if this need not be?

What if this need not be?

Occasionally I read something that smacks me round the face in its power and its simplicity. That happened to me this week. I read four words that made me stop in my tracks. The message wasn’t new. But as I read these four words I was hit by the absolute truth and the absolute clarity … Continue reading

When housework gets profound

When housework gets profound

One of the things I have to manifest in the world, is that I can find an analogy anywhere. In particular, I seem able to find the profound in the ridiculous or the mundane – often as I undertake menial and apparently meaningless tasks. Take vacuuming the floor. Living as I do with four humans … Continue reading

How to take charge of your Christmas stress

How to take charge of your Christmas stress

This weekend I found myself in a crowded shopping centre during a weekend away. Which was not on the agenda, but became a necessity after my smallest boy misfired during an alfresco wee, and required new trousers, pronto. As we approached a department store, we watched as the doors opened, and hundreds of cheerless shoppers … Continue reading