It can be hard to see your way ahead with clarity and confidence when life is full of distractions, challenges and demands on us.
Do you know this song?
“I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me blind
It’s gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day.”
Time for you to do less and achieve more? How is this possible?
Most of us are desperately trying to cram more and more into what feels like less and less time.
And yes, I do mean “pearl”, not purl. Way back on New Year’s Eve, I watched our hostess start knitting a scarf with large knitting needles and chunky wool. It grew quickly into a lacy fabric, and inspired me to dig out some even larger needles and have a go at home.
It grows so fast..
That seems like yesterday, and now it is the middle of March, time seems to be going faster and faster. Continue reading
It’s a new year – how is 2014 going so far? Did you make new year resolutions, and how are you getting on with them?
Why do we feel the need to make new year resolutions in the first place? Continue reading
“The end is where we start from…” (T.S.Elliot)
We have reached the third and final stage of transitions…after looking at endings, the muddle in the middle, and finally we can start to make a new beginning.
Except it is never a totally new beginning, Continue reading
Even though most of the leaves are still green, summer is definitely on the way out.
Leaves turning to gold
It’s a good time to think about transition, that invisible, personal process that goes on inside us, whilst external and visible change is happening, like the change of the seasons. Continue reading
Walking through the local woods on a spring morning is a great way to unwind.
Bluebells in bloom
The birds are singing at full volume;
the hillside beneath the trees is carpeted with bluebells;
the new green leaves light up when the sun shines through them.
The exercise, enjoyable sounds and surroundings all help to let go of stress.
This all raises energy levels and the motivation Continue reading
What is it about January 1st that brings on the urge to make radical changes in our lives?
Yes, it does mark the end of one year and the start of another, so a good time for a review. But it seems only last week that we were seeing in 2012.
Have you caught up with last year’s resolutions? Can you remember what they were? What did you achieve? Are you giving it another whirl this year? Continue reading