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Blog Pause and Changes Teaser (2018)

20/12/2018 08:24
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Addictions (written 2018)

13/12/2018 08:29
Addictions. This morning a loved one whose behavior worries me is on my mind. Practice reminds me that the behavior of others is not within my control. I can love, support, care for and about, but I do not make their decisions. Practice also reminds me that addiction, which has its beginnings in...

Christmas Soup (written 2018)

06/12/2018 09:37
  Among the various epithets that are traditionally applied to Christmas is “The Season of Giving”. It can be hard to remember this in the flood of advertising and rush of shopping and “getting” that the season seems to give rise to. But it is good to remember that the “getting” is primarily...

Cat Tale (written 2018)

29/11/2018 09:31
Today the cat, being a cat, followed me into one of our sheds where I was digging out boxes of tree decorations. By the time I'd shifted and arranged and found the one I was looking for, he had leaped from box to shelf to open rafters and was exploring a variety of interesting items balanced there....

Contemplating Endings (written 2018)

22/11/2018 07:57
There are days I'm sure I'm done with this, this blog. Mostly because lately I'm often exhausted. Remembering the days when the boys were young and I would find myself standing in the aisles of the supermarket engaging in a fantasy of lying down where I stood and napping awhile. I was two decades...

Spaces for Practice (written 2018)

15/11/2018 10:13
Find small spaces in your day for pauses, for silence, peace, the breath. This is what I often tell those who are beginners at meditation practice or working to develop mindfulness. This is not just a way to start, like walking before you run, but this habit develops patterns that are valuable in...

Wisdom (written 2018)

08/11/2018 10:40
If you cast your mind back, if you try to remember, can you find a time in the past when you believed some day you would be wise? For me, as a child, I imagined this magical quality was inevitably developed by everyone. Somehow, adults were wise and though I couldn't put my finger on how they...

Morning Mood (written 2018)

01/11/2018 10:09
Sad moods, bad moods. Sometimes they are lurking like a cat, fully in your face as you wake up and waiting to be fed. Too often, that's what we do. And so they follow us into the day, sharpening claws on everything, leaving the day in shreds.   Just a few days ago, sleeping too late with a...

Dream Train (written 2018)

25/10/2018 09:44
  Last night I dreamt that my husband handed me a broken bird. The bird's body was weighty and soft , and its lolling head fell off as he dropped it into my hands. I woke myself in tears. In the aftermath I noticed the way in which my mind reflexively began to interpret this dream...to give...

Leanings (written 2018)

18/10/2018 08:16
  I think of myself as an introvert. Someone who goes inward, goes solitary, to re-energize. This does not mean I do not seek out, need in my life, appreciate and love people. Nor that I do not like to be in crowds or groups, though I admit to an habitual preference for one on one and small...
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