Resilience During The Storms


A dog in the daffs, all enjoying the sunshine; what a difference a day makes!  After the torrential rain and storms we’ve endured for days, the sky’s a cloudless brilliant blue, I can hear birds calling and all is peaceful. A series of quick ‘whizzes’ instead of proper walks, left Alfred akin to a coiled spring so off we went with unbridled joy, on Alf’s part anyway. The word ‘resilience‘ came to mind as I looked around at Nature and her lessons, the Oxford Dictionary […] Read more »

“Don’t Care” Is Dangerous – 7 Supportive Suggestions

Giving up is not an option

Three weeks’ ago a thought rocked me as I lay on a trolley in the ‘Majors’ Department of Accident & Emergency where I’d been since 6am that morning. Incapable of lifting my own head and in searing cranial and neck pain, a young doctor desperately tried extracting blood from my elbow and inserting a canula into the back of my left hand for immediate IV pain relief. Both failed several times. In a panic of apology and my falling blood pressure – the […] Read more »

Time For An Integrity Audit, Perhaps?

You are enough

How do you feel about the dawning of a new year? As the old year ticked into the new and with ‘port and lemon’ in hand, I felt mixed emotions, not the euphoric response enjoyed by many, and yet all on a baseline of happiness. As the momentous minute arrived, perhaps you were: (a) renewing your body through sleep; (b) recharging your glass ; or (c) maybe vigorous and prolonged (b) had induced (a)? No matter, if you’re reading this […] Read more »

Gratitude, Sand and Solitude


Gratitude.  Thankfulness.  Abundance.  I felt all of these as I stood alone but for a seagull searching for supper a few feet away (later joined by Alfred, in the picture). The incoming tide crept towards me cooling the sand still warm from an unusually hot September day. Still and centred, I felt at one with the Universe which had again delivered the ‘Or better …’ In my last post I mentioned Dolphin Cottage and it was as delightful as it […] Read more »

Dr Dain And The Dolphins

How can it get any better than this?” is the new buzz phrase on the block, so I thought I’d give it a try.    Dr Dain Heer’s my new ‘Go To” guru and I’m lovin’ him and his insights.   Why so?  In the words of the late Max Bygraves, “I wanna tell you a story”. Every now and again, the Cancerian in me finds expression and I’ve been yearning to be near the sea.  If that sea was a […] Read more »

Fantastic Frank Johnson And The Silent Assassin

gratitude deserve

Imagine suddenly being unable to speak.  Or walk.  Or feed yourself.  Or think clearly.  Frightening, isn’t it?  And no, you haven’t suffered a stroke, by the way.  Imagine losing only one of those functions.  I invite you to remain silent for just an hour.  (No cheating, you lot, I almost heard you thinking you do it all the time!)  I mean unable to share a joke or concern, or read to your child, or talk to your grandchild. Meetings at […] Read more »

Maya The Magnificent


The beautiful soul that is Maya Angelou travelled home yesterday, her earthly task of shining light into dark places completed.  And if at our moment of transition we review our physical experience, it will have been spiritually rewarding to see the impact her writing and insight had upon so many.  But so much physical and emotional experience went into the blending of the amazing woman who was Maya. Did you realise, for example, that for five years Maya was mute, […] Read more »