This Helps.

Compare no more. Beneath the deep rooted need to compare, lies a belief that we are not good enough. And the minute we drop into this space, we spiral downwards Instead, Whenever we compare ourselves to others, simply say this prayer: “The light I see in them is a reflection of my inner light” The…

Thinking Space Required

I love the open invitation The still silent places, Empty with promise. Then the noise and bustle of the city The taxi rides past The rain, falls in New York? Chicago? I am a camera A passenger A silent watcher And thief of souls. Marry me.

Another Level Up

“There’s always another level up. There’s always another ascension. More grace, more light, more generosity, more compassion, more to shed, more to grow” It’s a quote from Elizabeth Gilbert I heard this morning on an interview with Oprah. It caught me by surprise. That’s all. I read the words over and turned them over in…

The Empty Bowls

Empty bowls are the symbol for my site. I chose the picture for the reason below but I never could articulate the words til i read them this morning. Thank you. “When you recognise that you will thrive not in spite of your losses and sorrows but because of them that you would not have…

On being a Mum

Yesterday, Alison asked me what I wrote about on my blog. And I couldn’t answer. I froze. And then waffled. And sold myself short (again). It struck me as odd that’s all and I merely write and observe upon this experience below. Why do I write? I write here because something in me compells me…

Pema Chodrun

I like Pema Chodrun. I especially like her work with lion’s roar. Here is an introduction and link to one of Pema’s ideas “How to Move Forward once you have Reached Rock Bottom” It’s worth a read if like me, you have ever wondered about life and why it is the way it is. When…

Paleo Menu 12-10-15

This way of planning is working for me, a busy working mum. A commitment to paleo is a commitment to cooking, to real food. And that takes time. Time we don’t always have, late home from work….. And yet I am doing it, every day and what it’s giving me is a precious space to…

Limoncello yellow

It is the most exquisite day. Summer. Bright hot. The kind of day that lifts the soul. Beautiful. Still. Shimmering. “We do not know how long we’ve got here. We don’t know when fate will intervene. We cannot discern God’s plan. What we do know is that with every minute that we’ve got, we can…

Favourite LIDO, Ilkley

This magnificent outdoor swimming pool stll lies in my valley, the Wharfe Valley, Ilkley. My father was evacuated here in the war years as a teenager, from Lawnswood and he fell in love with the town and vowed to live here all his life with his new bride, mum. This old photograph must be from…

Paleo Breakfast Porridge

The flavours of this simple light breakfast dish are enhanced with cinnamon, toasted coconut flakes and full-fat coconut milk. Some mornings, I wake early and go to the kitchen to prepare the squash and place in the oven while the house sleeps. The squash cooks gently through while I sip hot tea and write. A…

Creating Vital Space

And it seems I am not the only one who hungers….. This gorgeous extract (written by Florinda Colavin) feeds my soul more than any food could…. “April 30, 1981.  Eleven a.m. ……I sit at the typewriter and write. The quiet of the house seeps into my bones and nurtures me. Writing is a way of…

Paleo Grilled Sardines and Lemon

Straight out the tin, add garlic and lemon, salt and pepper and grill for 6 – 8 minutes. In the end, I added the grilled sardines to some pre-cooked mashed up sweet potato and served this with a simple side salad of lettuce, cucumber, peppers, spring onions and tiny cherry tomatoes. We mixed up a…