Peace on earth

I have found this year to be a huge melting pot of emotions. Personally my life has been very good, but the loss of lives and the devastation all around has been tragic beyond words. We are all human beings and to find compassion in our hearts is so very hard...

Liberation Day

Habitual ways of behaving are often useful in that they help to free our minds for other things. But if we always find ourselves getting upset when someone teases or angry when overtaken on the road, it may be worth looking at why that might be. Starting to let go of...

Mental Health and Party Politics

  I am not an expert in party politics but I have read the various manifestos and it is clear the current government does not have as pro-active an attitude to mental health as some of the other parties. For several years I have been battling the government’s...

Humpty Dumpty

By the time people eventually come to see me they may feel very broken. It is as if they have lost their essential self and no longer know who they are, if they ever did. Of course we all want to be fixed but it may not happen in the way we envisage. It may take some...

42%

  I have read that I am in the category (42%) that saw the dress as black and blue, (which apparently are the true colours). The rest (52%) saw the dress as white and gold. I am not sure what happened to the remaining 6% maybe they never got caught up in all of...

Clearing the ditches

Being a city girl originally it is always lovely to see the season changing and drive along the narrow country lanes to visit Sonia. This week I noticed that the farmers had been along and cleared the verges. All the de-leafed hedges were chopped neatly and all the...