Coping in Change

Staying Open To Possibility.

Possibility has a distinct feeling. Like a small light that flickers and catches your eye in a dark room. It is a feeling of wonder mixed with a sense of disbelief that you didn’t notice this before. So, you look closer, and the more you look at it the brighter it becomes. Your heart takes a small leap and your stomach tightens slightly in hope. After any period of unexpected change, there must come a point when we have to get up, move on, and pick up the pieces. Slowly sifting through the remains of plans we had made before […]

The Fallow And What Comes Next

Fallow is an old-fashioned sounding word meaning a period of time when a piece of land is left unplanted. This ‘Fallow’ period was often used by farmers to allow the nutrients and goodness of the soil to rebalance. A land in fallow was also a time of breaking cycles of disease or decay. As we slowly emerge from our lockdowns and COVID restrictions, I wonder about the term fallow, and how it relates to the period of time we are going through. The pandemic for many has been like a fallow period. All the usual activities and events we took […]

Time to Turn Down The Trump Noise

About a year ago, I came to the realization that watching the news and listening to the noise of Trump’s madness gripping the world was taking up a lot of my time and energy. I was starting every morning on a diet of endless news stories filled with outrage. I was reading constant loops of intrigue about FBI investigations, Russian Links, and cruel taunts and Tweets from a President. And I realized that all of the noise was cluttering my mind and taking up too much space. That week I decided to do something drastic. I stopped reading. Anything. Period. […]

Are You Lacking The Courage To Be Happy?

Being happy does not always require us to be brave. But, moving an obstacle out of the way of our happiness does require courage. When we are stuck in a situation that makes us unhappy change is required to move forward. Moving forward might require you to take a leap of faith and try something new. It could mean following a yearning of your heart to try a new career, write a book, perform a play. It could require focusing on your health, giving up an addiction or saying no to commitments we no longer want to do. So often […]

20 Powerful Quotes For The Second Half Of 2020

We need some encouragement and inspiration to get through the second half of this difficult year. I wanted to share 20 powerful quotes that I hope will propel us onwards through whatever the rest of the year has to offer. Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. Unknown It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare  In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Jesus Christ You don’t […]

habit of comparison

Breaking the Habit of Comparison

When we are on a journey of improvement or change, there is a huge temptation to compare our progress to others and to conclude that we are not progressing fast enough.

Make you the priority

Dream Building Again

After a divorce or loss, there is a point we come to when we need to move the focus back to ourselves. It is time to start dream building again.

30 Buddhist Quotes For Change

30 Buddhist Quotes For Change that have inspired and encouraged us through change and difficult times. We hope you will also find some courage and support in these

How Nurturing Your Inner Child Can Help You Through Change

Change requires a lot of self-nurturing. When change is happening around us and is out of our control we get scared, we panic and we can feel paralyzed. One of the ways you can help yourself through a time of change is to really focus on looking after yourself. It starts by giving value to your wants and needs. Some people find it easiest to take it back to simple pleasures. To focus on things that made us feel safe as a child. It is about recognising the inner child in us that is feeling alone, scare and unsure. Self-nurturing […]