On seeing from the other way


Yesterday I did the alpaca rounds in reverse, and in the afternoon rather than the morning. Cast in another light and from the opposite direction, the green paths appeared so different And I wondered what else might change if we came to it from the other way around. For example, our stories of challenge, hardship … Read more



Start where you are… “… Beginning anything well involves a clearing away of the confusing, the cluttered and the complicated to find the beautiful, often hidden lineaments of the essential and the necessary. Beginning is difficult, and our insulating rituals and the virtuoso subtleties of our methods of delay are always a fine, ever-present measure … Read more

With courage


Do one thing every day that scares you. Mary Schmich * Starting today. Not tomorrow. Because we’re cheering you on…   * Often misattributed to Eleanor Roosevelt  

Hope – for a new beginning…


Whatever your week’s been like – and mine has had its moments – we can still choose hope for a new beginning. Just don’t expect it to come from outside.

Trust the process


I wasn’t expecting a cloud-filled valley when I drew back the curtains this morning. The usual sights were not visible. And if I had arrived here in the darkness, I wouldn’t know what I was looking at… But I do. And that’s the thing. Sometimes we have to trust what we know, even if we … Read more