What if I told you What if I told you that it is hard, Would that make what I do worth more? What if I told you that what I do is easy, Would that do it for you? Where is the value that you place upon me, If I cannot see … Continue reading What If I Told You ~ A Poem
Wherever the light gets in, that's the place to put your focus. Go to where the light pours out for refreshment of your soul. Be around those people whose words and deeds bring hope, healing, calm, grace and success. Keep it simple and be mindful. The strongest foundations are what support the tallest buildings, … Continue reading Where The Light Comes In
Congratulations on getting 1,000 total likes on The Holly Tree Tales. Your current tally is 1,010. Dear Readers, WordPress recently sent me a notification to say that 1,000 Likes had been received by The Holly Tree Tales' site. I just wanted to say a big ... THANK YOU and how much I value your … Continue reading Thank You for 1,000 Likes
I saw this picture of a brain recently (source of image unknown) and it fascinates me. Did you know, our brains are incredible organisms - yes, organisms, not organs - with the most wonderful capacity for renewal and change? Our conscious brain can direct our nonconscious brain (which is the powerful engine driving us to … Continue reading Brain Magic
"Think the right thing." 💛 Do we realise how powerful our thoughts are, how we influence much in our lives by how we think? One of my methods for dealing with diabolical situations, is to find points of humour and I easily laugh with myself. When we laugh, tension is released and we feel so … Continue reading Think The Right Thing
Have you ever wondered ... What Would Jesus Do? This is the revised version of a post published at The Holly Tree Tales on 30 April 2015. * In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself “What would Jesus do?” Over … Continue reading What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised
In a slightly stronger than usual tone ... "No guilt, no shame, no condemnation", a phrase I often hear in a life coaching forum, most certainly brings calm. If we're not where we need to be nor even desperately want to be, we must NOT carry blame. Our thinking cannot change everything in a flash. … Continue reading No guilt. No shame. No condemnation.
This piece was written on Monday 21 December 2015. I share it here, as a mindfulness offering in the lead-up to Chistmas. It will be my fifty sixth birthday on Tuesday next week, 11 December, and two weeks after that will be the day that we celebrate another's birth, after whom the festivity and 'holiday … Continue reading A Moment Before Christmas ~ Revisited
Almost two years ago, I posted this on The Holly Tree Tales and it seems fitting, on this first day of December, to rehearse it. Here is the revised version. * While we whinge about aspects of our First World lives, so opulent in so many ways, babies are starving, people are aching for … Continue reading Test It All Against The Truth Of Love ~ Revised
This is a little technical experiment in ‘reblogging’ a previously published post. The original post was written and published on The Holly Tree Tales on 23 February 2017. I am reposting it now as a result of having attended a WordPress WordCamp at the weekend, this being a relevant piece to the subject of learning to manage and write a Blog on WordPress.
It has been two years since I began the journey of technically building a blog, and writing one. My first ever blogging experience began with the process of creating “The Holly Tree Tales” on WordPress, something that was completely and utterly unfamiliar to me, in every sense. It was early in January 2015, the first to be precise, when I gathered my two children together at my computer, in order to consult them where possible, and set off cautiously into the jungle that has been my complicated technical process of setting up and managing this website.
For many years I had been told, by all sorts of people, that I ought to write my story, communicate my philosophical thoughts, share about my experiences through childhood, describe my journeys in new places, reveal my trepidatious steps through parenting my children into the great humans that they are, discuss my gardening exploration and tips, reach out by telling others about my…
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