These beautiful blooms, from my garden last Summer, are called "A Shropshire Lad". They're one of the David Austin Roses' selection of beautiful English roses. I planted one of these in our last garden in NSW, Australia, and have planted four on the walls of our home in Berwickshire, UK. They are such lovely … Continue reading A Shropshire Lad In Berwickshire
Asked: “Why Do You Write?” Answer: “I write because I can’t draw … No, that is not entirely true. I write because it is the music I make without a keyboard with sounds. I write because I have written since I was a little girl, learning to spell, standing in line to have … Continue reading Why Do I Write ~ Revisited
Here's a little Once Upon A Time pic ... London circa 1988. Do you know who the gentleman is? I loved to attend his motivational talks, always took copious notes, thrived in the vibe of possibility and positive thinking, could listen and absorb hours and hours of wisdom, never tired of the greatness, the teaching on growth, mindsets and … Continue reading An Eagle Moment With A Master Coach
It's a pink and blue day! The eleventh of the month. It's the start of a new week. Two months after my last birthday, ten months before the next. I have a long list of Things To Be + To Achieve by then. This year I have learnt a number of new skills. I am … Continue reading Diamonds Are Created Under Pressure
Pictured above, snowdrops in our garden, just beginning to spread their carpets of beauty in the first month of the new year. Snow has not yet fallen, but the snowdrops are creating the elegance of white calm on the ground. In various social media spaces lately, I've seen fleeting mentions of a ten year challenge. … Continue reading Snowdrops And Fortitude
From a young age I have written in journals. When one needs to try to sort out one's thoughts about anything, I have found writing in my journals to be the very best way to clear my mind and to record what my heart is saying at the time. It is not always easy to … Continue reading Owning My Purpose
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
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
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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In this blogpost, I share a little about my experience of innercising, a review of the Innercise book, and some words about my journey with NeuroGym, the company founded by the author of this book, John Assaraf. The second part of this blogpost is the 'review', which has since also been published on Amazon, in … Continue reading Innercise Book ~ A Review