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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It is not often that we have the opportunity to study life skills alongside an experienced and respected coach and trainer, to come under the tutelage of a number of experts in the field of NeuroScience, to rub shoulders with overcomers from around the world, to take our own life to higher ground in the … Continue reading Innercise Book ~ A Review
Have you heard of "Innercise" yet? A book about the brain, it is NOW available, hot off the press this week! Here is a little of my story and my personal connection to the brain training and life coaching work of the author of this book, John Assaraf. He is CEO of a company … Continue reading Brain Health Meets The Innercise Book
It is not every day that you meet a fox. It is not every day that one is adorned with the silk tie belonging to JT Foxx either. I am honoured to have met JT, to have been 'crowned' with his elegant tie, standing alongside a maestro with anticipation of great things to come, and … Continue reading Meeting JT Foxx For the First Time
Taking a moment to honour my mother. This is the woman who gave birth to me in South Africa, two weeks before Christmas, two months before her twentieth birthday, the parent I grew up with in Africa, before she returned to live in the UK when I was 21. I had 'left' home for practical … Continue reading A Tribute To My Mother
Dear Readers, You might have noticed my absence from the Blog for a few weeks. Hopefully, those who follow my Instagram posts and Twitter feed will have seen that I have been abroad on an adventure and realised that I have had my attention on matters of life. I am now back in … Continue reading Catch Up & Live Recording of New Hope – A Poem
Forgive To Be Free When I was a teenager, after my first stepfather died, tragically, I remember discovering deep inside me a thought that the deeper the pain, the more the capacity for love / happiness / joy ... as if the pain was like a drill, making space to fill the void … Continue reading Forgive To Be Free
Last week, preparing to travel to Edinburgh in the snow, one of my children said to me "Mummy, you are beautiful, and you are brave". I was overwhelmed with an emotion I do not know how to express. I only share this because, if life isn't tough at times, we don't grow. If life … Continue reading Beam On
Several quotes and other writings that I have seen over the past week have prompted me to write a piece on the subject of flow in our lives. This has been an interesting personal challenge, as there have been weather patterns showing their otherwise faces and things breaking down or getting completely stuck, all … Continue reading A Study On Flow