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
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