How Can You Bring Your Best Self To The Table?

Hurting people hurt people. Think about that, when tempted to react or to retaliate. We are now in the second quarter of a new year. What do you want to think and be? How do you want to be remembered? How do you want to be experienced by all who know you really? What changes … Continue reading How Can You Bring Your Best Self To The Table?

Test It All Against The Truth Of Love ~ Revised

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

A Mindful Advent 2017

I sat down to write a little message, which was simply going to say what I had posted on my Instagram account yesterday, 1st December 2017: Wishing everyone a very happy Advent season and then it seemed to me that more needed to be written besides these few words.  I became mindful that so many … Continue reading A Mindful Advent 2017

Teach Our Sons And Daughters

  Let us teach our sons and our daughters what real Love is, with blisters on the soles of its feet. Let us show them that valuing ourselves, loving who we are and who we can become through right thinking and right action, is what leads to success in all areas of Life. Let us … Continue reading Teach Our Sons And Daughters

IF … In The Strongest Terms

  IF ... In The Strongest Terms If a man is not prepared to recognise the massive contributions made by his spouse to their combined family, and is not prepared to walk to the ends of the earth to do what is necessary to support her, then that man is not worth his salt and … Continue reading IF … In The Strongest Terms

Judging And Loving

Judging And Loving Don't judge that which you cannot understand, For only fools do that. Don't judge the one whose shoes you've not walked in, Unless you know that you could walk his path. Don't judge others, For while you point one finger, three are pointing back at you. Don't sit around chewing over the … Continue reading Judging And Loving

On Healing the Inner Child, by Thich Nhat Hanh

An excerpt from the book “Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child” by Thich Nhat Hanh. FROM THE INTRODUCTION “In each of us, there is a young, suffering child. We have all had times of difficulty as children and many of us have experienced trauma. To protect and defend ourselves against future suffering, we often try to … Continue reading On Healing the Inner Child, by Thich Nhat Hanh