An Eagle’s Journey

Today my daughter leaves lockdown, after nearly 5.5 months. I am so grateful for the time we have had together, a real bonus for our family in this difficult time, and we have been able to support one another during remote working / studying etc. It feels like the boarding school days again, both son … Continue reading An Eagle’s Journey

A Thought For Every Tough Time

In Life, you will never be asked to go through more than you can handle. It's what you do with it that affects the rest of your Life. Often those who go through the toughest of times are the ones whose lights shine the brightest. Don't ever give up. Every tough time has something precious … Continue reading A Thought For Every Tough Time

Mindful Insights

Do you write down your insights? Did you know that taking regular time out from your work for a few moments, to be mindful, is not only good for you but it also is an opportunity to ‘hear’ yourself? This is what one of my mindful moments produced. Have an amazingly mindful day. 🌿💜🌿 Holly … Continue reading Mindful Insights

Getting The Hang Of The Online Stage

https://player.vimeo.com/video/437492742 Speaking to a live audience on Facebook at The Holly Tree Tales on 12 May 2020Who would have thought that this would be me? A mere three years ago there was no way you would have found me on any stage or speaking to video. Not scheduled, not scripted, not impromptu. Back then, I … Continue reading Getting The Hang Of The Online Stage

Forgiveness Is Key To Flow

  Have you found yourself in the midst of a situation that is taking everything in you to manage or to survive within? Are you wondering whether there is light at the end of the tunnel and whether you will ever find the way out of the angst and pain that you have found yourself … Continue reading Forgiveness Is Key To Flow

May Catching Up With April ~ A Newsletter

Dear Readers, A Catch Up It has been a while since I wrote one of my 'chatty' posts and so I thought it was time to have a catch up ~ this time, a letter of sorts. With Spring, in the northern hemisphere, came a sudden rush of visible activity outdoors - leaves popping open, … Continue reading May Catching Up With April ~ A Newsletter

About The Word Nice

  Do you feel the same way about the word "nice"? My English teachers at school taught me to seek alternatives to the endless use of nice to describe everything. I'm so grateful to those forward-thinking women who taught me, by the use of word choices, that life can be a range of other adjectives … Continue reading About The Word Nice

Introducing a Voluntary Financial Donation Facility to The Holly Tree Tales And Why

Some months ago, WordPress notified me that a new facility had been created, which would enable the owners of blogs like my own (Premium and Business themes) to add a payment button to our websites.  At first I decided to 'file' that information, feeling that my technological muscles had been sufficiently challenged and that I … Continue reading Introducing a Voluntary Financial Donation Facility to The Holly Tree Tales And Why

When We Feel Heard And Valued

When we feel heard and valued, we find that we can do amazing things. Have you found that even the most optimistic among us begin to falter and slide, when integrity is challenged by the judgement and misunderstanding of others?  I have seen this happen to people with great promise, who have been put upon … Continue reading When We Feel Heard And Valued