A Moment With The White Viola

There is so much perfection in one tiny flower. This white viola is one small part of a constellation of blooms in my organic garden. Like stars they light me up when I see their pretty faces and I watch how the native bees love to sip their nectar. There is such grace in a … Continue reading A Moment With The White Viola

We Lead By Example

  Leadership is leadership.  Parenting is leadership.  Whether we are leading teams, family big or small, classrooms full of children, organisations, churches, businesses, society, clubs ... the group that we are leading is simply a group that we are leading.  No matter the situation: We lead by example. When we become aware and mindful of … Continue reading We Lead By Example

Authenticity Is A Key

  What if I told you that authenticity is a key to a sustainable lifestyle and that being the real, most loving You is what helps others the most? I once cracked under the strain of trying to meet others' demands and expectations, in some cases people who had never ever gone beyond their own comfort zones in … Continue reading Authenticity Is A Key

What Would Jesus Do ~ Revised

  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

Finding the Power to Solve Personal Problems

  Have you ever held a book in your hands which you felt was truly special and worth sharing with others? Earlier this year I bought the book "The Power of Positive Thinking" by Norman Vincent Peale.  I felt that I might have read this book many years ago and, indeed, may have it in … Continue reading Finding the Power to Solve Personal Problems

Plants For Air Quality

With a certain amount of excitement on his part, and some natural trepidation shared, I delivered my son to university at the weekend - packed, prepped and ready to start his journey within the new academic arena of his choice. We arrived ... only to discover that my son's allocated hall of residence had just … Continue reading Plants For Air Quality

Harvesting Blackcurrants

At our current home we have a little courtyard area, where I have collected a number of plants in pots, in order to experiment and easily study them, while I learn about plant habits in the British climate. Gardening here and learning to live here is a challenge unlike any I have known, and having my most … Continue reading Harvesting Blackcurrants