Reconnection

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection. Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that…

Sunday Night Inspiration

It’s that time again. Sunday night has rolled around. The new week is about to begin. Here’s a little bit of inspiration to get things started… “You either run towards that which connects you, or run from it.” – Oscar Isaac “She understood that the hardest times in life to go through were when you…

After A While

After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning and company doesn’t always mean security. And you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and…

Open Heart

Writing every day this month has been good, but it’s not been without challenges. Some days you stare at the screen and wonder what you should be writing. Some days you look at the screen and you’re just too tired to pull the words out. Then there are the days where you want to write,…

On Appreciation and Gratitude

Appreciation:  Recognition and enjoyment of the good qualities of someone or something: ‘I smiled in appreciation’  – Oxford Dictionaries Gratitude:  The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness: ‘she expressed her gratitude to the committee for their support’ – Oxford Dictionaries Over the years, on and off, I’ve tried…

Bloom

I’m feeling a tad sorry for myself. I’ve got a stinking cold. This afternoon I had a couple of spare hours, and I mostly spent them in cafes in Central London, sipping tea, and then coffee, and people-watching. I had plans to write a blog post tonight, but all I want right now is a…

Quiet

“The highly sensitive [introverted] tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic. They dislike small talk. They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive. They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. They love music, nature, art, physical beauty. They feel exceptionally strong emotions–sometimes acute…

Words

The moments Mould you,  Shaping souls Into pieces  And wholes. Thoughts come And go,  Yet still Missing you After all This time.  – SEW – 20/08/16

Weekend Coffee Share

Hello, friend. If we were having coffee, it would not be without first giving you a hug. I do love my hugs. Then I would tell you about this thing: #weekendcoffeeshare. I first noticed it on Lizzie and Dan‘s blogs, and I was intrigued. At first I thought it was a blogging series that they…

The Nature of Progressive Deafness

When I tell people that I now have a cochlear implant, there are many questions that arise – and I’m always happy to answer them. Having a sense of curiosity is never a bad thing, it helps us to learn about others and the world around us. There were times when I was growing up…

Twinkle Lights

Twinkle lights are the perfect metaphor for joy. Joy is not a constant. It comes to us in moments – often ordinary moments. Sometimes we miss out on the bursts of joy because we’re too busy chasing down extraordinary moments. Other times we’re so afraid of the dark that we don’t dare let ourselves enjoy…

Words

Changing tides Pull my heart  In new directions.  Parallel souls In different corners Of the world,  Aching together.  Eyes fill With emotions That spill,  Breaking control. Remember, lovely one,  You have the power To write Your own story.  – SEW – 10/11/16