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Something drew me to my blog today. Perhaps it was procrastination. I’d like to think it was something far greater. Perhaps an inner stirring that I could no longer ignore. Or maybe a need to come home to a place where I feel free to explore, share and engage. The one thing I do know […]

One of the lessons I have learnt over the years is to stop expecting – it saves a lot of heartache. You know the typical scenario – you expect something to happen, or someone to do something, and things don’t turn out even remotely as you were hoping. The resultant disappointment leads to all sorts […]

I don’t believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. — T.S. Eliot I am trying to make a decision at the moment about my future – a change of direction which will involve more study but get me […]

Third time lucky

Back in 2007, and then again last year, I attempted to complete a project where I took a photo a day for a year,  post it to my blog and write a short reflection. I referred to this as Project 365. I failed in both these attempts to achieve this goal even though I have […]

Moments change lives – sometimes irrevocably, sometimes momentarily, all too often unnoticed. If we stop and think about it we’d say that our lives were full of moments. We could possibly even list the significant ones, but what about all the others, all the moments like a look, a smile, a touch, a reflection … […]

Generational nostalgia

Bear with me as I go back in time and remember. I was a young girl in the 1960s – yes, its true – and yet there are so many memories of people and events that happened during that time that are ingrained in my being even if I didn’t understand them and their effects […]

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. e.e. cummings, 1955 Time stands still for no one. It keeps marching forwards and we are forced along […]

Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium and Boron… I found myself singing the elements of the periodic table. In a flash it all came back to me: learning the periodic table at school, studying chemistry, completing a science degree majoring in chemistry, teaching chemistry and science. I thought this stuff was lost forever. After all, when in […]

Inside every adult, there is a child crying, “Let me out.” Lucia Capacchione in Recovery of Your Inner Child I am online every day and if I’m not I feel lost. Recently I have become aware that my online behaviour has changed significantly. My primary reasons for connecting to the internet are either to search […]

I love this reflection by Brother David Steindl-Rast where he invites us to become aware of the constant miracle we live in. I have watched this many times and its message still has the same impact on me today as it did the first time I heard it. As we are being inundated by doom […]

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