Nurturing seeds of hope

nurturing seeds of hope

We act because we want to make things happen. Good change. We speak because we want to make a difference. To look at the familiar from a different angle. We hope because we believe that our being has meaning. Let’s take care of our hope seeds – they produce fruit. And water those in others. … Read more

This too shall pass…

this too shall pass

The storms in our mind are often much more ferocious than the weather outside. They can feel overwhelming and stop us in our tracks. But if we stick it out, the jumble of stuff in our heads can sometimes become the bright new insight or idea. After all if it were simple, it probably would … Read more

Pick a lane

pick your lane

We have to pick a lane. Of the choices before us, we do need to pick which one we are going to pursue. We can’t choose them all. Or keep switching lanes. And if we want to make a difference, then avoiding picking a lane is not an option. There is no ‘right’ choice. But … Read more

Harvesting the best

harvesting the best

If you want the best wine you have to be intentional about your vines and your terroir. You have to know your soil, your grapes, your aspect and your microclimate. You have to tend your vines, weed and prune. Judging which buds to leave and which to remove so that the best have the opportunity … Read more

What questions are you asking yourself?

What questions are you asking yourself

What questions are you asking yourself? What do you catch yourself saying on a regular basis? When we stop to listen – to ourselves talking to ourselves – it can be a very illuminating conversation… And if you aren’t asking any questions – why not? Aren’t you curious? PS If you want to think more … Read more

Who are you connecting to?

We might have a brilliant idea, a great insight that will make a powerful difference. But if we’re not linked with others who believe in us and can help us grow. Who can strengthen our voice so that it becomes clearer and more resonant. Then we’ll probably get tired of trying. We are not meant … Read more

Find your way to celebrate!

Celebration is vital! It’s not just about the big things. In fact, it’s even better if we start small. By noticing the little things. The small steps. And those things that bring a smile to our face (and inner being). It reminds us about what is important to us and puts a ‘golden thread’ through … Read more

Fast or slow?

Fast or slow?

Two types of drivers cause a headache and danger for the rest of us. There are those who only go fast. Foot on the accelerator, energised by the thrill of speed. A ‘habit’ that needs feeding. Yes, they may have ramped up their reflexes, but their fast reaction isn’t always enough. And the psychological disturbance … Read more

… with gratitude

with gratitude

So how shall we live? It’s a big question – one of the biggest – along with how shall we love and how shall we die. But we can’t answer it in one go. It’s a question for a lifetime of asking. Though we can set our compass and choose the kind of walk we … Read more

So how shall we live?

so how shall we live

Most of us count our hours, days and weeks by what we do. Focussing on our productivity. Ticking off our ever growing list as we go. I wonder if that’s just the reverse side of life. The threads that are caught on the underside of the carpet. What if we had a sense of what … Read more