Risk

Risk Grief & Loss Recovery / Day 85 Remember the early days of summer as a child? The air was just beginning to get warm, the sun didn’t yet have the strength to burn our skin (or so we thought at the time) – but the water was still cold. Whether it was lake...

If not now…Then when?

If not now…Then when? Grief & Loss Recovery Day 84 Life is not to be wasted; rather it is to be savoured. All experiences, both good and bad, joyous and sorrowful, can be woven together into a rich tapestry reflecting the power of the ‘human experience.’...

Finding Peace

Finding Peace – Grief & Loss Recovery Day 83 All living beings have the same basic wish to be happy and avoid suffering, but very few people understand the real causes of happiness and suffering. We generally believe that external conditions such as food,...
Embracing Trust

Embracing Trust

Grief & Loss Recovery – Day 82 I have never been one who takes risks, who steps out and trusts that I am being taken care of, no matter what. This ‘fearfulness’ has characterised my life; but, now – as I reach my 50s – I am finally…slowly…learning to let go...
Keeping A Refuge Within

Keeping A Refuge Within

Grief & Loss Recovery – Day 81 One of my favourite books when I was growing up was the children’s classic, The Secret Garden, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The young heroine discovers just that, a secret garden where she can take refuge from her deep emotional...
Find just one pleasant thought

Find just one pleasant thought

Grief & Loss Recovery – Day 80 John Ruskin, the 19th century writer, wrote most eloquently when he penned: “Make yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts! None of us yet know, for none of us have been taught in early youth, what fairy palaces we may build of...