“Today, in our “shut up, get over it, and move on” mentality, our society misses so much, it’s no wonder we are a generation that longs to tell our stories.” – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, On Grief and Grieving – It was a Sunday morning in 1997. The 31st of August, to be exact. I…Continue reading Grief Needs No Justification
To perceive Christmas through its wrappings becomes more difficult with every year. – E.B. White – Christmas! It’s here again. I am quite convinced that 365 days a year speed up the older you get, and here we are in another Jingle Bell Season. I wonder what Christmas means to you? Amidst all the festive…Continue reading What is your Christmas Story?
“Expectations were like fine pottery. The harder you held them, the more likely they were to crack.” Brandon Sanderson – The Way of Kings When I was a child, my parents and I would take walks in the forests that grew rich and lush around the little village we called home in Northern Germany. Ants…Continue reading Disturbing the Ant Nest: Let’s Talk About Expectations!
A guest post by my life partner, Mark – The Great Unknown: Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of me finishing up 32 years of employment in the one place and stepping out into the great unknown. [See my post from February 2017 called “Time to Say Goodbye” and a poem I wrote in December…Continue reading The Great Unknown – Guest Post by Mark Conner
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi – It has taken me a very long time to come to grips with how harshly I often judge myself. Those familiar with the Enneagram will understand the…Continue reading A Thought for 2018: Be Kind … To Yourself!
Scrolling through Facebook the other day, this post of a friend caught my eye: “We can’t leap over our grief work, Nor can we skip over our despair work. We have to feel it…. Historic cultures saw grief as a time of incubation, transformation, and necessary hibernation. Yet this sacred space is the very…Continue reading Grief – Stay With It
“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive that is Youer than You.” – Dr Seuss – You may be someone who looks back fondly on your school years: friendships, laughter and camaraderie. My school years were complicated. We moved around continents and countries and I changed schools regularly.…Continue reading “Youer Than You” – Saying No To Comparison
This post is dedicated to the LGBTI community who were and are a prophetic voice in my life – I am forever grateful. On the 15th April it was two years since Dean Beck, Nathan Despott and I sat down at the Joy FM Radio station and recorded an interview to discuss the damage done to LGBTI…Continue reading Joy and the Narrow Path
A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. – Adolphe Adam – Simeon’s Moment by Ron Dicianni It’s that time of year again. While some folks claim there is a ‘war on Christmas’, it takes very little research to discover that this apocalyptic, deluded conspiracy theory holds…Continue reading A Thrill of Hope