What have been the highlights of this year for your life?

As the cycle of the year draws towards completion is a great time to notice highlights.  They can give great insights to steer the course of your life.    Did your year FLOW SMOOTHLY? or in UNEXPECTED DIRECTIONS?  ? What have been the HIGHS for you? ?   What OPPORTUNITIES have you seen? – whether you picked them… Read More

Cherry blossoms – bringing inspiration into your life?

Why DO cherry blossoms grow at all? So prolific So temporary So beautiful From bare branches, dead-looking trees, uninspiring and not very attractive – absolute delight bursts forth! Unfolding petal by petal into delicate, pale-pink, frilly blossoms. Like tiny ballerina dresses [tutus?] And so many flowers clustered together on branches. All hanging down-wards so we… Read More

What is your focus – and why does it matter so very, very much?

Focus  Where we put our attention is a choice we can explore, work with, even control. Every moment we can choose to look at some ‘thing’, and follow the thread of thoughts which our mind can pull up about that ‘thing’. And, gee, can minds pull up lots and lots of thoughts we can associate… Read More

Rust to revitalized: insights from a compost bin!

Feeling rusty? Here is a story about an unexpected revitalization, with a twist!   Some years ago we bought a rotating compost bin and put it together. It rotates around the middle, end over end – and makes great compost.   It did great service for many years until the angle pipe joining the frame at… Read More

Need solutions to knotty problems? Try this

When solutions elude you, bring other parts of your brain and mind to help find great options you hadn’t considered. When you draw on memories not directly associated with the problem, together with apparently unrelated information and intuition you can get leaps of understanding. How do you bring these other circuits into play? First, get… Read More

Which eyes do we see through?

Vibrant ‘bright lights’ silver-beets and lettuce are stretching upwards to flower and seed. Which eyes do I see this through? The immediate needs of my ‘foodie’ self who wants leaves to eat and these are now past their best so rip them out? Or the eyes of the long-term food gardener wanting seeds to plant… Read More