Are There Enough Smarties?

Two of my sons celebrate birthdays in April and since they’ve been old enough to know there’s a birthday cake on their special day, I’ve made them each a chocolate cake decorated with Smarties. Specifically, I spell out their name on top of the cake with each letter in the same colour of the candy, and then dress the rest of the cake with what Smarties are left. I now use two boxes instead of just one.  Every time I pour out the pieces I look...

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Stepping off the Path

You begin to feel it – no one else knows or even notices a change in your behaviour. But you know it.  The knowing within acts as a honing device telling you when what you’ve thought, said or done isn’t in alignment with what you believe about yourself.  The more you immerse yourself in purposeful living, the more frequently you’re called out.  “Why did you say this?” “Why did you do that?” This is not a punishment but Spirit’s way of keeping...

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It’s so Hard to be Good

The acts of violence around the world, the acts of unkindness close to home, and the mercurial disposition of our earth and weather make it so hard to be good these days.  The lack of certainty has prompted a “survival of the fittest” mentality where love, compassion, trust and patience have been elbowed out by the bullies of fear, anger, revenge and greed. This time of change and transition is pushing every button we possess, and I in my cloak...

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Knowing You have to Move On

Logically, you can create a number of reasons for maintaining the status quo. Your mind – by default in its survival mode – will willingly prevent you from leaving the familiar to enter the unknown even if the familiar is uncomfortable for you. Not knowing terrifies the mind more than an existing situation that is unhealthy for you. However, deep inside you a small voice grows ever stronger and more insistent that change needs to happen....

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What Motivates Other People…

What motivates other people may not be what is motivating you. This is a very clear and uncomplicated statement. Yet not taking this into consideration when accepting a job, making plans with a family member, deciding on a night out with your friends or even taking your dog for a walk can lead to disappointment, frustration and misunderstanding. What compels each of us to engage the way we do is unique to our personality, upbringing and belief...

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The Truth can be Comfortable

We’re constantly being told to be careful what we say – that saying what you really think leaves yourself wide open. The words “vulnerable” “under scrutiny” “irresponsible” “naïve” “crazy” have all been used to describe someone who has stated their truth.  Logic has convinced us that speaking truth is even dangerous. But if you were to say what you truly think how refreshing, liberating that would be.  To be yourself despite all to the...

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