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    Love + Light + Hope – An anniversary

    “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.” #christopherreeve Ten years. 3562 days. On this day back in 2005, life was disrupted with four words: “You have rheumatoid arthritis.” I remember how daunting that felt…

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    Making health decisions

    It is possible to take control and tackle head-on any health issue. You can seek advice, learn about the options and make choices that are right for you. Knowledge is power. #angelinajolie When I…

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    Letting go

    Setting your intention is like drawing an arrow from the quiver of your heart. Bruce Black A few weeks ago, I literally set fire to some of the things that have been holding me back…

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    The F**k It List

    Either I will find a way, or I will make one. Philip Sidney Okay, so I’m sure that most of us have heard about the concept of a bucket list, which is a list of…

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    Merry Christmas Spoonies

    I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. #HarlanMiller Christmas seems to have arrived so quickly this year and it’s taken a…

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    Springtime

    No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. #Proverb The crumble of the soil between my fingers felt incredibly good today, planting a few new herbs and gently pruning my small but…

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    Spoonies

    Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself. #MohsinHamid It’s been a while since my last update, but I wanted to give a shout-out to the lovely Julie Ryan, who writes and curates…

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    Energy

    The dog is a reflection of your energy, of your behaviour. You have to ask, ‘What am I doing?’ That’s the right question to ask. #CesarMillan The days are getting shorter as autumn takes its time…

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    Paperbarks

    Time spent amongst the trees is never wasted time. #KatrinaMayer So last week was my fortieth birthday and to help me ease into my next decade, my best friend decided to whisk me away to…

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    Forty

    If my life weren’t funny then it would just be true and that’s unacceptable. #CarrieFisher 40 years. 14,610 days. 21,038,400 minutes. That’s how long my feet have been on this planet. It’s quite an…

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    Hello 2014!

    Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. #BradPaisley 2014 has arrived and we are on our way home after a very lovely night out with friends celebrating…

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    Grace

    The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. #SharonRallsLemon I’m sitting on the verandah of a friend’s house in…

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    Sunsets

    The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Marcus Tullius Cicero Where once there were four, now there is only one. Yesterday my godfather lost his battle with Alzheimers and…

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    Starts

    You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. #DrSeuss 2013 arrived not more than 45 minutes ago, and while I’ve seen in…

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    Merry Christmas

    Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmas-time. #LauraIngallsWilder Well we’re in the last few…

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    Warmth

    May I never miss a sunset or a rainbow because I am looking down. Sara June Parker I am sitting on my balcony and listening to the hum of this big city as I…

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    balance

    Reason is our soul’s left hand, Faith her right.  John Donne My health came unstuck this week. Amid the various colds, bugs and flus going around, I have largely avoided getting sick this winter but…

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    experiments

    The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude. Julia Child I love Julia Child. I love cooking. And I love experimenting. I don’t remember…

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    traveling

    The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. St Augustin Just another 24 hours and I’ll be sitting in seat 60C on a big A380 Europe-bound. The excitement…

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    sleep

    Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.  Aldous Huxley I woke up this morning, stretched and smiled. The sun was streaming in and it was still early, the…