Welcoming spring in with some flowers, eggs and rabbits…oh and maybe some chocolate too. Happy Easter and enjoy your sunny Sundays everyone x
There are times when I feel wrapped up in my own mind. Then, some instinct ‘taps me on the shoulder’ and I realise that I am moving through my day while disconnected from my body. Chaos is queen. Turning in, tuning back in and listening to my body, grounds me back into the present. The chaos settles into steadiness. Taking time to do small things with great love for my body re-aligns and balances me.
How do you find ways to listen to your own body?
“Not all of us can do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.”Mother Theresa
This quote struck a note with me at a time that an illness had taken over my ability to do anything particular ‘great’ with my life. I was struggling with doing even the boring day to day bits of life. At first it angered me. I wanted to rebel at the notion of not being able to do something great. I wanted to still believe that I could one day find my illness diminishing and recover enough to put it all behind me and then climb a mountain, change legislation, and contribute something fantastic to world literature…these were the ‘great things’ that fuelled my imagination.
Planting my head into the life I could or should be living instead of being ill was making the being part unbearable.
My imagination and will power alone could not shake off the bonds of my body.
And so this quote became a way to save my sanity. I had to reason with myself that I might never achieve these dreams. And if I could not I might become consumed by bitterness. No! I would not let illness turn me into someone who hated life. So the choice between living life embittered, or letting go of an imagined future, became an easy one. It felt almost practical in fact.
It made sense.
What also made sense was for me to re look at my blog. Things on my site had pretty much lapsed. Apologies, as blogging is definitely one of the small things I do love, and with Spring coming (or has it arrived? April is a tricky month in Britain) what better time to embrace a new beginning!
So here’s to the future on my blog, re focused around the wisdom of Mother Theresa.
Still me, but with a fresh perspective.
Wishing you all a restful night’s sleep xxx
Unfurling from the ball of wool I’ve been in over the month of December. A new year, a new beginning.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year, full of exciting possibilities! xxx
My take on the well known quote ‘don’t let the bastards get you down’…I call bull***t! x
My little sister turned 30! What just happened! Seriously though…?
Sleepy Sunday this weekend…Hope you’re all having an equally restful and peaceful time xxx
Always good to see some green! x
Worry cycles and clouds.
Whatever the weather these little macarons never fail to cheer me up! x
Probably would spend all week doing the same if I had the time! x
Sunday = scruffy! x
Although she is two years younger, my sister is a fair bit taller than me!
Have a lovely long Easter weekend everyone! x
Hello again and wishing you all a happy Sunday! I’ve taken a little pause as I’m moving house and the clutter got the better of me.
Spent a lot of time in big checked shirts, sorting, packing and recycling my belongings.
Feeling ready for the next step and will probably be wearing some more big checked shirts in the weeks to come.
Funnily enough today was rather windy and rainy… But there were some really sunny days early this week which made it feel like springtime was on the way!
Have a lovely Sunday everyone x
So easy to take for granted, but a good night’s sleep is pretty wonderful when you need it. x
Strength may be found in the courage to feel emotions that seem unbearable and learning that they can pass… #mentalheatlth #internationalwomensday #hope
A celebration of the humble tea mug x
Forget how much stress is held in the body, not just that which is swirling around in the mind. Really benefited by messing around to some music! Felt like I managed to release some of the inner demons…
It was nice to not be so serious for a bit. Hope you all can find some silliness in today and the week ahead! xxx
Reaching a milestone on a project! A moment of celebration before plunging on again.
Writing and drawing can be a solitary business and I was reminded by a friend that it is important to mark these moments of progress along the way.
Hope everyone else’s creative projects are going well! xxx
Sometimes you need to let something go to begin something new…
Have a lovely Sunday everyone xxx
Taking some time away from the screen this week and getting back to some sketching…
Have a lovely relaxing Sunday everyone! xxx
Yes, I have three hands… lol xxx