This Too Shall Pass

On Friday my sister passed away after a relatively short illness. It was a very powerful reminder of how fragile life can be… I wrote this poem several years ago, seated beneath a giant bell that faces a local graveyard. For Whom The Bell Tolls Seagulls scream overhead, Above the mighty bell, While Inis Caorach … More This Too Shall Pass

Artist’s Dates

Today’s excerpt from my memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow”, recounts how I found my voice, after reading Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”. “One of the many books I read around this time was Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Julia suggested a series of writing and other creative exercises designed … More Artist’s Dates

10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

  In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. The majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure. I had enjoyed a successful career as a natural medicines therapist and teacher, but fibromyalgia forced me to stop working for 2 years, reassess … More 10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

Put on your SPF!

It is such a joy to spend time in the mighty outdoors after a long winter. However, I am re-posting “Put on your SPF” which originates from May 2016, as a reminder to use a sunscreen. Yesterday, I drove around 30 miles, parked my car then climbed two long flights of stairs to a large waiting room. I felt … More Put on your SPF!

Blogging and Balance

Blogging is not for the fainthearted; it takes real commitment and many hours spent at a computer to create blog posts, comment on other blogs, reply to comments, create bonds with new followers… It is also rather addictive! Finding a balance between real life and blogging takes quite a bit of fine tuning… My own … More Blogging and Balance