Kahlil Gibran to the rescue

I’ve been a reader of Kahlil Gibran for most of my life, and his book, The Prophet is my favourite. Last night, I had my very foundations of my soul and heart shaken to the core, after receiving an email from someone I thought to be a true friend and remarkable dementia advocate, suggesting the work…

On becoming a Senior!

A wonderful lunch to celebrate turning 60 With my immediate family And my very special friends and chosen family I love you ALL   Missing some special friends and family Some unable to be there So many no longer with us My actual birthday, the anniversary of a friends husbands death The death of a…

Tips for writers

Over the years I’ve developed a few tips for writing, which I found really useful. They differ slightly for blogs, as it is usually recommended for a blog that the content is limited to between 3-500 words, to always use an image and so on. I do try to always use images, and try to…

“Be yourself, everybody else is already taken”

The two poems quoted below have deeply impacted my life and especially my philosophies and thinking for the last 40 years… And these are a few of my personal mantras, which also support my resilience and optimism: 1. Live every day as if it is your last, just in case it is 2. Everyone is born…

Reminders life is good…

Waking up in the morning to find you still have a pulse Hanging out with positive people who support you Going for a walk or run Great food Good bullet proof coffee Listening to your favourite music Smelling freshly cut roses Meditation or Mindfulness, or both Trying out something new Joining a group of like-minded…