New beginnings

‘When one door of happiness closes, another one opens, but often we look so long at the closed door we do not see the one that has been opened for us.’ Helen Keller One of the effects of being under a lot of stress is that our focus can become quite narrow. We tend to […]


Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, “grow, grow.” The Talmud The desire to grow, to flourish, is one of the most basic drives in nature. When we see a fragile seedling emerge from the ground and strive rapidly upwards, or watch a young child take its first steps, […]

The Daffodils

‘For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude; And then my heart with pleasure fills, And dances with the daffodils.’ William Wordsworth     How many of us lie on the couch in a ‘vacant or in […]