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New York

The sounds from the street rise up through the window of our holiday apartment in New York. This great metropolis has enticed me for years. Now I am finally in her embrace. As I looked down from the 26th floor on the first morning, it became obvious we were in pretty safe hands. Within a block…

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A Love Of De-Cluttering

Somewhere along the way, having relocated often, I have developed a love of de-cluttering. In fact, there have been times I have questioned whether it has been an addiction. I have since come to the conclusion that it isn’t. Instead, the habit is just an incredible blessing I have gifted myself with. Standing in front…

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The Path Of Self-Love

Are you able to look in the mirror most days and genuinely feel love for the beautiful person looking back at you? Are you able to love the heart expressed through those eyes? Are you able to feel complete forgiveness and compassion for that dear person? Are you able to look at them and smile?…

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The Perfection of Challenges

The perfection of life and the lessons it teaches was once again brought to my attention recently, during an interview. The journalist had prepared well and asked some great questions, including relatively new ones, questions not asked over and over by others before her. So the time spent was rather refreshing – except that it…

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Do You Stay Or Do You Go?

The greatest honour you can do for receiving the gift of your life is to live it as joyfully and happily as possible. Obviously there are going to be lessons and challenges along the way, most of which are to undo previous conditioning. Regardless, the best way to show gratitude for your life, really, is…

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How Regrets Can Shape You

It is easy to look back on life so far and think of things you would have done differently. You might dream of having had more courage, more patience, or more discipline. You imagine who you could have been from who you are now, as if the wisdom of today could have been put to…

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The Natural Flow of Dreams

With the release of my new book only a few months away, my publishers are busy making plans for its launch. Things are different this time around for me, compared to when I released my first book. Then there was no planning or launch. I just released it and it gained its own momentum. The…

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Wanting In

If a dog is standing at a fence barking, chances are it would do almost anything to get out of the yard and enjoy the freedom. This morning when I was out walking though, a dog was barking to get back in to a yard. It was a chilly morning, so perhaps the lure of…

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Faith

The autumn leaves have almost finished falling. The chill of winter visits more regularly now. In between, the sun blesses us with occasional perfect days and we head out to the many parks nearby, running through autumn leaves or simply enjoying being alive and watching others do the same. While sitting in a park the…

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One Step At A Time

My elderly Nana, my father’s mother, was a tiny woman with a strong personality. (Both of my grandmothers were tiny, both stood under five feet tall). Nana lived in a run down old house at the back of an overgrown block. I remember only a few things about that time in my childhood. We were…

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