Lent and Religious Fasting – Why Would You Do This To Yourself?

Fasting for health reasons is hot. I could probably find 10 people within my circle of friends who’ve tried it. But fasting for religious reasons, such as Lent, seems to have gone out of style. Why bother with it at all? And can we learn anything from the Ramadan?

7 Signs That You (Are Learning To) Love Yourself

Self-love is a hot topic and has been for years. But what does it really mean to love yourself? And what signs can you see along the way that show you are on the right track? Here’s my humble tuppenceworth on the issue.

Is Your Heart Open or Closed? – The Power of Heart Coherence

Do you sometimes feel that space around your heart tightening when you’re upset? Or do you feel your chest expanding with joy? Knowing whether your heart is open or closed can be key in figuring out yourself and your relationship to others.

Letting Go of the Old … To Welcome the New

The last day of the year marks a time for reflection. What served you well in 2020? What do you want to leave behind? This post gives you a short exercise and small ritual to let go of the old and welcome the new… to try out by yourself or share with your loved ones close or far away. Happy New Year!

20 Lessons 2020 Taught Me

2020 is coming to a close and I’m taking the time now, before the holidays kick off and the children take up most of my time, for a lengthy reflection and 20 lessons I’ve learned this year. Feel free to add your own lessons learned in 2020 in the comments. I know you must have some!

Why My Kids Decorate the Tree: 5 Good Reasons (and 2 Bad Ones)

I love Christmas and I can’t get enough of Christmas decorations in stores, in magazines and on TV.
Yet, the tree in our home looks nothing like that. Our tree looks messy and chaotic, and wonderful. This post tells you why.