Blossoms bow

Blossoms bow in the evening sun Knowing not what to think Their petals enchanting everyone Glowing such beautiful pink Stray blossom Avenue, Harrogate I love when the blossoms come out - I suspect everybody does. They blossom annually and the bright colour illuminates people’s hearts and Instagram feeds for a few weeks. And then the … Continue reading Blossoms bow

Intention, bravery and your making your choices

This morning I enjoyed a beautiful breakfast on my own in my apartment. It was a rare moment of cosy calmness that just made me smile with joy. Not every moment is like this though. Life is made of a million moments, some of them calm and cosy, while others are crazy and chaotic. I … Continue reading Intention, bravery and your making your choices

Move in the direction of your dreams

It is easy to do the expected thing, the usual thing, the normal thing. We are often encouraged not to dream, not to dare, and not to move in the direction of our dreams. Dreamers are thought to be time wasters, lazy, or having their head in the clouds. This is as far from the … Continue reading Move in the direction of your dreams

Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

There is a lie we believe about joy. We are told or taught, or somehow come to believe that joy is based solely on our circumstances. I don’t know where this notion comes from, but I know it’s not true in the experiences of many people. Watch any movie and you will notice moments of … Continue reading Finding joy isn’t dependent upon your circumstances

An introduction to living on purpose

Living life on purpose is about choosing to live life according to what makes you feel most fulfilled. Live life on purpose Many of us just go through life being knocked here and there in life, career and interests, without thinking about what we really want. Purpose is such an abstract concept: it is hard … Continue reading An introduction to living on purpose

Stillness is the key

I’ve recently been taking time to just “be still”. Our world has become a noisy, chaotic place where it can be difficult to find peace and quiet. StuartWriting| Stillness is the key Stillness refocuses our attention and our hearts towards what really matters to us. When we take time to be still our minds wander … Continue reading Stillness is the key

Choosing to live life to the full

Live life to the full. I love this phrase - it is jam-packed full of wisdom and joy and possibilities. StuartWriting| Live life to the full | find the joy Life is meant to be lived, not loathed. The choices we make everyday determine whether we will enjoy life, or endure it. How are you … Continue reading Choosing to live life to the full

There’s beauty in the breakdown

Brokenness is part of humanity. Wherever you are in the world today you will see brokenness: poverty, displaced peoples, violence, mental illness, relational - the ‘broke’ list is endless! But all around us there is something else - there is deep and profound beauty that can rekindle joy even for a moment in the darkest … Continue reading There’s beauty in the breakdown

Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…

I thought I would share my recent thoughts around the #coronavirus as people think about self isolating and the world locks down. There’s a lot of worry and anxiety, stress and confusion. The future feels daunting and uncertain. Here’s my advice in a nutshell - along with some of my recent life messages: FIND THE … Continue reading Advice for HARD TIMES – Find the…