Do what makes you happier

Do what makes you happy What makes you happy? Do more of that. You spend enough time doing what makes you unhappy or discontent: do what helps you thrive! If you love painting, make time for that.If you love walking, make time for it.Feed your own soul with the seeds of happiness x

Small Things / Coffee

Fresh Coffee ritual Sometimes it isn’t the big things like intense interventions, or medication, that make the difference in our lives (although these are often important key aspects to improving mental health). Sometimes it’s the smaller, subtler things that make the difference and ‘nudge’ our health positively. For me, the small of fresh coffee is … Continue reading Small Things / Coffee

Sunday thoughts: Be a Mountain, not a cloud

Be the mountain x Most days we feel more like a cloud that’s blown wherever rather than a mountain that stands forever. Keep on standing firm in truth and I hope. Let your words, thoughts and actions always fall on the side of truth and love. That way, when the wind blows, you can stand … Continue reading Sunday thoughts: Be a Mountain, not a cloud

Prodigal Justice Incarnated as Love

Have you ever just wanted to run away? Have you ever felt so stressed, unhappy, depressed, scared, out of your depth, restless, bored, or just like you want to walk away from everything? I’ve felt like that a number of times, and I think it’s a pretty normal response to life when we are under … Continue reading Prodigal Justice Incarnated as Love

Pass through and keep pursuing the one thing

Not every day or week or month or even year is a good one. Some days we feel like the little boat below - washed up; stuck in the mud; in need of some care. Storms pass and things get better - Someone reminded me of that this morning. Things do get better: Struggles become … Continue reading Pass through and keep pursuing the one thing

Play with a pack, run with a team

This morning I’m at a football tournament watching my daughter play. As they practiced shooting it struck me that all the teams practicing in that moment were only practicing scoring goals. No one was passing, tackling or communicating. Why? I suspect in every child’s mind there is the thought that they want to be the … Continue reading Play with a pack, run with a team

Better not bitter

It’s the easiest thing to have a bitter mind and hardened heart when you are experiencing pain, trauma or grief. Better not bitter Keep a good heart and don’t get bitter. Aim to be kind. Aim to be compassionate. Aim to be better, not bitter. When life is going swimmingly it’s actually really easy. It’s … Continue reading Better not bitter

Confidence flows from character

I posted a few days ago about character being attributes that flow OUT of us in life’s circumstances. The quality of our character dictates the strength of our lives. And the strength of our lives is linked with the confidence we have on the inside flowing to the outside. For example, patience is stronger than … Continue reading Confidence flows from character

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