You are Stronger

I don’t know about you, but I need to remind myself of this often these days. You are not defined by your past, your errors, or your perception of yourself, or by how other people see you. Let yourself be defined by Gods view of you: you are loved unconditionally and are created to be … Continue reading You are Stronger

Keep hope alive

Purple irises I’ve come to love Irises - the purple iris is meant to symbolise hope. I keep reminding myself to hold on to hope - it’s important to have hope. There is nothing as sad as a hope-less person. We need hope to survive and thrive. In his wonderful book, “Man’s Search For Meaning”, … Continue reading Keep hope alive

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

Just reach out and touch – a story of transformation

“If I can just touch His cloak” The sneaky woman slunk through the crowds, fear pressing in on her heart, pushing her forward and pulling her back. “If I can just touch”. Simple words of faith bringing years of pain, suffering, isolation and rejection into the sphere of Jesus’ love grace and mercy.  Someone has … Continue reading Just reach out and touch – a story of transformation

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

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

Develop your character

Character isn’t something you can fabricate when life is in the furnace. It is developed throughout your life. It is formed and reinforced through every thought, action and experience you go through. When you’re in a tight spot it is your true character that will come out of you. A person truly functions out of … Continue reading Develop your 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

Falling and rising in life

Everybody hurts. Everybody falls. But not everybody rises again. It’s so true that when we are down and out; when we fall on our knees; when we get knocked down ... it’s so true that what we do next is what really matters. As somebody who is being currently knocked down, I want to just … Continue reading Falling and rising in life