Running and happiness

I live in village on the beautiful Gower Peninsula, Wales, United Kingdom. This village is called Bishopston and it has been called the fittest village in Wales. I have no idea how that fact was verified, but what I do know is that people here like to run a lot, a lot. They like it…

Breath, breathe. Life, live.

  Who am I? I am not my body, but my body is where I live. So my body becomes me too as long as I dwell in it.  It helps me to become aware of me, the essence of me, the life-force that is carried by the breath that flows in and out of…

I AM WHOLE

This autumn day This autumn light My eyes delight With colours soft but bright. All my senses are alive There are pleasures all around A touch, a smell, a taste, a sound. But it is deep in my soul Where I sense the best of all The joy and peace of being loved and being…

Sensual life

This autumn day This autumn light My eyes delight With colours soft but bright. All my senses are alive There are pleasures all around A touch, a smell, a taste, a sound. But it is deep in my soul Where I sense the best of all The joy and peace of being loved and being…

Food Chain

I love food! Everything about it fascinates me. However, food is not food is not food! Some of the stuff that we stuff our pretty faces with can only at best pretend to nourish and energize our bodies. So what I also enjoy is discovering real, honest, wholesome, healing, harmonious food. This type of food…

Suspended, in hope

A day, a week, a month gone by in richness, in stillness in silence, in victory as I danced through the days that were given to me. Each day so rich each breath a gift It’s all I have Rest in the knowing makes it more. Here I’m free from past regretting from future fretting…

No pressure to perform…

I have been informed of how to conform to this culture of performance I went along: Perform, perform until I was so deformed of conforming that the only option left was to be transformed by Truth and Grace from the One who is Love into the unique me that was waiting, no aching to be set…

Key to the realm of Gratitude

I grew a tree of gratitude, it will keep on bearing fruit. I water it with thanksgiving, keep on smiling, keep on singing. I soak my soul in gratitude, that my eyes may see the truth. I fill my mind and mouth with thanks that my heart may be strong and steadfast even when circumstances…

Struck down by injury; why I can’t run!

A week ago I went along to join the local ladies touch rugby practice. It was great fun, but it did not last long; at least not for me. Since then I’ve had more time to practice my writing skills and came up with a little rhyme  that might entertain, educate or merely remind of…

Butterflies

It is over a year now since I wrote a little poem titled butterflies. It is the time of year that butterflies may be spotted again, flitting around and alighting on flowers. Butterflies can signify so many things: beauty, transformation, lightness, diversity, to name a few. Beauty and transformation fascinate me, particularly transformation into beauty. We…

Why I run, then and now.

I started running when I was eight years old. The year before that, I was the slowest in my class (also the youngest and therefore subject to the ‘Matthew effect’ as explained by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers). It was a simple pleasure, easily achievable and always available. I was hooked and soon felt incomplete…

Remembering

This is my first blog post ever. I have no idea how to operate wordpress. No matter, I’ll just get on with writing something. This, I have found,is often the best way forward. Trial and error. Just get on and do something. Make a start. Make a mistake. Get something right. We only live once….