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Gold Dust Moments

October 21, 2021 No Comments

Main image by Christopher Campbell on Unsplash. All other photos my own from 16. & 17 October 2021, on the southern banks of Lac Léman/Lake Geneva 18 October 2021 I have written before about my daily (nightly) reflective practice of writing into some questions. Back in March this year, I wrote a piece about one […]

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Lots of Tears this Week

October 21, 2021 1 Comment

Main Photo by Vladimir Kramer on Unsplash 9 October 2021 I have cried a lot this week. Sometimes it’s just like that. Some weeks I cry more than other weeks. It might be hormonal. Let’s face it, I am 54, and apart from feeling “a little warm” most mornings as I sit in bed with […]

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Courage, Trust and Hope

October 21, 2021 3 Comments

All photos my own, taken in Montenegro 2017 and 2021Main photo, Julia spinning into the sea at Petrovac, August 2017 3 October 2021 I am just back from a week’s late summer holiday in Montenegro with Medjool. It should have been an “organised holiday”, with daily longish-distance swimming in the “fjords”, lakes, rivers and sea […]

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Community and Accountability

October 21, 2021 No Comments

25 September 2021 Main image by Hudson Hintze on Unsplash When I took up swimming again for the first time, when I was about 23, it was after an approximatively 10-year hiatus. Until the age of 13, swimming (in a pool) was one of the three main sports I did, along with ice-skating and orienteering. […]

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The willingness to be changed by another

October 21, 2021 1 Comment

Image by Eric Muhr on Unsplash 18 September 2021 (my mum’s 82nd birthday. And what would have been her twin, Janet’s, my aunt’s, 82nd birthday too) Many years ago, my brilliant childhood bestie, Nathalie, said of Influencing (in organisations), “To influence you must be willing to be influenced by the other”. I don’t remember what […]

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9/11 Memories, Appreciation and Honouring

October 21, 2021 No Comments

11 September 2021 Main photo by Jesper Blijdestein on Unsplash 9/11. Nine-Eleven trips off the tongue. It means September 11th 2001. Even to Brits, who would otherwise say 11th of September (and write 11/9), there’s no mistaking what 9/11 means. Anyone over a certain age remembers what they were doing on 11th September 2001. Remembers […]

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ABBA Revival

October 21, 2021 No Comments

4 September 2021 Image by Andrew Ebrahim on Unsplash When I landed back at Geneva airport this week, after a few days of business travel in Sweden (my first business travel in over 18 months), I headed over to the luggage collection belts. While waiting for my luggage to come through, I skimmed the BBC […]

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This Life. THIS One

October 21, 2021 2 Comments

Lac de Lamoura, French Jura. Photo my own, taken yesterday, 28 August 2021 29 August 2021 I have been doing some reading, learning and re-working on Narrative – aka the story/stories I/we tell – whether to ourselves or to others. Narratives are potentially powerful vehicles for life, living, how we show up in the world, […]

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Just how do we ever do this?

October 21, 2021 No Comments

Image courtesy of Sarah Treanor (www.streanor.com) 22 August 2021 This is my 104th piece of writing for Soaring Spirits International, which means I have been writing here for exactly 2 years. A piece a week.  And sometimes I write more frequently on my own personal blogsite. I had been widowed for over two years, and […]

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I am beginning to see what you’ve lost

October 21, 2021 2 Comments

17 August 2021 All photos my own – French, Spanish, Andorran Pyrenees I am just back from three weeks holidays spent with Medjool. It’s been lovely. Refreshing. Renewing. Most of the time we were walking in the Pyrenees, east to west, heading from the Mediterranean sea towards the Atlantic ocean. We walked for about 12 […]

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