Gratitude Prayer

'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. "Thank you" expresses extreme gratitude, humility¬†and understanding. Alice Walker Pull up a chair and pour yourself a cup of coffee. Yes, I do realise that the kitchen looks as if it had just been wrecked by an untimely earthquake …

Midlife Sight and Insight

If we were having coffee together on this Saturday morning, I would tell you how grateful I am for my sight. As you may know, we have just come back from holiday, and I was thinking how much I would have missed out on during the holiday if I could not see. Hearing is, of …

Grateful to be home again!

It's Sunday morning and time to share a cup of coffee - or tea, if you prefer, I can brew you up a tisane in no time or maybe you would like some of the Rooibos (Redbush) tea I bought back from holiday. More about redbush tea below. After more than 12 months of renovating …

Midlife Women: 10 reasons to be grateful

Saturday again! One of my favourite ways of starting the weekend is by making a list of the things I am grateful for. I keep a gratitude diary (I don't manage to write in it every single day, but I write in it at least five times a week. Sometimes it is a long list, …

Laughter Meditation for Midlife Stress Relief

I am very grateful for the things that make me laugh. Laughter is one of the best stress-busters I know. Whenever I feel stressed and hassled, I do my best to be mindful: being100% present in the moment, my attention focused on what is happening second-by-second. Humour anchors me in the present moment. Sometimes, when …