A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Dwelling in a Warm Heart (more on Breathing Space)

Fish live in streams Birds nest in trees Human beings dwell In warm hearts Dwelling in a warm heart, we soften and we open. Perhaps we have more space inside us for kindness and for patience. Perhaps we, quite literally, have more space to breathe.

A Space to Be, Separate Together Retreat

Breathing Space

For the last five weeks I have been writing (almost) daily posts on the subject of rest and stillness. These are mainly little messages to myself - reminders to pause, permission to stop. I am glad they have been helpful to other people too. Knowing you are all out there reading has kept me on track with my… Continue reading Breathing Space

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Blast Off!

One day I walked into my sitting room and found Henry and the children all lying with their feet up having a very calm and quiet moment."Wow!" I said, "You're doing restorative yoga!""No Mummy.We are in a rocket, preparing for take-off.This is the launch position.Astronauts have to be in this position when a rocket launches so… Continue reading Blast Off!

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Sleeping Lions

"Sleeping Lions" is of course a lovely, quiet game to play with children - who can stay still and quiet for the longest? Spotted in The Guardian this morning - big cats showing us how it's done - and occupying space left vacant by South Africa's strict lockdown measures. Can we occupy the 'vacant spaces'… Continue reading Sleeping Lions

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Stay Where You Are

When I was very little girl, I think five years old, I once got lost in a large department store. Apparently, on losing sight of my Mum I did the obvious thing for someone within a five year old brain - and got in the nearest lift! I had rapidly gone from 'slightly lost' (Mum… Continue reading Stay Where You Are

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Let Yourself Rest

Let Yourself Rest If you’re exhausted, rest. If you don’t feel like starting a new project, don’t. If you don’t feel the urge to make something new, just rest in the beauty of the old, the familiar, the known. If you don’t feel like talking, stay silent. If you’re fed up with the news, turn… Continue reading Let Yourself Rest