During the last while I have been considering the pandemic and how it has influenced all of us (or how it may influence our life going forward into the future). I want to ask you to rewind your life back to the beginning of the pandemic in 2020 to picture yourself before we knew what … Continue reading Tuesday Self-care during hardship.
I imagine that many of you have already experienced the loss of a family member or close friend through covid. It is obviously not an uncommon experience these days. Here are my thoughts in these times. It is the most sobering when one finally experiences it personally. All the theory of practicing gratitude and positive … Continue reading Bereavement During the Pandemic.
We are in lock down again as we try to avoid the Delta strain and I am thinking of Belfields, the wine farm we visited last year. We stayed in 'the Stables.' It was originally the stables for their horses, then it became a wine tasting venue and eventually they changed it into a little … Continue reading Thinking Back to Belfields Wine Farm
Wishing you peace and love. M +D Noffke A man born to love. Many of us are spending a quiet Christmas, not by desire, maybe by choice, but also out of necessity to avoid the pandemic. I am using the time to reflect on who Jesus was, born into our world, his mission to reflect … Continue reading Christmas
End 2020, Start 2021 There are two weeks to go before the new year, 2021. This must be one of the most poignant times for us as the human race; Covid 19 certainly has made a mark on humanity, no matter what your opinions are about it Covid 19. We all must surely wish that … Continue reading End 2020
Are you connected to your inner fire? Do you need refreshing or reviving? Or are you feeling inspired for the next season? You may think I am crazy because many of you know that your spirits are flagging with the ongoing onslaught of Covid 19. In order to get through this ordeal we need to … Continue reading May your inner fire burn brightly.
A section of a personal image, by Morag Noffke. Change... I realize I am facing loss of many things. I wonder if you are too? It is that time of life for me. Wading through heavy stuff. I feel like I am going through a metamorphosis on a grand scale. It is like a slow … Continue reading Monumental Metamorphosis
Home fire burning, By Morag Noffke.African camp fire, by Morag Noffke I like winter: the rain, wind and thunderstorms; long dark evenings of the soul and icy cold morning starts... it's the incubation of my mind. Time for dreaming, time to hunker down* in front of the fire, with trusting companions, my dogs and I … Continue reading Winter Wonderings.
Betty phoned Liz, “I feel like I have dropped a stitch and the hole is getting bigger.” “What is that supposed to mean?” Liz asked, picturing a hole in a jersey but she wasn’t sure. "I feel hollow and hurt after my run-in with Daryl. It is a pain that is just getting bigger and … Continue reading Lock-down Pressure Cooker Effect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4U3OcHxY1A Last week I wrote about reflection in I turned around And I saw my reflection In it I explain about reflecting on several issues such as a conversation, a dream or an action. Today I want to reflect on Trauma. What is trauma? First let’s consider what the opposite of trauma is. That would … Continue reading Trauma