Wellwood Caldwell Armstrong, 1969Morag's drawing 1969This was the house we lived in, in Hout Bay, Western Cape. Clown by WC Armstrong, 1968Clown by Morag Armstrong 1968 As it is Father’s day I would like to wish all the fathers a very happy day. I hope you feel cherished. I was also thinking about my father. … Continue reading Fathers make an impact
Self-reflection requires you to shift the focus within. Time spent in self-reflection is never wasted - it is an intimate date with yourself. Paul TP Wong. Water colour sketch, abstract, by Morag Noffke I lashed out at someone in my mind. I was annoyed. I know I need to come back to my personal barometer. … Continue reading Poem: Self-reflection
What is Self Care? Photo by Immortal Shots on Pexels.comPhoto by Natasha Fernandez on Pexels.com I would love to know your thoughts on what Self Care is for you ... Take good care and enjoy your weekend.
Photos by Morag Noffke Mothering and nurturing is something that we all need; and should do for ourselves. Today, being mother's day, I hope you know that you are special, whether you have cats, dogs or human children you are an important person in their lives. Thank you for your time and care which you … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day
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
When I dream
Or meditate a while
I am restored to wholeness
Ready for action.
My question is: 'have we given ourselves wings to fly and created roots for ourselves?'
As I took my early morning walk and my feet crunched through the dry leaves that had fallen I thought about how it is Autumn for me - going on for Winter; while it is Spring - coming out of Winter for some friends of mine in the Northern hemisphere. I decided I would like to share with you my contemplative thoughts about Winter.
Let go of restrictions of boundaries that crush and curtail Squeezing expectations smaller the reduction of your Actions And beliefs Let go of restriction Of fear and small mindedness Saying ‘I can’t’ and ‘I won’t’ Making you shrink back Into your shell. Let go of restriction Of legalistic piety and adherence That … Continue reading Restrictions of the mind.
Life is Not about dancing the show But rather dancing your dance Elegantly or awkwardly With dignity. It is about singing the song in your heart Each song, a gift which plays its part. It is about living the drama Moment by moment With exhilaration; Of embracing the unknown; Of seeing the illustrations … Continue reading Life is not a performance