Meditation through Breastfeeding

PeaceON PEACE AND Being at Peace

It is three o’clock in the afternoon. As I am writing this I am sitting on the rocking chair in Little Man’s room. He has just fallen asleep in his bed next to me and looks so peaceful.

Music is playing in the background. It is in Dutch, by a band called Sela. I shared this piece of music at a meeting with a group of young people several months ago. I was asked to talk to them about a song that is important to me.

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Why I got a Mentor

Mentor-1734259SHARING THE JOURNEY

One of the people who has been encouraging me to do more writing is my mentor, or a posh term is ‘spiritual director’. I have been meeting with him over the last two years, about every two to three months.

I really enjoyed being on maternity leave after my daughter was born. Here in England they are very generous and I was given nearly a whole year off! I felt privileged to be able to spend so much time getting to know my child, doing lots of activities with her and meeting up with other mums.

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‘A Little Courage’ explained

courageWhy IS THIS blog CALLED “A Little Courage.COM”?

“Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor – the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences — good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as “ordinary courage.” Brené Brown

Read more about the idea behind my blog on the My Story page!

The Butterfly Circus

butterflycircusAN INSPIRING MOVIE ON IDENTITY

The following short movie is one of the best short movies I have ever seen. It really beautifully touches on the subject of identity, potential and the importance of words.

I have used it for a reflection session at work and with a group of young people in church. Next week I am going to use it for a session about potential with a group of 18-year-old girls.

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