Category Archives: Growing and learning

Goodnight Grandpa!

(Did you win an Earth Pathways 2014 diary? See the end of this post.) I used to love the TV show The Waltons. Do you remember it? The large family growing up in Depression-era America, struggling through financial troubles and a changing world seen through the eyes of the eldest son, John-Boy? If you do,…

Fifteen important things for women over fifty

I was amused by a recent article in HuffPost titled 15 Things a Woman Over 50 Should Own. It inspired me to make a similar list, starting with two from HuffPost with which I thoroughly agree. But although there are some material things to “own” in my list, the emphasis is slightly different: A room of…

On turning sixty…

Yesterday I turned sixty and decided to run away from home. In the extended time I’ve been away from writing here, I’ve been thinking and reflecting so much I thought my head would explode. I’ve dismantled some of the empty priorities I set up for my workaholic self, and am beginning to divest myself of…

Bitten off more than I can chew

Have you ever felt you’ve bitten off more than you can chew? I’d like my life to have the serenity and simplicity of this photograph, but at the moment it feels more like a super-sized Big Mac eaten at speed! Over Easter I took a Peace Break. It was wonderful, and it brought home to me a…

Scoring a 10

Wishing you all an amazing 2013, and thanks for being part of Pilgrim’s Moon. I start the year with a sordid confession: I LOVE the TV show Strictly Come Dancing. The latest series has just ended here in the UK (US version is Dancing with the Stars). In this show, celebrities pair up with professional dancers to…

Don’t look forward

I have an old friend, Nancy*, with whom I’ve kept in touch over the years, although not so much recently. Nancy spent the last ten years of her working life in a job she disliked. She  had a calendar upon which she quite literally ticked off each day taking her closer to retirement at 60. Then…

Review you!

It’s wise to understand that the best of our plans can and will get scuppered by the unforeseen. But making plans is still a good idea. This is an excellent time of year to look both backwards and forwards. Blogger Chris Guillebeau crystallised some of my ideas around reviews and resolutions with his excellent article…

The key to self-respect

Warmth, intimacy, peace That’s my mantra for the way I want to live in my home. I yearn to live simply and richly. Not owned by my possessions and owning only what I need or what gives me joy. And you know what? For years I’ve felt like a fraud! I talk a good talk about simplicity,…

How does freedom feel?

The results of my prize draw are at the end of this post! I have a clear memory from when I was five or six years old. I was galloping down the street pretending to be a horse. Only I wasn’t pretending: I could feel the wind in my mane, smell the sea air in…

How to bring your life into focus

I’ve been working recently on a short-term contract as account manager in a large photographic studio. I’d never worked in an environment like this before and it’s taught me some very interesting things. When I first walked round the studio floor and watched models wearing jewellery being photographed next to a dining furniture set, next…

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