I’m lucky enough to live close to a glorious expanse of beach called Tralee Bay. One end is sand and the other pebbles. When I need to clear my head and reconnect with the wonder of nature it is a wonderful place to go.
Painting of Tralee beach by local artist Alex Gourlay, of Port Appin Studios
A few weeks ago I walked with the intention of finding a heart-shaped stone. I wanted one for a gift I was making for a friend.
Intention is a...
Posted by mstonesadmin on May 10, 2012 in A Simpler Life
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A most uncomfortable event, and yet I repeat and repeat and repeat!
My current knicker twisting is worrying about how on earth we will get home in time for the children to start school on 18th August. It seems an impossible task and no matter how hard I think about it, worry away, calculate and plan there is no answer to be had.
We are at the mercy of the wind and sea and eventually the tide and no matter how hard I “think” about it I...
As I continue my journey parenting teenage twins and my ongoing dialogue about screen time, I have found an idea forming which is incredibly helpful to me.
It is enabling me to get a clearer picture about what is going on and my part in it.
It may be obvious to some of you but for me it’s a sort of coming together of many ideas, experiments and frustrations into something tangible and useable in my everyday encounters with teendom.
Suppose your child...
Posted by mstonesadmin on Mar 16, 2012 in CFS/ME
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The last month was a tough one CFS/ME wise. I ached a lot, neck, shoulders and back and sometimes my back was so painful that putting my socks on became a major operation. I felt exhausted a lot, had headaches, truly terrible digestion and slept during the day for hours at a time.
I’ve described the place it took me to in my recent post, Depression Fog and now want to fill in the detail.
Since returning to Rowan in mid Jan we have faced some pretty...
Posted by mstonesadmin on Feb 17, 2012 in Begin here
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“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”
In March 2010 I started a blog, I have racked my brain trying to invent a more pithy, clever and entertaining way to express what I feel and I can’t, that was it and still is:
How to be happy with less: I wish to extract myself from the dis-ease of the...
Posted by mstonesadmin on Nov 25, 2011 in Acceptance
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It’s just over a year since my diagnosis with CFS/ME and during a stroll along the beach this afternoon I reflected on how I couldn’t even manage a walk outside the door at one point.
The main thing that came to mind though, was an image I’ve had which helped me to visualise what was going on and what I needed to do.
I saw a cliff edge that I had fallen over and that I’d caught on a ledge a short way down. I now had a choice, I...
Posted by mstonesadmin on Sep 21, 2011 in Diet
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My feeling positve and inspired faded this morning; I have just surface from a big sob.
The last few days have been restful and peaceful, or so I thought. It’s been raining so I’ve been doing lots of reading, relaxation,meditations and a little yoga too.
The only niggle has been my digestion. A few days ago I went out for lunch and ordered tuna salad which I thought would be safe….not so it came smothered in mayonnaise ( I’m...