Tag Archives: post-stroke recovery

Making peace with what is

The Sydney Morning Herald recently reproduced a thought-provoking article by Frank Bruni, from the New York Times, who wrote about our obsession with the physical; with our body’s attractiveness, limitations and flaws, and the way we tend to define ourselves … Continue reading

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Ripples of pain around the globe

Grief and trauma are such extreme and lonely states, inexplicable, inexpressible — yet a part of life for all of us in various ways. The recent shooting of so many innocents in the USA has triggered past pain for me, … Continue reading

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A plea for compassion and peace

please end gun worship melt them into bicycles pedalling for peace  

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Early morning walk

cool air on face, arms, shoulders, neck — first hint of day’s magnolia dream  

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Mid December

grey coolness soothing frantic festive mania pause, sweet souls, reflect  

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Wondrous

jacaranda — one shade up from agapanthus nature’s colour chart  

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Respite

drifting misty rain cool silk balm healing sizzled bodies, spirits, earth  

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Day one of summer

limp leaden sweaty body, light-headed, listless day two of heatwave  

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And peace returns

The longer I walk this post-stroke path, the more I understand about the value of allowing deep emotional responses to emerge and find constructive expression. Today, I notice that peace has returned and with it a renewed sense of optimism … Continue reading

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Freedom, spaciousness and gratitude

The loving, supportive and kind responses to my recent post on grief warmed my heart. And the process of allowing grief, in various manifestations, to emerge and find expression has continued until it has almost entirely subsided. For now, anyway. … Continue reading

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