Monday Morning


As a talker, I have learned that the more I talk, the less people listen. Several years ago, I spent New Years Day in silence, only speaking if there was really no other way of responding to my husband and (then) toddler. It’s one of the most valuable exercises I’ve ever done. NOT sharing my initial reaction the moment I have it has helped me immeasurably. At home and at work.

If you can, try this for yourself. If the moment does not absolutely require your words to reply, stay silent.


Friday Craft, Tarot the Truth

My tarot deck is spooky accurate yo.


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Of course the tarot was designed so that each card could be applicable in almost any situation. But it’s not about the cards ability to predict the future, it’s about how you interpret the message and apply it to your life now, to either change or improve your situation. To gain new insight into a question you’ve been struggling with, or to see new possibilities you hadn’t considered.

In a recent reading, I used a spread called the Tree of Life, about personal and spiritual growth. The cards showed what I need to learn, my challenge, my guiding card, what will help me, what warning to heed, what to let pass, and the end result of this growth.

I also enjoy reading cards for other people. As I start to describe the card’s meaning, in relation to it’s spot in the layout, the look on their face tells me if we’re getting close to home. Then it becomes a conversation about the many possibilities of action that can be taken in response to the card.

‘What does it mean, and what should I do about it?’

Well Dear Reader, have you had your cards read?


Monday Morning


If there is only one characteristic that my dear KidMakes takes from her time in our family home, I hope and pray it is the quality of self-love. The ability to be kind to herself and to advocate for herself in a thoughtful way.

The small mother voice in her head as fierce supporter, not critical harpy.

So I cultivate my own small, kind, inner mother voice.