Author Archives: learningsandyearnings

Round the World 2016

PART 1 – Oxford UK  Ostensibly our trip to Oxford was to share hugs with Katelyn, Steve, Miles (9) and Julian (7). They are in the last few months of their overseas experience in the UK. They head to France, … Continue reading

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The death of my son

For half his life my son, Jarrod Allison fought the demon of mental illness. Multiple suicide attempts, and hospitalisations, despite expert psychiatric care, loving family and some amazing friends were the story of his life. His illness and injuries sustained … Continue reading

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Loved by so many

We are so comforted by all the beautiful posts, cards, words and thoughts others are sharing with us about Jarrod.

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A new creative outlet

In the space of a week I encountered a synchronicity of experiences relating to creative writing. On Sunday 26th October I heard the author, Fiona MacIntosh, speak about her research for her newest novel, “Nightingale”. She talked of the masterclasses … Continue reading

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Is it in my best interests?

When options present themselves through the day/ Just ask this question to keep you sane/ Is it in my best interests? With resolve weigh up options/ And follow where your thoughts lead/ Listen to your body/ Listen to your heart/ … Continue reading

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What did you learn today?

Every day’s chances to learn something new Are windows of opportunities To open our minds and our souls To receive the beautiful, The hopeful, grain of truth New exciting paths And directions Blessing All. another 10 to 1 by Dorothy … Continue reading

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Mindfulness

I notice the warble of the maggies/ and the crowing of the large black crows/ My mind is in tune with nature/ Sounds of footsteps, sounds of life/ Just being near water/ Ebbing and flowing/ Today is new/ Breath flows/ … Continue reading

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