Suzanne's blog

UpSiDe DoWn and TNORF OT KCAB

The country is, of course, going through very unusual times right now.  All this is having a profound effect not only on a broad, political platform but also, for many, in personal, everyday ways.  Everyone is feeling it.  What has   always seemed solid and unchangeable suddenly…
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A Word to YOU from Me

“…What’s in a name?  That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet;…” When it comes to nouns that’s usually the case though nouns can be nuanced – boneshaker/racing bike/sit-up-and-beg.  Even names can – Dave/David/Davey each say something about this…
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SPRING CLEAN

It’s Spring!  Hooray!  There’s fresh green stuff everywhere and optimistic flowers and even sunshine and blue skies.  March is famous for it but every year it still feels like the miracle it is.  I thought that, in honour of all this, you may like to…
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A Leap Into Sync

Every four years the world gets back into sync – calendar wise I mean.  We have a whole extra day  – a February 29th!  That day takes the opportunity to catch up with the tiny missed day to day moments that the formality of a…
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RESOLUTION

Edit A brand new year.  A brand new start.  Lots of hope and a chance to think about what you want for 2016.  There may be things you want personally and others things you hope for the world.  They may be big or little things. …
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Christmas Wishes

Warmth.  Love. Eating .  Giving.  Family.  Laughter.  Receiving.  Drinking.  Relaxing.  Fun.  Children.  Merriment……  Yes!  All of this – and more -is what Christmas is all about.  Isn’t it?…I hope that your Christmas is going to have oodles of all of this.On the other hand…. stress. …
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As If…

This month I’m writing about depression.  Well – I’m writing about one aspect of depression.  It’s rather too big a subject to entirely tackle here as anyone who’s ever met it (which is virtually everyone) would attest. As a word, ‘depression’ is used to describe…
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SHaKe it uP

When feeling stuck –  shake it up.  Making small changes and doing things differently can shake up even the biggest or most enduring patterns.September brings in Autumn.  Leaves turn every other colour from the greens we’re used to.  Then they shake and blow and tumble…
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Hopes Expectations and Dreams

We have hope.  We have expectations.  And we have dreams. They are, of course, similar, but they are not the same.  Hope has an element of luck.  Expectations feel rooted more in reality.  Dreams are wishes that we would like to come true. We may…
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FREEDOM

‘Responsibility’ – the word and the concept – often sounds dry – even dour.  It can feel we already have quite enough or, sometimes, too much of it.  It may feel like drudgery –  something unpleasant and simply dutiful that has to be taken on. …
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