Lessons from Hendrik Groen aged 83 1/4

Every month I try to attend a book group, run by my local chapter of the Women’s Institute.  I love this group, the women and the books warm my heart and soul. Last month the book we discussed was The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old. This was not a book I initially enjoyed,…

Dear America,

Dear America, This morning I woke to the news that your people had been protesting in the streets as the result of your recent elections. As a citizen of the world, I worry for you all.  I want to write to you as a Brit, who has recently gone through a similar kind of political…

20 Seconds of Insane Courage

In September I had the honor of driving my second born to Nottingham (England) for the start of her second year of University. She is an artistic soul and is studying Textiles and Design there. I say honour because I really enjoy road trips with my children, as it seems to make them chatty. Whether…

Does your year need a coat hanger?

A few years ago, a woman whom I respect and admire, shared with me a tradition that she has developed. At the start of each new year, she spends time reflecting upon her life and the year gone by. She thinks about the coming year, and the challenges and joys it may bring her. When…