Remembering Tolkien

Oh to rest within the Gaffer’s garden, With bees humming about their business, And gentle breezes shifting the trees above. Let me listen to the gentle murmuring streams, While I trace footsteps up Bagshot Row, And taste pipe tobacco upon the evening breeze. To be among good company as they sing, Of winding roads and … More Remembering Tolkien

What A Beginning

Bask in this new light, On a planet swiftly tilting. Beauty awakens beneath the frost, As best burns away the sleep of winter. Let a world of green rise up, From the frozen ashes of a colder age. Take to wing insect and bird, Let fly unending songs of life again. For we are the … More What A Beginning

Write From Within

Write. Drag pen across paper, Decisively mark a first step, Onto an empty road. Breathe in a moment, Feel what is, And do what comes naturally. Write. As the world sighs beyond that open window. Write. As line of flame dancing up a dry twig’s back. Write. As moths flutter above your flickering light of … More Write From Within

Self-love: Authenticity

“Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” ― Brené Brown Brené Brown holds a masters of social work and is a research professor for the University of Huston. For more than fifteen years she … More Self-love: Authenticity

Self-love: A Reminder

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” ― Brené Brown Brené Brown holds a masters of social work and is a research professor for the University of Huston. For more than fifteen years she has been studying topics such as courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. You can learn more … More Self-love: A Reminder