Wonderfully said 🙂

Wildflower Women

We must see that it is not happiness that makes us grateful, but gratefulness that makes us happy. ~ Brother David Steindl-Rast

Making space for new, clearing away what no longer serves us is always a valuable action, however, in the last few days of the year as we approach the New Year, we have the perfect opportunity to do some inner housekeeping.

One way that I have found and often teach to individuals in journaling classes and/or grief workshops is to hold a practice of gratitude. One can do this by writing in a journal every day for 30 days, perhaps at the end of the day, three simple things that one is grateful for that happened during the day. Taking it a little further, if you write about gratefulness for 10 weeks it has been proven by experiment (Emmons & McCullough 2003) with hundreds of subjects to show…

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Die Inside and Rise


Old-Fashioned Heart

Sing Me A Song

World Suicide Prevention Day

Ramblings of the Claury

On World Suicide Prevention Day, here are some telephone numbers that might be life saving for you or someone you know.


Some helpful tips from Mind, a UK charity –


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Game On!

6 Ways Your Skin Can Benefit From Eating Pomegranate

Why worming is important


Parasites are not something we really like to think about, but as responsible owners it is important that we safeguard our cats and our families against them. A heavy burden of worms can cause suffering and illness in our pets, so it is necessary to prevent this. Although it is rare, some types of worms also pose a risk to human health if the eggs or larvae are ingested. This is a follow-up to our initial post on parasites a few weeks ago!


There are two main types of worms affecting cats 


Dipylidium Caninum (the flea tapeworm)

  • These are long, flat worms with segmented bodies that attach to the wall of the small intestine and absorb nutrients as they flow past
  • Once tapeworms mature, they shed their segments which pass out in the faeces and look like tiny, mobile, grains of rice.
  • The segments dry up in the environment and then break open…

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