Spring is on its way

Place of Serenity | Spring

The only thing I can be sure of right now, is that spring is on its way. Everything else is uncertain. Yet the truth is, we lull ourselves into certainties. Really, every day is an unknown. So take heart in the sound of birdsong; robins, sparrows and crows. Nothing fancy. Just the joyous sound that Continue reading »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year

As we move into 2018 …   Take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention … May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder John O’Donohue   Yvette Jane at Place of Serenity  

Have Yourself a Mindful Little Christmas

Have yourself a mindful christmas

Being mindful is neither a chore nor a rigid set of rules. Experience a mindful Christmas of joy and quiet pleasure. Enjoy these simple reminders! ‘During the next few weeks, observe yourself compassionately, like a professional chess player watching a three-year-old learn the moves. Notice when you become stressed, manic, demanding, anxious, or seized by Continue reading »

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Kindness

Kindness

If you’re feeling disillusioned at the state humans seem to be getting themselves into, how can you stay open-hearted? With the power of kindness! Kindness can truly be powerful and memorable. Oskar Schindler ran a factory during the Second World War.  He employed Jewish men and women, thus saving them from death. Thomas Keneally’s book Continue reading »