Being Me

Get to know your Soul — go in. Inside yourself. Read. Talk. Ask Big Questions of Life. Look for answers. Write it down. Draw it. Sing it. Dance it. Take me time —  Meditate. Lots. Pray. Go outside. To peaceful, soothing places. Maybe a forest. The Beach. A retreat. Have a date night with yourself. Get to … More Being Me

Teaching Wisdom

Sam posted this. I thought it was well worth sharing. As the group of first graders took to the risers this afternoon, their music teacher asked them, “What are some things we need to remember for today?” One child said ‘Sing from your chest.‘ Another said, ‘No touching each other‘. Another said, ‘Stand up straight … More Teaching Wisdom


Woodburning you ask ?  No, not the kind to keep you warm. The arty farty kind. It’s my ‘new to learn craft’ started today. This is a photo of the thingy you use, to attach the bits to, that get hot. Got it? Trust me. They get HOT. I know. I picked one up and … More Woodburning

Hidden Treasure

The King and the Beggar’s Gift A difficult or unwanted thing can turn out to be a great gift. Frequently, we receive unknown gifts in disguise. There is a wonderful old story told of a young king who took over a kingdom. He was loved before he became a king and his subjects were delighted … More Hidden Treasure


Endless pounding and crashing. The waves rolled in and out ceaselessly. Each time they rolled and worried the heavy, large rock. Little chunks would work loose. It had started off as an ugly , mis-shapen lump. Time had re-shaped it. Turned it into a smoother, more rounded rock.  And still the waves kept rolling in, … More RE-SHAPING


L E S S O N S Arrive unannounced on the  doorstep of my heart oft’ unexpected oft’ unwelcome Challenging Chipping Changing S    t    r    e    t    c    h    i   n    g  Searching Testing Teasing Honing Heaving Heavy Forcing Confrontation within until soul  lesson learnt Growth Newness Peace Restored © Raili Tanska Image Pixabay

The urge to blog

I had an uncontrollable  itch  – an urge to blog. It had been niggling in the back of my mind for a long time. Eventually, it got too strong to ignore. With some help to get me started, I was suddenly the proud and excited owner of a blog site. Like a kid in a … More The urge to blog