Nature Series Day 6. Never before has the word Be carried so much light. Sharing with you one of my dearest and most sacred instructions for living.   Be generous in prosperity, and… Continue reading

A Sublime Sensitivity

Day 5 Nature Series. “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanely sensitive. To them… a touch is a blow, a sound is… Continue reading


Day 4 Nature Series “We must risk delight. We can do without pleasure, but not delight. Not enjoyment. We must have the stubbornness to accept our gladness in the ruthless furnace of this… Continue reading

Sunshine Days and Foggy Nights

Day 3 Nature Series and one of the most magical poems ever written. This morning started off foggy here in Helsinki and the air seemed to swirl with magic. I wish you joy. I… Continue reading

The Unseen Miracle

I love March. As I slip and mulch my way through slippery, muddy tracks and melting pools of snow. I relish every soggy, crunchy bit of it. What’s not to love? Spring starts… Continue reading

A Quiet Beauty

If you know me even just a little by now, you would know that I spend a lot of time mucking about in the woods near our home here in Helsinki. In all seasons.… Continue reading

Wisps of Strength

Some days I don’t feel like being a warrior. Those are the days that even the thought that I am the stuff of stars (exclamation mark), a child of the universe no less… Continue reading

5 Things I Want the Pink Ribbon to Stand For

Breast cancer awareness is a cause I care about deeply. But after all these years, I still don’t get the pink ribbon. I don’t get how wearing a pink ribbon helps anyone personally.… Continue reading

The Duty of Kindness to Strangers

One quiet summer afternoon, several years ago, when my son was three years old, we went to the local neighbourhood library. There he played happily with a huge pirate ship set out on… Continue reading

Tales from the Kitchen

School is out. Summer is here. The days are filled with kids traipsing in and out of our home. Trips to the library. Walks and chats with my son. Extra-long cuddles. Cloud-gazing. Lazy… Continue reading