The Gift of a Good Book: Restorative Reads That’ll Keep On Giving This New Year

Some might say that happiness begins in the mind. And perhaps they’ve learnt a thing or two about it. Every thought we allow into our lives has the power to do harm or to do good, so They say, yet again… Seems logical enough. Who knows? Maybe it’s time we got a little selective with […]

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Why We Should All Love Picture Books… Listen Carefully Now…It’s Storytime… Chapter 1!

The year-end holidays have inspired in me nothing if not an appreciation of the finer, simpler things in life… Picture books lovingly crafted being among the finest of them all!  Here are just a few of my personal picture book keepsakes… Little Beauty by Anthony Browne Walker Books are renowned for their beautiful and timeless children’s classics, and Little […]

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How to Care: A Gentle Call for Compassion in the Face of Depression

I sometimes wonder, have we lost the ability or the inclination to care? I guess the optimist in me would like to think the reality is not quite as bleak as that… Not yet, I hope. No. I would like to imagine instead a world where we simply don’t know how to care in the […]

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It’s Great When We’re Together (or, A Musical Manifesto)

Okay, so it’s time to announce a new category… Musical Manifesto! Hello and welcome, my usual delights and newcomers alike! This post is by yours truly, the one and only Jocelyn Teri (or Magic Johnson in closer circles… and I think by now most of us are all there on that same page!). So a […]

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The Gift of Kintsugi: A Love Letter

Dearest Golden Repair    Broken pieces have always found their way into my life. It’s no wonder I love my mosaic mirror so… Yet another gift and reminder that I am so very loved. Funny that. And stories that tell of gathering up the scattered fragments of the world, like the Myth of the Shattering […]

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