Make the most of this moment.

Welcome to the world of self-isolation – the place where we stay at home.

If you can work from home, you’ve got something to get on with during working hours, but if you can’t, then you have some extra hours to fill.

Even if you are still able to work, the range of after-hours activities available to all of us has been seriously curtailed. The pubs, bars and eating places are closed. The theatres are closed. They’ve cancelled the football and basketball. They are telling us to stay home.

So, what are we going to do while we wait for the ‘all clear’ to resume our normal routines?

Maresa Smith | DTS
Continue reading “Make the most of this moment.”

I am refreshing

A reflection on ‘I am refreshing’.

An extract from my collection of reflections on the I am affirmations.

I am being made new again. This is a meaning that’s come to me from the world of computers.

It seems every other day there’s an update to refresh the operating system or one of the programs on my computer.

If I open the web browser, there’s a button to click for refreshing the webpage I’m viewing in case it’s changed since the last time I looked at it.

Meditation is one way I use for refreshing my operating system.

Reading is a way of updating my programs by refreshing my beliefs.

If I do not engage in refreshing activities I remain the same. I go stale.

Unless I refresh, I continue to operate on outdated beliefs.

I am refreshing.

It’s a commitment.

And, when I keep that commitment, I am refreshing to be with.


Peter Mulraney is the author of My Life is My Responsibility: Insights for Conscious Living and I Am Affirmations: The Power of Words.

Music for reading or writing

Sheet music

You can hear a lot of things sitting in silence. Continue reading “Music for reading or writing”

What are we teaching our kids?

Welcome_Back_to_school

Recently, I attended a discussion evening on the millennium development goal: ‘Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.’ Continue reading “What are we teaching our kids?”

Crime and romance together

Murder MysteryThe stories in the Inspector West series are a blending of crime and romance stories.

You might wonder why anyone would write crime stories with a  love story theme. Continue reading “Crime and romance together”