"I offer you these ‘How to Live The Dream’ Seasonal Reflections that I wrote for the Denmark Bulletin from 2005-2014. They were written for the Denmark community as my small contribution in understanding and appreciating the many changes and challenges that shape our lives. May these reflective Invitations open a Door-Way into Seeing, Feeling and Knowing your daily and seasonal living opportunities for embodied Wholeness and integrated Wellness. Everyday life gives us the clues, milestones and steps for creating our Art of Living."

Loretta

Summer – Devotion to Love – 2017

“The heart will linger in the place where its most cherished possessions are to be found. Fundamentally, this is a spiritual connection that is not reducible to any particular experience, devotion, exercise, or activity – although it may subsist and express itself in any of them.” (Fr. Michael Casey ...

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Summer – Remembering Love – 2014

“Love in the past is only a memory. Love in the future is a fantasy. Only here and now can we truly love.” “Some days we feel like strangers. When our heart opens, we will realize that we belong just here.” (Jack Kornfield)   For ten years I have perplexed and intrigued people by saying: “I ess ...

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Spring: Giving Gratefully – 2014

“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” (Hausa Proverb From Nigeria) “For all that has been – Thanks! For all that shall be – Yes!” (Dag Hammarskjold)   I have just returned from Brisbane celebrating my mother’s 90th year. Mother is very frail and the last hoorah feels imminent. Yet ...

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Winter: Growing Gratitude – 2014

“For all that has been – Thanks! For all that shall be – Yes!” (Dag Hammarskjold)   Winter is Nature’s time where plants, animals and humans go inside earth and stay in warm places to renourish and renew. It is the quieter, slower and darker space where we are naturally invited to Remember – pa ...

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Summer: Giving Thanks – 2013

“If the only prayer you say in your whole life is ‘thank you’ that would suffice.” (Meister Eckhart, 12th C. Mystic)   As a tree changer of nine years in Denmark I find myself enormously grateful for so much New Life and Good Life. To honour this decade and the privilege of ‘living in this para ...

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Spring: Thriving not Surviving! – 2012

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” (Robert Frost)   Spring is celebrated as the Time for new life to emerge and blossom. This natural life cycle invites us to awaken from our wintry ‘lying low’ slumberings and ...

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Winter–Deepening Our Collective Capacity – 2012

A Vision for Denmark “Denmark is the natural lifestyle Paradise of the Great Southern and The Place to celebrate and live well The Sustainable Dream.” What We Value “Denmark is the adventurous soul and creative spirit of the Great Southern Region and Western Australia.  It is the premier quality lif ...

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Autumn – Time to Change & Grow – 2012

“What lies behind us and What lies before us Are small matters compared to what lies within us.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)   Recently a man came up to me in the main street and sincerely thanked me for “making such a real difference” to his life through these ‘How To Live The Dream’ seasonal articl ...

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Autumn’s Challenge: Growing Our Inner Capacity – 2012

“People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are When you put them in hot water.” (Anonymous)   On so many fronts 2012 challenges each one of us to discover that extra enduring strength. Some say the world is going to end this year. Loud voices are predicting a Euro (and possibly wor ...

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