Thursday, 26 July 2012

Which path to take?

I went for a walk with a friend and we had a choice of paths to take. It reminded me of the Robert Frost poem:

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
Which option do you habitually take?

Sunday, 22 July 2012


I am standing on a bridge over a river.
Looking upstream it's all rushing towards me.
Looking dowanstream it's all flowing away.
I have a choice about which way I face and the
experience of each is totally different.

It's a similar choice between dwelling on the past or
being anxious about the future.

There is another alternative. Focus on the bridge.
It is solid and real NOW.
It both spans & connects the other two.

Monday, 16 July 2012

Collaborative Law

I have recently trained as a Family Consultant(I know that sounds a bit cheesy!) with the Collaborative Law group in the Northeast.This really is an innovative approach which is a speedier,cheaper way for couples to separate and stay out of court & in control.Above all it keeps the welfare of children in sharp focus during the turbulence of divorce.
They have a great new  WEBSITE with loads of info.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012


Today is the Tomorrow I worried about Yesterday,and all is well.