Find something great....

in this times of dark news.

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This week’s challenge set by Mark was to find something great which needs to be shared.

One of my favourite sayings which I get a lot of comfort from is ‘turn an end into a beginning’.

Things come to an end because we want them to, but sometimes the end is thrust upon us and is very unsettling and sad.

But I find it comforting to believe it may just be a blessing in disguise and a positive may arise from it.

This week the great thing I heard, which stayed with me, was said by a 72 year old woman who was on the tv programme Blind Dates. She had been brought up within a strict brethren community but at the age of 62 she found the strength to divorce her husband whom she had married as a very young woman as part of her relgious community. Her words of wisdom struck a chord with me… she said, in response to a question about her religious beliefs that “love is my religion”.

In these frightening times of religious crimes and terrorism, if we all lived by this belief we wouldn’t go far wrong.


Fiona Dolben

Acupuncturist, holistic therapist, content creator., Hemp Holisitics

I'm a single parent of ONE lovely lanky teenager.. I live in deepest rural Wales . My 'proper' job is in marketing and events but I am also a trained reflexologist, masseur and reiki giver (go figure!) I also look after my Mum who is in her late 80's, my dog Ted, my cat Black and my hens and dream is to have a small holding and offer people holidays in my teepee and maybe the odd therapy as you can see I am a mass of contradictions.... I like to walk, do yoga, eat salad and visit new places but I also like to drive fast, Feast ice lollies, vodka on Friday's with friends(, which leads to dancing in my kitchen) my coffee , and staying up late... I can be outgoing but also extremely shy so like the rest of you I am still trying to figure it out one day at a time...


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over 4 years ago

Fi, for some reason I never got this post sent to me when it was published and I've just found it on the psychologies web page - bizarre. Must be those dreaded gremlins. For a moment I thought I was sailing the ghost galleon on my own.

Thanks for doing the challenge and I love reading your posts. By the way, I was at a wedding last week and some fella told a story of his dad having the catchphrase, "Sound as a trout"

Take care and thanks for doing the challenge, it can get a bit lonely on this ghost galleon some times.