“A Child’s Vision” by Alfred Noyes (1880- 1958) Under the sweet-peas I stood And drew deep breaths, they smelt so good. Then, with strange enchanted eyes, I saw them change to butterflies. Higher than the skylark sings I saw their fluttering crimson wings Leave their garden-trellis bare And fly into the upper air. Standing in an…

Yoga breath exercise

Alternate nostril breathing calms the mind and also focuses thought. Sitting peacefully, bring your right hand index and middle fingers to rest between your eyebrows. Close your eyes and deeply breathe in and out through your nose. Close your right nostril with your right thumb. Inhale through the left nostril for a count of 4….

500 elephants

I grew up in Africa and have been lucky enough to have spent many hours in the wild with elephants.  I have had a love of these majestic, wise animals for as long as I can remember.  The devastating impacts of poaching have been felt all over the continent and projects like “500 elephants” are…

Quote for today

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people.  Forget yourself. Henry Miller