Category Archives: A to Zen


Roald Dahl said “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”

Roald Dahl Good Thoughts

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

From the Twits story which contains possibly Roald Dahl’s least lovely characters. I think it specifically relates to Mrs Twit, whose lack of good thoughts leads her to become uglier and uglier…


Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance, a mindful lesson that teaches us the benefits of acceptance over expectations. Sometimes my expectations can be so strong that it hurts my calmness and my serenity.

Doing what you love

Are you doing what you love or just what is expected of you is a question I sometimes ask when I feel others influence starting to overwhelm me. Sometimes we allow others too much influence over us and we act in ways that make us feel uncomfortable.

This poster can help remind us to follow our own path and perhaps follow the advice of Confucius when he said “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. There are many people including myself that love what we do each and everyday. It makes for a simple ands happy life.

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Grandad’s Heart of Gold

This poster makes a beautiful gift for Grandads because it lets them know that you care. As we get older we need more reminders that we are loved and I hope this poster offers an opportunity to help you let your grandad know and feel your affections.

Poster size: 12″ x 18″ or 30cm x 45cm

Price: €7 plus postage

Quiet Mind

“Quiet Minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, lick a clock during a thunderstorm” is a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson. I love this saying because it reminds me to quieten my mind daily especially as “life” seems to be getting more and more chaotic around us. When my mind is quiet, I’m better able to handle the daily pressures and turmoil, whether real or exaggerated.