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Photo by Amy Treasure on Unsplash Shortly after Easter this year I got a very bad concussion that left me on full bed rest for three weeks and semi bed rest for another 3 weeks. For the first three weeks after the diagnosis I was not allowed to use a computer or a phone. I could not even watch TV. I was only allowed to sleep or take a walk if I felt good. The first couple of weeks were hard. The following weeks were better as I learned how to pace myself. I realized that my body was quite adept at letting me know when it had had enough. And so I listened to me and surprisingly, I learned a lot about myself.  For the first time in my life I was able to rest without guilt and it was wonderful. I unplugged and reconnected with nature and it made me incredibly happy. This enabled me to see ME for the first time in what seemed like forever and I started to understand what was missing in my life, what I needed and what I no longer needed.  For a very long time I have equated

Backyard inspiration

I am presently working on designing my backyard space. Given that my house is a semi detached and has many levels, two of which need to be included in any backyard plan, it is posing quite the challenge. My neighbors all have big decks off their kitchens and nothing down below. I however, find that this offers no privacy and completely ruins the remaining green space on the main level. I have to come up with something more private and more interesting. 

Here are some of the photos that are inspiring me at the moment. 


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