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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

Required Reading: The Private Oasis

I'm re-blogging this garden because I was left speechless by it's beauty. If only you could've heard the thump of my jaw as it hit the counter. Click on the link to see the entire post Required Reading: The Private Oasis Gardenista

If that didn't peak your curiosity then maybe this will.....


  1. Gorgeous... not an electrical wire in site, no neighbours for miles... this is what a cottage should be ;-)


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