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Reform Magazine | October 15, 2018

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On the pilgrim way

On the pilgrim way: ‘Shetland’s beauty is sheer gift’

01/10/2018 |

Sheila Maxey discovers Shetland’s gifts

We are on the Shetland islands. Our holiday house looks down a voe (small bay/creek) past a little pier, through the gap in the bare hills to further shores or islands. The sun sets in … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘How could I be so blind?’

28/08/2018 |

Sheila Maxey opens her eyes to positive things

It feels as if I am drowning in sad news and sad situations at the moment. A 50-year-old person I know has separated from her partner of 15 years. A 20-something year … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘What gives me hope? It’s a difficult question’

26/06/2018 |

Sheila Maxey considers what gives her hope

I have always found change exciting, even liberating. The beginning of a new school year, going to a new place on holiday, changing jobs, even moving furniture around during a spring cleaning surge. … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I realised there are real benefits to being old’

29/05/2018 |

Sheila Maxey finds 80 is not the new 60 – but its not all bad

In mid April, on what seemed like the first dry and sunny Saturday of the year, we held a ‘Celebrating 80’ family party for Kees, … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘Love has renewed my zest for life’

30/04/2018 |

Sheila Maxey celebrates life at 80

On a lovely, relaxing holiday by the river Deben in Suffolk, I read a book on dying. With the End in Mind is by a retired palliative care consultant and her passionate concern … Read More

On the pilgrim way: ‘I find it hard to receive’

27/03/2018 |

Sheila Maxey feels uneasiness over money

We are lucky – or should I say ‘blessed’ – to have plenty of money. So, when my Kindle died last week, in the middle of a gripping thriller, it was a nuisance – … Read More