Cathryn Deyn

holistic psychology


Words and images to calm

the mind and uplift the heart...


The best everyday mind/ body medicine is a simple 'time out'- how often  we forget to stop for a break, to unwind a little and benefit from the wonders of simple relaxation.  Even five minutes can work minor miracles! 
Enjoy a slow scroll through the gallery ( ideally with a cuppa!) The specially chosen quotes and pictures might keep you absorbed for a while, and  if any of them particularly resonate with you, spend a little longer there... 

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.
— Aaron Rose

You have the answer. Just get quiet enough to hear it.
— Pat Obuchowski

Remember, we all stumble. Every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.
— Emily Kimbrough

The imagination is a palette of bright colours. You can use it to touch up memories - or you can use it to paint dreams.
— Robert Brault

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add colour to my sunset sky
— Rabindranath Tagore

The heart has it’s reasons, which reason does not know. We feel it in a thousand things.
— Blaise Pascal

Ride the energy of your own unique spirit.
— Gabrielle Roth

Deep in our hearts, we hid our peace and innocence, that we might rediscover it someday.
— Anon

One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvellous structure of reality
— Albert Einstein

Dignity is not holding your head up high, but knowing how to bow to life with strength and grace.
— Anon
It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not
— Hanoch McCarty

Pleasure is spread through the earth, in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find
— William Wordsworth

If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking.
Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
— Raymond Inmon

I perhaps owe having become a painter, to flowers
— Claude Monet

I never saw a thing that looked more like a soul, than a butterfly
— Anon

A hug is an amazing thing
It’s just the perfect way
To show the love we’re feeling
But can’t find the words to say
— Johnny Ray Ryder, Jnr.

If there were no flowers, and then suddenly there were flowers, we would all be standing and staring at them with wide eyes and opened hearts and proclaiming it a miracle
— Joy Leibling

I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in the darkness, the astonishing light of your own Being.
— Hafez

He who knows others is learned,
He who knows himself is wise.
— Lao-tzu

There is a morning inside you, waiting to burst open into light.
— Rumi

Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whoever would partake of all good things must understand how to be small at times.
— Friedrich Nietzsche

You’ve been walking the ocean’s edge, holding up your robes to keep them dry. You must dive naked under, and deeper under, a thousand times deeper!
— Rumi

Solitude coaxes magical things from our souls.
— Terri Guillemets

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
— Henry Miller

Joy is not in things, it is in us.
— Robert Wagner

Be there to greet the dawn and you will find peace.
— Anon

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
— Pearl Bailey

It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.
— Henry David Thoreau

You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
— J.M. Barrie

I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.
— Frank Lloyd Wright

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you. Don’t go back to sleep.
— Rumi

Things are beautiful if you love them.
— Jean Anouilh

The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun
— John Greenleaf Whittier

Don’t let the past steal your present
— Terri Guillemets