It does not mean to be in a place,
Where there is no noise, trouble or hard work,
It means to be in the midst of those things,
And still be calm in your heart.


And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to Blossom.

Anaïs Nin
It is not what happens to us but how we respond that ultimately matters.

Jean Shinoda Bolen
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.

Henri Nouwen
I offer counselling near Auchterarder and within easy reach of Aberuthven, Muthill, Crieff, Comrie, Muckhart, Dollar, Perth, Stirling, Dunblane and Bridge of Allan areas.

All Lighthouse photographs © Ian Cowe