hibernating dormouse


Time hurtling forward

Pressure to bring about change.

An other treadmill.


Find your Middle Ground

Reflect and nurture your self

Follow nature’s way




About Val Boyko

Val Boyko is originally from Scotland and came to the United States over 25 years ago. At "Find Your Middle Ground" Val brings together her experience as a life coach, yoga teacher and mentor, to inspire awakening to the light and inspiration within us all. This blog is a place of exploration and discovery as we all explore finding harmony and peace, in the highs and lows of life 💛

18 comments on “* Haiku – new year

  1. Well this is a curious piece. The photo of new beginnings and the promise of the acorns. Yet, the haiku speaks of the stress of change. Ironically, we are always the picture above. It is our interpretations that create the latter.


    • Thank you Noelle for your perspective 🙂
      I chose the dormouse to represent nature’s way of hibernation, rather than the conditioned way and stress that many peeps feel at this time of year.
      Val x

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  2. Many feel pushed to set resolutions and goals for the “new” year. I confess that I’m no longer riding that merry-go-round. I resolve to “go with the flow” and “let life unfold.”


  3. “Follow nature’s way” is a great call for just being in the flow of life. The picture is adorable!


  4. In the Stillness of Willow Hill

    I walk with you in following nature’s way, my friend.


  5. The picture and the words are from two different spectrums. Yes the stress of change can be daunting, yet, in order to achieve the peace of the womb, we must cross that space of turmoil (sometimes) to achieve change that leads to peace. Nice work, Val. I love the way your mind works. Love, Amy


  6. Your reflections about nurturing the self just reminded me I nearly forget today’s bio-feedback session! Off to do it now!


  7. A good lesson to keep in mind all year round whenever the pressure is on.

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  8. I love to come across your reminders, Val. Always speaking of balance when I most need it.


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