creativity

If I just had the right…

I’ve decided on my focus, well I say decided, but utterly committed to is the correct term…writing. I’ve blithered away about how much I want to do it in my journals for years, I have half arsed written stuff for years. Now I am committing. You’ll have noticed I’ve increased blogging here, and aside from […]

Mental health

Tiptoeing into the unknown

I think I am getting to the point where I know what I want to be doing with my life, in fact I have always know, but the fear is stopping me from heading there. I have lived my life wrapped up in shoulds and musts, worrying about what other people think of me, what […]

creativity

Joyful ukulele

The ukulele is such a joyful instrument, it gives me a huge amount of pleasure. It always sounds uplifting. I took it up four years ago now and I’m very happy I did. I’m glad that there are whole classes in schools across the country learning to play it, I suspect they all sound a […]

creativity Living well

Dabbling in hobbies

I’ve always had lots of things on the go and I am always attracted to learning something new. I’ve finally realised that it is ok for me to try things out and see if I like them, and I love doing ‘taster’ sessions of new skills and crafts. I may take them up for a […]

Living well

The power of a good question

The thought of sharing this feels me with fear somewhat. This maybe one of the times when I need to listen to Brene Brown, that she only shares her vulnerabilities when she is done processing them. But I process by writing, and so, here I go. A friend of mine is a coach and she […]

Spirituality

Prayer beads

My prayer beads are humble little things. They are about 8 years old and they are made from a length of waxed cotton and plain wooden beads, the quarter ones ever so slightly bigger than the rest so I have to pay attention to feel when they switch size. I made them from beads I […]

Spirituality

Creativity as a route to God

It’s not a new idea is it? That we can reach God through music and art? You only have to look at the sheer amount of sacred music and art, or even walk into a religious building to see it. There are exceptions of course, but it does seem to be a good way to […]

Living well

Vulnerability and blogging

I haven’t shared posts for a few days (there is generally a bit of a lag between when I write and post, so you will have seen a few posts after the gap). The reason is that I got a vulnerability hangover even before I shared the posts. I questioned why am I doing this, […]

Living well

Making space for the divine

Like so many things I feel if I could just get this right, find the right formula for making space for the divine to come into my life then all will be well. But like so many things there is no perfect formula. And even if there were, daily life would get in the way […]

Disability/Chronic Illness

Long term illness

I think that I am doing well, that I am over my illness, it was all just a short term thing and then bam! After a slightly busy week, an all day meeting in London (which was stressful on multiple counts), a day out with my mum and the following week I have to cancel […]