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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Odious comparisons

A friend recently congratulated me on swimming for 40 minutes. I replied! Hmm, it’s nothing compared with what it used to be She immediately gave a personal example of what she used to be able to do (super impressive!), and then went onto say companions are odious. How right she is and how easy this […]

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Be you

I’m beginning to think the key to a happy life is surrender. Everything is easier when you surrender to where you are now and how you are, rather than fighting to change it. My illness got a lot easier to cope with, and indeed get better from (not cured, but a vast improvement from my […]

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MOAR

We are constantly told to fight, to strive, to achieve. Rhetoric in the media makes us feel like we have to be on permentant defense against the world. Social media makes it seem like everyone else is doing really well. And why aren’t you doing better. Why aren’t you buying the latest thing? Fight more. […]

Living well Spirituality

No thunderbolts

I went on a day’s pilgrimage on Sunday and I had been looking forward to it, not least because I was hoping to take part in their longer ones, where you can sleep in churches. At the start of the day we were asked to make our own private intentions for the walk. I set […]