Living well Spirituality

Warrior no more

I love the concept of archetypes, I can’t even remember when I found about the idea, but I suspect it has always been there because of the vast amount of reading I have always done. An archetype is: a constantly recurring symbol or motif in literature, painting, or mythology (this usage of the term draws […]

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Red Tent

I was Googling around a couple of weeks ago, trying desperately to find a 5 Rhythms dance class, or a version of it, near to where I live. There are plenty in London, but I find getting into London exhausting and I do it enough for work. In my Google travels I found a Red […]

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I can’t do it anymore…

I can’t do it anymore. I can’t force myself to fit in with a belief system that makes me so angry at patriarchy, at the damage it has done in the world. So that’s it, I am no longer calling myself a Christian. I desperately wanted to be. I wanted to fit in, both with […]

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More thoughts on liturgy

I have come to the conclusion that I don’t like liturgy. Yes, I know this is a complete contrast to my last post on liturgy, but I have spent quite a lot of time with the Church of England liturgy since then and I’ve realised that it is a great summary of why I feel uncomfortable […]

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Liturgy

I was staying in London this weekend and so I decided to go to the Sung Eucharist at St Paul’s Cathedral. This is the second biggest cathedral in England and it is where a lot of important people get buried, such as Nelson Mandela, for example. It is an iconic part of London. I have […]

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Morning contemplative prayer

I am, you may have noticed by now, a complete stress head, always looking to push myself and achieve a bit more. Meditation is a crucial part of my life, if I stop meditating even for a few days then my husband can tell, because my reactions to things become more negative. I am quick […]

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Big faith

Like everyone else, I am deeply saddened by the terrorist attacks happening around the UK and the world. I guess it is one of those things: it all seems to far away until it becomes really, very close. The attack at Borough struck home to me, even more than Westminster. I used to work in Borough […]