Connection as antiote to despair

Listening to Christian Wiman speaking on the podcast On Being (which is possibly my favourite podcast of all), I had a sudden ah ha moment! He said (and I’m paraphrasing) that he realised that his religion needed the structure of church. That his natural inclination is to be solitary, to pray alone and to read […]


Personal prayer book

For a long time I have wanted a place to collect favourite prayers, scripture, quotes about faith (from many religions), creativity and about life generally. I love poetry too, I want to write more, but I never seem to have the nerve, but reading it is a joy. But what notebook? I wanted to keep […]

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New Year Eve Sermon on Joy

This is the sermon I gave at my church on New Year’s Eve, or at least a pretty good version of it. I write sermons by talking to myself while out walking, writing out bullet points, then further refining while walking. At some point someone is going to catch me preaching to the trees. In order to […]

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The Lure

Guardian Jobs is addictive for me. I sit there and I look at all the cool jobs I could be doing, working in London full time for some great organisations, working on fabulous projects. I forget that I like huge amounts of time to myself, being able to wonder about in the wood, oh and […]


This is a practice

As so often happens in my meditation sessions I was reminded that what matters is turning up on the mat, day after day and not judging the practice. It’s bin day today, which means lots of beeping, banging and crashing just outside the window. Then someone started effing and blinding at the bin men and […]

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SMART and joyful goals

This time of year, like most people, I sit back and review where I am in relation to where I wanted to be. I set myself various goals, and for the most part, I am happy with where I got with them, I achieved most of them, others less so. Here’s the thing, I have […]


Bumbling, stumbling faith

Over a year ago my husband told me that I wasn’t a mystic, but a techie. It broke my heart. But I decided he was right, and this awareness might lead to happiness. So I started to learn to code. However, I was also trying to do my grade 5 Music Theory exam (having never […]

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Light Writer

As is my want, I flip from wanting to do this to wanting to do that. What I do want at the moment, is something which as a freelancer I am greatly lacking, stability. I’ve applied for an awesome admin role at an awesome place which will allow me to do work which satisfied my […]