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Your Voice Matters

Your Voice Matters

Recently, I was talking with a friend who was thinking about setting up and writing a blog. She wondered whether there was any point since there are so many blogs already ‘out there’. I told her I was writing a post about whether our voices…

I Love Me Weekend

I Love Me Weekend

The other weekend I went on a wonderful course taught by Dr David Hamilton. It was called “I Love Me” and we delved deeply into self-love and the science of self-love. If you’d like to read more about this, then I highly recommend I Heart…

What A Difference A Run Makes

What A Difference A Run Makes

Editor’s note: This is a blog post that I wrote a few years ago for my Health & Healing blog that no longer exists. I dug it out of my blog archives and wanted to share it since yesterday I went for a run again…

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Mini-Adventure: Bird Watching With My Dad

Last week I had a few days off and enjoyed Easter at my Mum and Dad’s place in The Netherlands. It’s where I was born and brought up, though my parents are English and are long-term expats there. So far, in total, I’ve lived about…

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

Follow Your Curiosity: Capturing Our Coast

A while ago I decided to do some volunteering. I wanted to get involved with a project that would inspire me and give me a chance to give back somehow. There were the obvious choices for me – since I love wildlife and nature, I…

Landmarks, Landscape And Language

Landmarks, Landscape And Language

Since the beginning of 2016 I have been inspired to re-visit and re-commit to a creative, writing project that in turn has led me to embarking on a couple of new creative projects focused on Landmarks, Landscape and Language. Three years ago I went on…

Are You The Director Of Your Life?

Are You The Director Of Your Life?

Editor’s note: I shared this post about being the Director of your life in my latest newsletter and I also wanted to post it on my blog for my regular readers as I feel it might help someone – especially if you’re thinking about your…

Leith School Of Art Christmas Exhibition

Leith School Of Art Christmas Exhibition

Last week was the final week of my art class this term. I started going to the all day Advanced Drawing & Painting class at Leith School of Art in September this year. It has been wonderful – I’ve been learning so much, developing my…

When Things Don’t Go To Plan

When Things Don’t Go To Plan

You may have read in my newsletter, or seen on Facebook and Twitter that I recently lost my almost-95-year-old grandmother. She hadn’t been well since February this year and we had been preparing for her passing since then. Of course when she did finally pass,…

Creativity Tip: What Delights You?

Creativity Tip: What Delights You?

Next up in my series of Creativity Tips, I’d like share the following exercise – one that has helped me in the past, continues to help me in the present and I know I will keep doing in the future. I call it the “What…