Tag: Writing

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…

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…

The Importance Of Play

The Importance Of Play

Editor’s note: I’m sharing what I wrote in my latest newsletter since it sparked a couple of conversations, and I didn’t want the lovely readers of my blog to miss out! What’s more, I came across another thought-provoking article about play and creativity and thought…

The Gift Of Resistance

The Gift Of Resistance

I must be honest with you and say that I regularly feel resistance to being creative. Recently, for example, I felt it big time when I’d signed up to the art courses I did in July this year (see A Month Of Learning Through Play).…

BOOK REVIEW: The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures (2013) by Linda A. Janssen

BOOK REVIEW: The Emotionally Resilient Expat: Engage, Adapt and Thrive Across Cultures (2013) by Linda A. Janssen

“Living abroad offers enriching experiences of growth, broadened perspective, enhanced cultural understanding. Yet its transition-rich, change-driven, cross-cultural nature can place considerable demands, leaving us stressed, disconnected, our identity in flux.” The first two lines of the summary on the back cover says it all. Living…

Small Stones

Small Stones

In January, I took part in the River of Stones Mindful Writing Challenge 2012. I really enjoyed writing a small stone every day – it helped me to pause and reflect on my surroundings, to find the beauty in that moment. Here are a selection…