Being Creative, Being in Tune with Emotions – Swadhistana Chakra

Creativity is inherent in us all whether we realise it or not. For most people, our creativity as babies and children falls by the wayside when we learn to be in the world as responsible young adults. We have to pass exams, find careers, build sustainable lives and conform to social norms. This is what…

How to Be

I am enough. You are enough. We are all enough. So many people are caught up in doing rather than being. They keep themselves busy achieving and fulfilling the roles they assign themselves and end up creating stress and anxiety in their lives. They feel as though unless they perform, achieve or fulfil a role,…

Rhythms of Bliss

In recent weeks whilst in the midst of the shut down for Coronavirus, I have been spending my time absorbed in daily rhythms of bliss – practicing mediation and yoga, reading, writing, painting, communing with nature and communing with my inner self. It has been a time for reflection and an opportunity for growth and…

Happy Birthday

It’s my birthday today. In recent years on my birthday, rather than celebrate, I choose to reflect and give thanks. I give thanks to the two people who gave me life and my Higher Self who has always been there. On my birthday I think about my Mother who was alone and my Father who,…

A step towards acceptance is a step closer to peace.

I am writing towards peace. To find peace, I need to invite acceptance into my life, wrestle with it, debate with it and honour it. For unless I do, peace will elude me. As a writer, facing the thing that scares us most, frees us.  If we tackle the challenging topic, we can tackle anything….

Do you know where you’re going to …

Do you know where you’re going to? Do you like the things that life is showing you? Where are you going to? Do you know?   Meaningful lyrics from the song by Diana Ross and the theme song to the 1975 movie Mahogany.  I have never seen the film (or at least I don’t remember seeing…

Dare to be … me

I am me in the here and now. I am my past from which I can never escape, nor do I want to. I am my future in which I want to grow to be best me I can be. I recognise this is a well worn phrase, a cliche, but it’s true. I do…

Truth No. 15 – I am Vulnerable

  I was vulnerable as a child (we all are), I remained vulnerable through adolescence and into adulthood and I am still vulnerable. I am proud to be be vulnerable. Being vulnerable is being open to truth, not only my truth but a universal truth. The universal truth is we are all vulnerable. Listen to Brene…

Truth No. 12 – Alone and Lonely

Most adults have pondered the difference of being alone and being lonely. Simply put being alone is a state of being; loneliness is a state of mind.  But what about children, small children, children under ten? Can they articulate their feelings and are they adept at recognising when they are lonely and if so, are…

Truth No. 11 – A face that doesn’t fit

  Faces. We all have one. Whilst I am sure you have considered what your characters look like and may have described their eyes, nose, mouth, any distinguishing features, hair and facial expressions (without using cliches and overdoing it of course!), have you thought about how their faces ‘fit in’ with society or how they…