The Intangible Treasures Of Summer

Whenever I’m asked how I spent the summer, I flounder in my attempts to articulate what I did with my time. I slowed down and therefore I don’t have the …

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Step Back To Move Forward

I originally wrote and published this piece in 2015 on my very first blog – which no longer exists. I felt compelled to share it here after writing this post, it’s …

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17 Ways To Remember Who You Are

I stepped out of the building and onto the pavement and turned my face towards the setting sun. I breathed in the summer air and whispered to myself, “I’m free”. …

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The Space In Between

I pushed off almost six months ago, yet I feel as though I’m suspended in liminal space, existing in that time between the ‘what was’ and the next chapter of …

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Be Here Now

I’m hurtling north on an empty train via London’s Underground, willing my fingers to match the speed of my thoughts as I’m transported across the city. Even after 16 years …

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Restless

I’ve got that feeling again. The one that makes me want to give all my belongings away, burn my journals, get a new tattoo and go somewhere far from here …

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Creating A Body Of Work

So many of us muddle through life without asking ourselves what we really want and why. Instead, we take society’s definition of success and make it our own, often without …

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The One Thousand Miracles Weekend

David’s phone rang and I checked my own. How could it possibly be noon? I swung my legs over the side of the bed as he answered; it was dear friends calling …

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Small Can Be Big Too

Last summer I attended a poetry workshop. Over the course of two hours I learned about alliterations and assonance and couplets, and I wrote three very different poems. I loved …

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40 Incredible Ways My Life Changed In Four Years

It’s not quite four years since I let my corporate career of 20 years, but when someone asked me on the weekend what I’ve been doing with myself since then, …

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