Staying connected and attention

I've been complaining of a lack of connection to myself and others. I've felt untethered, like I'm bobbing around in the ocean without an anchor. Julia Cameron writes that for creative and artistic people, "attention is a way to connect and survive". In fact she encourages us to immerse ourselves in the flow of life and pay close attention.

Anticipating … Scotland through a literary lens

I haven't 'visited' Scotland properly for years. Ok, T and I went up to Edinburgh in April to visit the uni but that wasn't a real visit. Before that, I took T there for a week or so, but he was about 8 - far too young to appreciate what its all about. I'm a … Continue reading Anticipating … Scotland through a literary lens

Surely what I have to say has already been said?

The Hay House Writers workshop in Dublin at the end of April inspired and motivated me. As I hoped it would. You can read about my apprehensions here. Many things were said that I needed to hear to silence Mergatroid (she is my critical ego, my Inner Critic). The biggie being "surely what I have to … Continue reading Surely what I have to say has already been said?

Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

I'm trying to live joyfully But today that is overshadowed by a little voice inside my head You know the one... As I prepare for a month of writing with NaNoWriMo, altschmerz arises in me, if that's how  John Koenig intended the word to be used. But I'm sure he won't mind how I use it. Back … Continue reading Living joyfully: Altschmerz…

Am I actually prepping for NaNoWriMo?

Yes, I am! As NaNoWriMo starts next week, I was thinking that maybe I should put the word out on WordPress that I am doing NaNoWriMo again this year. I've seen that there are loads of other bloggers doing it too! On the NaNoWriMo site, October has been designated as "Preptober", a time to get … Continue reading Am I actually prepping for NaNoWriMo?

Living joyfully: My Simple Abundance Journey

Have you ever read a book that you come back to again and again? "Simple Abundance: A daybook of comfort and joy" by Sarah Ban Breathnach (pronounced “Bon Brannock”) is the non-fiction book that I return to over and over again. Read about my relationship to this comforting book.