To capture a moment in time with words that are so achingly beautiful and utterly romantic is a triumph, and one well worthy of celebration.
Day 3 of my #500words Keeping line with the theme of 'Morning Pages', an idea and creative prompt I lifted from 'The Artists' Way by Julia Cameron, I thought for today's writing challenge I would draft and share a poem that was inspired by writing, you guessed it, in the early morning. There is something distinctively … Continue reading Morning Chorus
Day 2 of #my500words I had a look at some of my notes from last year when I first discovered the writing challenge and I thought this one was worth keeping. I've edited it down a little so that it makes more sense in the context of the current challenge. I offered a short … Continue reading Fumbling Philosophically Through Challenges
This week I am excited to be taking part in a Youth Music Initiative (YMI) program, based in Scotland, hopefully sharing some valuable insights on working in the creative industries as a solo/independent artist, telling my stories and singing songs with groups in secondary schools. I've been reflecting on the past 8 years and thinking... … Continue reading Courage in Creativity
After a slightly longer-than-intended break from writing - I shared this post on my music pages as a way to kick off my content creating life again! It feels good to get stuck in. "(1st May) Success! Looks like I have lived another year on this wonderful planet earth...traversing through the chaos. Over the last … Continue reading This Past Year
I’ve made no secret of my love for all things ‘Balm Balm’…and here’s another example of why. Frankincense Deep Cleansing Balm. £7.99 30ml / £15.50 60ml With it's rich, creamy texture this killer-cleanser is perfect for soothing tired, dry and dull looking winter skin. As with all Balm Balm products, the cleanser … Continue reading Let’s Talk Frankincense!
“Baby it’s cold, outside…” This is my favourite before-bedtime hot drink. It’s the best kind of snacking/sweet treat replacement for the after dinner cravings – especially during the colder stints of winter. It's an easy, simple and far healthier alternative to those awful quick-fix hot chocolate drinks, which are stuffed full of processed sugar-powdered-milk nonsense – … Continue reading Heavenly Hot Chocolate… the Healthier Way
“A person who is passionate about something can light a fire that changes the world. Under this fire, is a layer of santosha. Even though you may not have the object of your desire, you are happy with your efforts and are enjoying the journey.” (Shanna Small – Ashtanga Picture Project) A beautiful piece at … Continue reading Happiness and the Joy of Sweet Sadhana
Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. (Rumi)