As a psychotherapist with a particular fascination about how we relate to our ‘animal selves’, I wanted to respond to the thought-provoking and insightful Outrage and Optimism podcast featuring singer, songwriter and activist Ellie Goulding.Read More
Grieving for the loss of light and heat.
In different places,
but in the same darkness,
and under the same new moon,
we dream of the ripening of the pale, full orb.Read More
Since men wrenched back the clocks, twilight catches me unawares. The night steals in stealthily, and lands fast. Tonight will be imbued with magic. Samhain- the turning of the year. The going into the dark.
I watch through the office window, as the soft light casts long shadows, and fades. Like powder cast into water, dissolving, tinged with melancholy. And strangeness.Read More
I’ve made a decision. For one year, from November 1st, I’m going to observe every seasonal festival, as well as consciously appreciate every full and new moon.Read More
There's a point in each project when it feels like it's there.
When the first draft is 'ok enough' or the painting is satisfactory. I feel like that with Wild Words. The course material has been on a three-year journey, it has grown and evolved. Now I feel it's the animal it's meant to be. And it will go out into the wilds equipped to survive. I hope many more people will enjoy and make use of the material.Read More
The word 'emotion' comes from the latin 'ex-movere' meaning to move out into. The purpose of emotion is not just to feel, it's to feel in order to move our bodies to make contact with the world. To take advantage of opportunities, and t0 escape threats. To survive and to thrive. When we write, we have to be able to connect our inner to our outer worlds in that way.Read More
Voice. Ever felt called by the echo of your own voice in a cave? Or been seduced by the music of a husky, breathy voice… ‘Finding your voice’ is bandied about as the gold at the end of the rainbow for emerging writers.Read More
Wild words are the words that want to be heard and seen - as opposed to the ones that you want to write. They are the ones you keep caged in the depths of your soul.Read More