Tagged with risk

How to find your own personal Hogwarts

How to find your own personal Hogwarts

Thanks to the wonder of YouTube, I have some great spiritual teachers accompanying me around the house right now. They share their wisdom with me as I sort socks, pick up lego and cook meals. And they tell me the same thing over and over – that (as the recently deceased Wayne Dyer puts it) “we … Continue reading

Authenticity and me

Authenticity and me

I used to be unashamedly who I was (see the girl in the picture). Fitting in was neither here nor there. Then, at some undetermined point in my history, I got to thinking that I was uniquely unusual. I used to think that my upbringing, combined with my hometown, combined with my personality, combined with … Continue reading

Magic. Mess. Really?

Magic. Mess. Really?

Mess. I have a lot of it in my life. A lot of my energy day to day goes into tackling the physical kind. Three kids, a dog, and two adults – combined we make a lot of the stuff. I also expel a lot of hot air complaining about the mess. Pointing it out … Continue reading

Branching out

Branching out

This week a piece I wrote was published on the tinybuddha blog. Truth be told, it gave me a pretty bad ‘vulnerability hangover’ (so very grateful to Brene Brown for that term!) from which I am just about emerging. Turns out that sharing your story somewhere new, or to a different or bigger audience – … Continue reading

Bonfire. Lewes style.

Bonfire. Lewes style.

Bonfire in Lewes is a rare thing. If you’ve not heard of it – google it. It’s a thing. It’s also where I’m lucky enough to live. Bonfire is a time when folks take leave of their senses. When they find their inner wildness. When they place themselves at risk in a way modern life … Continue reading

Leaning Out

Leaning Out

I’ve recently made a Big Choice. I have chosen to ignore Sheryl Sandberg and ‘lean out’ of my chosen career path. I don’t know if this choice is temporary or permanent. This will only be clear in retrospect. But for me, in this moment, it’s a good choice – a choice I am able to … Continue reading

Accepting that now is where it’s at

Accepting that now is where it’s at

I’ve been getting sick this week. And when I’m getting sick, its fairly common for me to get all angsty and introspective and weepy before I realise what’s happening. Which I did. All about the FUTURE and where I was headed, and WHAT exactly I was going to do with my life now that I’ve … Continue reading