The Temptation of ‘Out There’

I used to imagine my dream home – what it would look like, the kind of building it would be, the number and purpose and colours of the rooms. I planned the furniture, the clothes and equipment I would have, and envisioned where it would all go. And I imagined that once I had it…

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Rose

Long stemmed and pink, Perfect, With petals like kisses which make you blush – So deep and tender and full – You look away embarrassed As if caught prying into something private, Intimate. So many folds and twists are Enticing, Soft velvet touch – Comforting As though she has a maternal instinct To shelter and…

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Long Haul Creativity

Getting clear on your goals and vision can take time. Sometimes way more time than we would care to believe. There is the time it takes to gestate an idea, go through all the labour of bringing it to birth, and nurturing it through it’s fledgling steps to full maturity which – if anything like…

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Kindness, Grace, and Personal Space with a Family of Five + Baby under Lockdown

This was a guest post over at ‘Questions Of Calling’. How do you connect to your own soul, when there is nowhere quiet and peaceful to go? In the years prior to the birth of our second son, life for our family of five—two girls, ages 6 and 3, one son, aged 5—was intense. We…

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HELP! I’m Stuck.

What do you do when you get stuck? I have been here again lately, trying to figure out what to write about. I did a content plan for the whole year at the start January, and really appreciated the clarity and sense of direction that it offered – but sometimes you just can’t find your…

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Baby-Weight Will Wait.

I had a mini realisation today. I always struggle to manage my weight (and subsequently a healthy sense of my own body image) in the year or so after having my babies. I know – revelatory right?! (Quietly face-palms at own genius.) But it’s true. Like many women, I still wrestle with my feelings towards…

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