#Day 23 – Play A Game

Christmas seems to be the time when we expect to feel connected and family-oriented. We envisage seeing friends and family, eating good food, having a couple of fancy drinks, and generally celebrating the season of goodwill and cheer… although that often isn’t the case.Sadly we may instead find ourselves spending far more time (and in…

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Play yourself into the reality of your dreams

Creativity is one of those things we often get into a bit of a muddle about. We assume that there are ‘those creative people’ who can paint, sing, dance, act, sew, write music and novels or design, decorate and throw amazing themed parties as creative, but somehow neglect to place ourselves in that category. “Oh,…

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Things to lift your spirits – part 2.

Hot baths, mud-larking with my kids, the smell of a new book, a homemade card, a tidy re-shuffled room, clear days, a glass of red wine, hearing you tell me you love me, receiving a hand-written letter, that moment when understanding clicks. Playing board games with friends, roast dinner, early nights, seeing a friend’s first…

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I Dare You

Get out of your house- Breathe in the scent, as the Sun sinks lower, Each day a few minutes sooner. Savour the sights and sounds Before they go into hibernation, Before winter sets in. Have a bonfire, Kick some leaves- Play. Don’t say “I’m too old/too cold/too grown-up” Don’t wind up missing it. No way…

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Creativity is not for the privileged few… it’s as vital as breathing.

Something I am deeply convinced of, is our cultural lack of respect for creativity in life, in education and in each other.  It really gets my blood pumping, because time and time again, I meet with attitudes and opinions which are totally contradictory to the truth of who we are and how we were designed.

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