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The Waking by Theodore Roethke #poem

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow. I feel my fate in what I cannot fear. I learn by going where I have to go. We think by feeling. What is there to know? I hear my being … Continue reading

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Writer pilgrimage – Jane Austen’s house in Chawton #amwriting

This weekend I have fulfilled my long held dream and visited Chawton to see a house where Jane Austen created and finished most of her works.

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Art therapy – Could you? by Mayakovsky #poem #happiness

Vladimir Mayakovsky is a Russian poet who lived and created at the dawn of the 20th century. Since my introduction to his art in school, I’ve loved it dearly – there is music to his unusual rhyme and composition, there … Continue reading

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Digital detox and happiness – putting ’smart’ back into phone #talk

Following advice I received from the shaman (bear with me), I did look at ways I could share what I learnt about happiness and mindfulness wider with the world. As a result, I am happy to report that I’ve been … Continue reading

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Art Saturday – Spanish still life #amwriting

I am making more time to write and it’s amazing. I wanted to share my new poem today. At the moment I am inspired by Frank O’Hara. Hope you make time for creativity, positive experiences and people you love this … Continue reading

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The Meditator #happiness #

With spring comes awakening. Creativity buds and blossoms together with crocuses, cherry trees and daffodils. I can’t draw so I create collages. This one is called The Meditator. In meditation there is an exercise where you imagine that you are … Continue reading

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The book that will be my default present this year #happiness

I have noticed this book several times before and bought it recently after it appeared on one of the happiness blogs I read and I realised I follow the author on Twitter – serendipity it is. Reviews promised a kick … Continue reading

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