Tag: creativity

15 Things I Have Learned (or Remembered) in the Last 48 Hours

1.  Grief reveals us. It strips the skin from us and shows us who we are without the day to day adornments that we layer up with. It also shows…

Is it Useful, Beautiful or Joyful?

Some years ago I read a quote from Regina Brett: “Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful”. The words formed part of a list of life lessons…

The Women Who Said Yes to Themselves

Warrior woman, I see you. I see you every day. I see you as you walk past me on the street, weaving through crowded avenues, your feet sinking into the…

Meditations for the Mind That Won’t Shut Up 

I remember being in India five years ago. I was traveling from place to place and volunteering as I went but I was also exploring my own spiritual journey. More…

Things I Know Today: I Am Scared and I’m Alive

Last month was a tough cash flow challenge. Skating on such thin financial ice is not something I enjoy. It's not something I enjoy sharing, either. And yet here I…

Kisses of Torn Truth. The Seduction of a Creative Storm

  I am feeling thorny today. My soul, not so gently, nudged me awake too early, wanting attention, demanding food. It has a voracious appetite for rich morsels and a…

Why I’m Good Enough Exactly As I Am (And So Are You)

“When one is pretending the entire body revolts.” ~Anaïs Nin I’ve lost count of the number of articles I’ve seen informing me that as somebody who regularly works from home,…

Between Now and Next

I'm between now and next.  I haven't arrived at my new destination but I've already departed my last location. I've made the jump but I haven't quite landed. I'm suspended…

The Creative Call and What It Means to Honour It

  Come, let me take you on a journey. It’s a journey into the depths of who you are. It’s a new path, yet it is hauntingly familiar. Come now,…

The Female Creative and What It Means To Love Her

  Who is she, this rebellious, creative creature that refuses to play by the rules?   She is the chameleon that catches your eye. She is each hue of the…

Are You Hiding From Life? (Notes from an Introvert)

I hang out in coffee shops. A lot. A cliché of the biggest kind as a writer, but a fact nonetheless. I’m also an introvert (cliché number two) and if…