Limiting beliefs

There are these tiny whispering voices in your head. Did you know? I didn’t. A few weeks ago I was at a coffee shop telling a friend how much I wanted (I’m sure I said needed) a new MacBook. Mine has died, I’ve been limping along with my awesome but limited ipad, and my husband’s computer is on it’s last …

Where do they come from, these threads of us?

Where do we get these threads of ourselves? Where do they come from, all these small fabrics woven into us? Into our way of speaking, of thinking, of liking and loving and being? Who gave them to us, all those years ago? Who gifted them to us when we were small and unaware of the strength they would bring? The magic, …

All advantages have their price

“It is unreasonable to think we can earn rewards without being willing to pay their true price.”  -Epictetus These were words of a Greek philosopher, Epictetus, a man who devoted his life to his search for happiness and freedom of the mind.  Epictetus was born a slave but was able to study Stoic philosophy as a young man, and when …

Why we should consider Training in Life

I’ve always believed this quote.  This is not your practice life. Seize the day.  Treasure this one wild and precious life. But this week I’ve changed my mind…in a way.  Maybe ‘practice’ or ‘training’ isn’t such a bad way to see life. This all started because I’ve got this massive dilemma going on, which is that I love my writing. …

Why we need Work

    “For five years Cesar lived with Pepe’s family… As Cesar did not like to work, he and his wife and daughter ate the food grown on Pepe’s [land].  Cesar was delighted to find that Pepe did not expect him to clear a garden of his own or even help with the work in his.  Pepe enjoyed working, and since …

Is balance something to strive for?

This is the time of year when light and dark are coming into balance again after the extreme light of summer and before the deep dark of winter.  So as always it make me think about balance in my own life, and for the first time I thought about the face that for the majority of the year, light and …

What the T-Rex told me & other summer tales…

“When you look up at the clear sky at night, you may easily realise a truth at once utterly simple and extraordinarily profound… Let us put it like this: There is something within you that has an affinity with space.” I’ve been thinking a lot about SPACE and TIME this summer.  Two trips to the space centre in the UK …

Behind the Scenes ~ Writing ‘The Oracle’s Tales’

Stories are like magic.  They blow about the world like spells, casting themselves upon the right people at the right time. And one day it happened to me.  I was boarding a plan to fly home to visit my family in Florida.  It was 2002, and I had just moved to the UK the year before, so I wasn’t really …