Room of your own

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf wrote ‘A room of one’s own’ (which I must re-read).  It is a long essay arguing for the importance of intellectual freedom and financial independence for women.  At the time that she wrote, this sentiment, was radical; that one could be in a couple and yet have a room of one’s … Read more

Autumn Pruning and hibernation

Autumn feels like it’s well and truly here.  I’m walking the dogs in the dark in the morning and a couple of times there has been frost glistening on the roof tops as I wander past.


The last blog I wrote was about tuning into my body and going with what it needs and that … Read more

Body Talk – Listening to the Seasons

I think I’ve spent a lot of my life disembodied; without my body.


Not that I haven’t had a body of course, just that I think for many years my body was merely the machinery which was used to carry my mind around.  The only real time that I noticed my body was to pick … Read more

Where is my wifi???

I am living without wifi.

I am writing this from a friend’s house (thank you Jo) as we have had no wifi for nearly a week now and are unlikely to have it for another week thanks to an ‘upgrade’ (oh the irony!!).


So this is just a quickie but this is what I have … Read more

Mothers and Spiritual Practice

Today I want to be at the sweat lodge. Today I want to be with my kids.  I can’t do both. I’m sitting at home writing this rather than driving to the sweat lodge because I chose family over spirituality.  How can mothers combine the two?

Feeling Torn


I hate the word ‘spirituality’ for all … Read more

Sea Lessons

We’re by the sea, a sea warm enough to swim in, float on and dabble in and it’s been teaching us lessons.


Here are some of the lessons the sea has been teaching me, practical, emotional and otherwise:

Teach your children to swim and make sure you can swim yourself

One of our group did … Read more