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.

Autumn

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.

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!!).

wifi

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

mothers

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.

Sea

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


Death at our shoulder

Death seems to be having a feeding frenzy this year.  David Bowie, Caroline Aherne, Alan Rickman, Muhammad Ali, Prince, Victoria Lane, Ronnie Corbett, Paul Daniels and Terry Wogan to name some.  These are the people and names I grew up with.  My mum loved Terry Wogan and he was the breakfast time voice, after Jimmy … Read more