If you're a budding writer, then there's an imperative to get yourself along to your nearest writers festival so you can rub shoulders with people of your own inclination. It's how we get inspired, stay motivated and realise that we're not all alone in our desire to express ourselves. I was again part of the … Continue reading Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.
The rate of suicide and depression in this country is staggering and I hope can help in some small way to address the issue. I'm not an expert in the field, but I know from personal experience that every little bit of self understanding helps and being able to talk openly about what's going on … Continue reading Suicide and depression
This is me at 3 and bit.. I was a curious kid, always asking questions and exploring. Mum said I was a hugger too, always going round hugging people. I daydreamed, made up stories and played with my dinky cars. I also wanted to be loved. To show love and to be loved. Simple … Continue reading How to stop abusing your inner child
Yeah we all have fears, and we hang them around our neck like we're some gangster rapper. For me, I’ve got a fear of stepping on crustaceans and half empty swimming pools which I used tell anyone who would listen. However now I’ve come to realise I don’t need to keep brandishing those fears … Continue reading What fears are holding you back?
Speak kindly and with compassion. Speak less. Be less busy. Include more stillness and activities that fill your heart with joy. Make and create art/beautiful things that help people feel connected to beauty. For beauty is deep in the soul. Beauty of nature, beauty of a story, beauty of art… Write to connect, to express … Continue reading A way to live
We spend so much time running around trying to look busy for other people and then when we finish doing that, we still have to look busy for ourselves otherwise we might be considered lazy. It’s all a load of hogwash we need to stop, slow down and really do nothing to get back in … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why It’s Good to Do Nothing
How do you prepare for 'back to school'? Young Emma has been reading Being You is Enough, especially her favourite page as a way of getting into the zone for the new school year! Pic courtesy of her mum, Shelley.