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goals or dreams?

January: apparently this is the time of year to set our goals and intentions for the next 12 months. But it’s cold, dark and grey outside, not really conducive to thinking big and planning strategically! So here’s an alternative: let’s simply plant some dream seeds. Let’s take away the pressure that can clutter up our …

anything broken?

Last Saturday, I attended our local Repair CafĂ© for the first time, on the jewellery fixing stall. After a good while in the drawer, it was fun to get the tools out again! Looking around, do you have anything that needs fixing? A broken printer, an old bicycle, a relationship maybe? This stuff might not …

who remembers the space invaders?

I came across this bin on my morning walk today and it made me smile. I love seeing creativity in all its different forms, especially when you least expect it! It brings fun into our lives. To be creative, we need headspace to allow the ideas to flow. And when we’re in an overworked or …

how are you feeling today?

I am pretty sure that many of us have felt at some point or other (and very possibly still do now!) the impact that too much stress has on our bodies and mind. And left ignored, these ailments can really get in our way and stop us in our tracks. So how do we deal …

where did our ambitions go?

When we’re in the hamster wheel, our lives can feel somewhat restricted. We’re exhausted, yet don’t feel like we’re actually moving towards anything. We keep going but are stuck in the same place. Our head is full of the small stuff that needs our attention, and we have no headspace to think about the bigger …

hear that?

Hear that? That’s the sound of another Friday rushing past! As many others, I am struck by the speed of 2021 passing by. It’s almost September! How did that happen?! The other thing that I am finding slightly unsettling is when I consider what I have to show for this year so far. I had …

nostalgia or gold?

At the weekend, I visited the Turner Contemporary and came across this piece by Ellen Harvey, which I loved! “Harvey is interested in the value judgements we make about these two frames, the powerful draw of nostalgia, and how our “memories can often be artificially positive or gilded” “. So often we are pulled into …

what’s weighing you down?

When we think about having too much clutter, we think of the obvious: the stuff in the spare room or the garage, the overflowing bookshelves or wardrobes… But we have a whole inner world of clutter too that can get in our way: our negative talk, our unhelpful beliefs, some tricky emotions. Noticing all the …

I need my space

Does this feel familiar? Sometimes, we just need some space. Space from others, space from work, space to think, space to reflect, space to breathe, space to plan, space to play. Sometimes we just want to de-clutter everything and everyone around us and get away for a while. What clutter is in your way right …

turning down the volume

So what cluttered me this week? Yep, it was my inner chatter. Being self-employed means that I can be the master of my diary – at least most of the time. And this week I wanted to spend some time with books rather than the computer. My familiar inner critical voice kicked in straight away: …