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New and improved website on the way – plus a request

Hello! I’m so glad you’re here. You are just the person I’m looking for to help me with my mission. First, I have some news…

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What to do when you can’t find the words

Some days my writing flows naturally and on others it takes patience and a huge dose of self-compassion. On those more challenging days, it helps to remind myself of one simple thing…

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Writing for relaxation – an acrostic

It’s been a little while since I posted. Things have been quiet for me on the blogging front lately, but I haven’t been idle. I’m putting together a book all about writing for relaxation.

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A field of rice plants

Help tackle poverty using words

Words can be fun and they can be a force for good. I’m thinking of a great word game from the World Food Programme, called Freerice. Have a go and help tackle poverty…

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Playing with gratitude lists – part two

It’s been a week since I set myself the gratitude list ‘treasure hunt’ challenge. What were the results? Time to find out.

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Playing with gratitude lists – part one

I’m a firm believer in the power of gratitude lists. I know they’re good for me. I don’t do them as often as I should. I’ve been wondering lately, how can I shake things up and encourage myself to write them more regularly?

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Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing

Let’s get creative about health and wellbeing

Last week a report was published that filled me with happiness. Why? Because it recognises just how useful the arts can be in helping us to heal, stay healthy and to thrive. Writing, painting, music, dance and more… they all have a role to play.

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Being creative boosts your wellbeing, say researchers

There are certain ingredients for a healthy lifestyle. We know we must eat nutritious food, we must exercise regularly, we must get enough of sleep… But what about creativity? What if activities such as writing a poem, painting a picture or knitting a scarf were seen as vital to our wellbeing?

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Beautiful sky and clouds

Beautiful morning

This is a rare treat. I’m not a morning person, so getting up early enough to be awake before my toddler is tricky. But when I do manage it, I love it. Early morning is such a precious time. The stillness, the calm… It’s as though a reset button has been pressed and there’s a chance to make things better with every new day.

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