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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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How to write a Scrabble poem

Digging through a cupboard the other day I came across an old Scrabble set. It made me smile to see it – the set had belonged to my Grandma. She was a resilient, loving and creative soul. Holding her game in my hand gave me an idea…

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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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Calm water and a stack of smooth stones

Writing my way towards mindfulness

There must have been a time when I knew how to ‘just be’. A time when I could live in the moment without worrying or overanalysing. Nowadays, though, my brain is full of chatter. When the noise gets too much, it’s time to take action.

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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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Cards from the nursery rhyme game

Nursery rhyme game

Is it possible to write poetry with a toddler? I love the idea that people can play with language at any age. In fact, my little girl is doing it every day as she experiments with sounds and new words. But writing poetry? Well, it’s worth a try!

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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 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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