A new year.

A new year.

Hello! Welcome to the new year. I have mixed feelings about new years. They’re hyped up to hold so much promise, a clean slate, a new beginning, everything will be different, we’ll be different, we’ll be the version of us we’ve always wanted to be, it’s the first day...

Twas the night before Christmas.

Twas the night before Christmas.

“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring…” I’ve had that line going round and round my head all day. It IS the night before Christmas, but plenty of things are stirring out there. I can hear frogs and crickets and bats....

The ends of years.

The ends of years.

I quite like the ends of years. Time feels different to me around this time of year. Slower. I feel dreamier. It’s summer where I am, and the days are long and hot. It’s funny, years ending, because time doesn’t stop. The sun rises and sets, the days keep coming....

Why do things take longer than they take?

Why do things take longer than they take?

Why do things take longer than they take? I often feel like there’s not enough time in the day. The reason WHY there’s not enough time in my days is because I look at the iceberg tips of my tasks and I don’t recognise or acknowledge that while the actual task itself...

Sing me a lullaby.

Sing me a lullaby.

Sometimes when I’m sitting here staring at a blank page feeling completely uninspired, I ask myself: what do I most need to hear right now? And then I write those words to myself, and share them with you, in case you need to hear them too. What do I most need to hear...

Simple.

Simple.

Sometimes I have words that find me and like to hang out for a year. A few years ago, it was ‘spacious’. This year it was ‘support’. Next year’s word has already found me - simple. Simple. It’s a small word. It’s a scary word. It’s a necessary word. It’s coming up to...

What does it mean to feel powerful?

What does it mean to feel powerful?

A long time ago in a faraway land (this sounds so much more poetic than ‘in Mexico in 2017’), I lay on a mat on the floor in a room. I was about to breathe myself into an altered state of consciousness to allow my body to move, make sound, let go, heal. As an...

Podcast: from panicking to delighting in uncertainty.

Podcast: from panicking to delighting in uncertainty.

I'm on a podcast! Talking about mystery, uncertainty, the unknown, with my wonderful friend Carol. If you like podcasts, maybe you'll like this! "This episode is a balm for anyone who feels panicked or uncomfortable in the face of uncertainty! Ellen May (aka Magical...

The desire for freedom.

The desire for freedom.

When I want something, it's usually not about the thing I think I want. It's deeper than that. When I dig into the 'why' it's usually about how I want to feel. And often when I dig into the 'why', there are common themes - feelings I am searching for in the desires I...

Falling in love with questions.

Falling in love with questions.

I’ve found a handful of answers in my life, but I don’t have any answers for you. It seems kind of funny to think that, since I write so much - clearly I have a lot to say, but I don’t have answers for anyone. Not even for my clients. That feels kind of mean. NO...