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July 10, 2019

“I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out til sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in.” John Muir, naturalist and author

A journey of ten thousand miles

Planes, trains, automobiles…​boats, and a cable car

To arrive in this wild and beauti...

February 24, 2019

Over the past couple of months I've been exploring creativity. It's something that can be present in life every day, and the difference for me lately has been in appreciating it and mindfully absorbing myself in creative activities, including writing and illustrations...

January 21, 2019

 

The theme of creativity has been swirling around in my awareness for several months now. It started as a question which kept popping up: “Where did my creativity go?”.

I had been feeling frustrated at not finding the time to do creative things. And then I realised: it...

January 13, 2019

“How long have you got?” asks Sue, with an affectionate twinkle in her eye.

My friend looks back at her with wide eyes and a confused expression. She has willingly agreed to take part in a demonstration of a coaching technique after she brought up a current challenge in...

December 18, 2018

Standing here for a moment in one short lifetime

In a sacred place where many were laid to rest

The space and shelter they were given for their passage to the next life

Grounded through the earth where ancient people once stood

Tracing fingers over the giant stones, so car...

November 16, 2018

I’m walking along the shores of the River Forth with Lucy (our labradoodle) trotting happily by my side. It’s a beautiful autumn day, with a blue hazy sky, fluffy white clouds, and clear views of the bridges and the Ochil Hills in the distance.

I take a deep breath and...

August 3, 2018

"The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh 

Sitting at a tram stop in Edinburgh the other day, I became aware of a young family approaching. I'd been daydreaming about the meeting I was heading to, st...

June 21, 2018

I’m sitting in a meeting room at work. The minutes are passing by so slowly it feels like time has almost stopped completely. My heart is pounding, yet it seems to be going in slow motion too.

This afternoon I am going to hospital for a scan to discover what’s growing i...

May 10, 2018

This is Lucy, our new puppy. She came home to live with us a month ago, and has stolen our hearts. And many socks, towels, shoes, mats...anything chewable really!

Lucy is a very happy and curious little soul. It has been a joy to be with her as she experiences new thing...

March 3, 2018

Have you ever felt a sense of unease, that there's more to life. Or maybe a sense of adventure or opportunity, and it keeps nagging you like a wee voice, to do something about it?

I felt like that towards the end of 2012. I'd studied really hard and completed a CIPD Dip...

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