Swimming in the rain

“Do you want to go for a swim in the rain?” flashed on to my phone screen. I was sitting at my desk, dry and cosy, listening to the constant dripping on my tin roof. The least sensible thing to do seemed to head outside to get wet. Yet it was also the thing that sent...

The blessing in a black eye

I recently experienced my first black eye. Before you presume, no, I wasn’t bashed, nor was I in a car accident or on a sporting field. Rather I was sleeping in a strange bedroom where I’d somewhat stupidly decided to leave the door half open. Can I emphasise: NEVER...

Between the words

I’ve always loved words; I’m a writer, how can I not? The dictionary and thesaurus are two of my best buddies, taking up sacred space on my desk. I get a thrill from massaging what are essentially strings of sound into meaning that connects people; helping...

My place or yours?

I used to spend a lot of time in other people’s heads. Usually they were boyfriends, work colleagues, close family or friends; sometimes they were acquaintances or even strangers I’d only met once. Mostly, I went in there because I wanted to know what they...

Marianne Williamson

So I have a kind of girl crush’ on Marianne Williamson. Her trilogy of A Return to Love, A Woman’s Worth and The Law of Divine Compensation are up there with the most inspiring books I’ve come across. I love her style as it’s honest,...

The Road Less Travelled

M.Scott Peck was a true pioneer; daring to traverse into a territory not many were crossing in his time. The Road Less Travelled is a classic now; described by the Washington Post as simply, Magnificent. This is another book I toyed with for many years before I was...

Dan Millman

I’m fascinated by numbers! Not the financial aspect of numbers (my brother got that skill in the family) but the esoteric numerology side. So it’s no surprise that at some point, I’d stumble across Dan Millman’s The Life You Were Born to Live...

How honest are our conversations?

Spend a day asking people how they are and you’ll probably be able to count the responses on your one hand: good, busy, well, ok and fine. Personally, I’m a third generation I’m fine’ girl. Once when I mentioned to a friend that my grandmother...

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