Pondering feedback: Part 2

I wrote last week about the impact of receiving feedback from my point of view, both as a parent and a writer. For me this is a big issue because of how I relate to feedback. And the response I had I felt was quite interesting. And writing it in turn made me look at…

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Exploring The Artist’s Way

I have recently joined a little discussion group for looking at The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. This follows hotly on the heels of reading Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Both books look at creativity and how it works, how it can be stimulated. I was introduced to the Artists Way by Kamsin, who blogs…

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Pondering feedback as a parent and as a writer

Recently I have been thinking about both the giving and receiving of feedback quite a bit, and thinking about why it is important and how it can help or hinder success. Here I look at receiving it, and another time I shall look at the giving of it (because otherwise this post will be mammoth!)….

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Hidden Treasure

Ok, this is going to sound a bit dull to start with but there is something interesting in it. I was tidying up files on my computer last week, (random job, and to be honest more of a timewaster than strictly necessary but it had been driving me crazy having things in random places) when…

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Bullet Journal: Planning my writing

I love organising. It makes me feel in control and on top of things, and when something isn’t working for me I try to figure out a way that it will. Since the beginning of the year I have been playing with using the bullet journal method for keeping myself organised. It seems on first…

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Gratitude Journal February

And what to be thankful for this month? First there is simply the days being noticeably longer and lighter, buds of new life that can be seen on trees and plants, in the garden and in the streets where I walk, more sunny days. All this I see as positive, I am grateful Spring is…

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The path

Once upon a time, there was a girl who was very sad. Life had happened to her, she felt like she was missing doing the things that meant something to her, making the life that she wanted, and that she was rubbish at what she was doing. She felt it passed her by and she…

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Empowered Parenting – A Manifesto

So here I am at last to tell you all about my new plans, to lift the suspense! What led to this path? My emotional journey through life became especially significant when I became a parent. Before I hadn’t always been the happiest person but I muddled along; sometimes coping, sometimes not. All of a…

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Plans are afoot…

I came (back) to writing as a form of self-therapy, self-expression. When this blog first came to life, the posts were borne directly out of my experiences at any given time and allowed me to emotionally process them, without any specific direction. A useful purpose, one which it seems holds similarities with many other bloggers….

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Rain check

The mind is not willing to conform To dream the dream To paint the picture of something more Let me build this life I want to lead When the head is full of floating ideas The fragments need to be drawn Together from their scattered synapses Elusive flotsam do not leave me now When belief…

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