Writing Poetry for Personal Discovery (Including 6 Guiding Principles)

I love writing and sharing what I write. But poetry does something very different for me. It’s a short-cut to my deepest self. This is how it works for me.

Principles Versus Practice

Many of us have princples that guide our lives, ideals that we’ve translated into practical habits to reflect who we want to be. But sometimes, those principles are too hard to uphold, or conflict with one another, or somehow don’t really seem to mirror that initial ideal. Is it alright not to live according to your own principles for a while?

Three Triggers to Self-Doubt and Insecurity

It can be tricky to get out of self-doubt and insecurity, and even when you do, it can be easy to slide back into it. In this post I want to look at three reasons we might feel insecure, and how to deal with those triggers.

Healthy Relationship Practices: Tackling the Taboo Topics

Some topics are hard to talk about, even with our partner, or especially with our partner. Most couples have ‘relationship taboos’ that are never discussed. But discussing the undiscussable may just be the next right thing for you!

What Stops Us From Taking Care of Ourselves? (And What Happens When We Don’t?)

When have you worked enough? When have you ‘earned’ the right to take some rest? Are you weak if you just can’t manage to keep up with the day-to-day rhythm? I was forced to look at some of these questions, through my own very personal lens.

Oh My God! It’s a Dragon!

Dragons have always fascinated me. I grew up celebrating Michaelmas ever year, and still do at my children’s school, but last year I also formed a personal connection to the idea of dragons and found out what they could mean for me.

Do You Want to Belong or Fit In?

We all want to feel a sense of belonging. It’s part of our human nature. And we often try to feel it, by making ourselves fit in. But is that the right way to go about it?