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Living Creatively

December is a month that I usually feel the need to prepare myself for. I fiercely resist the pressure of mass consumerism, and as I’m not religious, I have to find my own meaning within this winter festival.

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Reclaiming Life Offline

For a long time, I was holding onto my online life, quite tightly. In an experiment, I have cut back my time online time to include only the unavoidable, or the highly valued. Of course, it’s a work-in-progress, and my mindfulness practice helps me navigate the challenges.

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Settling Into Darkness

On meditation retreats, I always used to love the last sit of the evening, in darkness. I never thought to replicate this practice at home. But recently I've been drawn to the darkness.

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Ignoring ‘Normal’

There’s been a lot of talk about getting back to ‘normal’ lately. But a pause from the usual has shown me even more clearly that what we call normal isn’t necessarily healthy.

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Allowing Energy To Transform

I’ve been contemplating the Fire element of late.
There’s a ritual I’ve taken part in, on retreat, for letting go...

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