Author Archive

18, October 2013

Starting the hill

Starting over confronts me with the fears of not doing perfectly (or even well enough), the frustration of feeling “uninspiring” and the reality that with a full time job, community commitments, family and friends to stay in touch with, I’ve let my personal dreams get shuffled right to the bottom of the priority pile whereRead More …

22, July 2013

An embarrassment of riches

In this time-poor age what gift is greater than attention? I see people who struggle sometimes to pay attention to their own needs because they’re locked into an identity of serving others. And then there are so many who are in a cage of the cult of the self. We all juggle a multiplicity ofRead More …

8, July 2013

Back issues of Unchained now available

I hesitated for a while about this, thinking “keep it pure!” but passion comes in so many different guises that in the end I decided to honour one of mine here alongside Trojan Moments (typing ‘the book’ then was too sadly singular!) and load up the back issues of the newsletter Unchained. It is aRead More …

30, June 2013

Trust in the process

Learning something just doesn’t work unless there’s a moment of surrender and I make or let myself say “I don’t know”. When I was a child I didn’t have this challenge. I expected that I didn’t know lots of things but as an adult, I am attached to the idea that I already know things,Read More …

14, June 2013

A first line on a blank screen

I was inspired to name this “The incandescent line” because that is what I aspire to in my writing. I want to inspire you with the fires that light me up. Sounds simple, sounds beautiful and it makes me work hard and turn every word over until I’m sure it is right. I hope inRead More …