Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/f1ggZkpf_NM With our busy lives, and all the associated stresses and strains, taking the time to sit, examine our thoughts and feelings, and then write about them, can seem like an unjustifiable luxury. It can also feel a bit scary.But writing things down has proven therapeutic benefits. Talking is… Continue reading Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

A useful companion to morning pages Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/2s3NGiWkL_Q Today I want to talk to you about the evening check-in. What’s the evening check-in? Well it’s a similar but very different companion to morning pages. At its simplest, the evening check-in is a reflection on the day. While your morning pages… Continue reading Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

MORNING PAGES! My experience and the benefits…

Morning pages is a concept from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Writing morning pages has many benefits, but some people don’t find it easy, so I thought I’d share my journey with morning pages, my technique, how I lay out my notebook – why I use four pages instead of three! – and how I… Continue reading MORNING PAGES! My experience and the benefits…

How to take a DIGITAL DETOX – my 3 tips! 😌

With all our digital devices and constant connectivity, we’re inundated with information every day: email, messages, meetings on Zoom or Teams, social media notifications and scary news about the end of the world. We haven’t evolved to deal with this amount of information. And that’s why taking a break from it all is increasingly popular.… Continue reading How to take a DIGITAL DETOX – my 3 tips! 😌

Craft

Freeing creators and consumers from traditional constraints It’s all in the name 👨‍🎨 Craft is a relatively recent arrival at the Apple software party, and it’s caused a bit of a stir. It’s bloody gorgeous, dressed to the nines, and has a growing number admirers. Craft plays in a fashionable space. Note-taking, wikilinks, backlinks, collaboration…… Continue reading Craft

Obsidian and iA Writer – a quick and easy way to get your plain text apps working in harmony 🎉

Icons courtesy of https://obsidian.md and https://ia.net I mentioned in my previous post about iA, Ulysses & Scrivener how I like to be able to see my files in the Finder, and how this can be useful. Here’s a perfect example, and how to make your text files accessible in both iA Writer and Obsidian. Obsidian… Continue reading Obsidian and iA Writer – a quick and easy way to get your plain text apps working in harmony 🎉

Ulysses, iA Writer & Scrivener

All great, often compared, very different – and I’ve made my choice Icons courtesy of https://ulysses.app and https://ia.net/writer YMMV and all that jazz Ulysses is a great application, but having used it for several months I’ve decided to return to iA Writer and Scrivener. Here are my reasons. The first thing to say is that… Continue reading Ulysses, iA Writer & Scrivener

Doing too much

When will I take notice? Image courtesy of the author The above note appeared in my morning pages today. It's something that crops up a lot. I don't know how many times I have to tell myself this before I take notice, or fully acknowledge the level to which I overload myself. Possible reasons: There… Continue reading Doing too much