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…

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

Less, but better – a TFW ping 🔔

There’s so much I want to do. I need to focus on fewer things. Do less but better. I want quality but I need to work quickly. Maybe I need to be less fussy. Maybe I need more discipline. My problem is I have too many creative ideas and don’t know how to prioritise them… Continue reading Less, but better – a TFW ping 🔔

Awareness, Routine and Truth – A Creative Process Developed Over Three Decades ✍️

This is my thing, but aspects of it might work for you, too. Dawn. Image courtesy of the author. This is the routine I’ve developed over the course of 30 years writing as an adult. I'd say it suits me, but perhaps it would be more accurate to suggest it’s the inevitable result of who… Continue reading Awareness, Routine and Truth – A Creative Process Developed Over Three Decades ✍️

The Evening Check-in ✍🏻 Reflecting on the Day

A valuable companion to morning pages Image courtesy of the author We rush through life: wake up, check the phone, walk the dog, dash to work, grab a coffee, lunch at the desk, trawl through emails, go home, have a quick dinner, watch a bit of telly, then sleep for a few hours until we… Continue reading The Evening Check-in ✍🏻 Reflecting on the Day

Morning Pages ✍🏻

In a previous post, I mentioned morning pages; if you’re not familiar with the idea, this is what it’s all about. The term “morning pages” comes from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. This is an inspirational book for anyone interested in exploring creativity, or who feels their creative impulse is floundering. I was first… Continue reading Morning Pages ✍🏻