It’s at this time of year in the North East Highlands that you really feel the nights ‘drawing in’ as we say. Right now the sun rises at around quarter to eight in the morning (which isn’t too bad compared to the depths of winter) and the sun sets around quarter past 6 in theContinue reading “The Autumn Nights are Drawing in…”
This week’s musings are on cultivating contentment and recognising what is important to us right now, and equally, what is not important. This is not about giving up on progress but about simply accepting where we are. Try the wee exercise below and see if it helps you feel more content by recognising and releasingContinue reading “Cultivating Contentment – “It Is Enough…””
While you hear and see quite a bit about depression in all forms, you don’t often hear about the murky, grey area of post recovery. There are people telling their story from a distant perspective, telling of their darkest of days now that they’re better. There are people who write about it in the thick of it, and there are some in the in-between, like I was when I first wrote “So”.
In the midst of the busyness of looking after 4 children and a kitchen renovation (pics on Instagram), looking after the house is no mean feat, let alone finding time for creativity. I have found, however, that there is freedom to be found in daily routines and rhythms.
We’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and it’s importance and what it means to us over the past few weeks. I wanted to pause for a minute and share this poem. Some of you may have read it before. To me, this in an example of using creativity to express deep and complicated thoughtsContinue reading “So – A Postnatal Depression Poem”
As a mum and homemaker it can be so hard to see your own creativity in the midst of washing and cooking and tidying and nappy changes and refereeing… I feel tired just writing that 😂 but it’s true. It’s so easy to get lost in the glorious madness and feel it’s a battle ofContinue reading “Housework VS Creativity”
Continuing with our creativity at home theme for the month, here are some easy ways to be creative at home using what you probably already have. I want to show you that you don’t need special tools, a paintbrush and a canvas or a needle and thread to be creative at home.
In January we looked at a few basic questions regarding creativity, and, this month the topics will be specifically about creativity in the home So, first if all, why should you be creative at home? We’ve looked at why creativity is important and what it means to be creative, but why should we focus some of these creative energies at home?
I think we’ve all experienced this in one form or another. Stifling our creativity because of “I-DON’T-HAVE-TIME-ITIS” or because we’re “not good enough” or because we felt like it was a waste of time, you’re busy and all that.
I’ve been wondering… have you been reading my posts on what it means to be creative and how creativity is important and thinking “that’s nice but I don’t think it’s me?” This post is for you and anyone else who doubts their creativity.