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…”
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Cultivating Contentment – “It Is Enough…”
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…””
Post-depression – who am I?
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”.
The Importance of Daily Routines
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.
7 Ways To Be Creative At Home
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.
3 Consequences of Stifling Creativity
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.
Everyone is Creative
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.
Why is Creativity Important?
Last week we were talking about what it means to be creative and I got a lot of positive feedback from you, which I’m really glad about. This week we will follow on from that by looking why creativity is important.
What does it mean to be creative?
First, we’ll look at what the word creative means. It basically means turning new and imaginative ideas into reality.