Articles on Writing

18 February 2019

Spaciousness

What comes to mind when you think of spaciousness? What would it feel like to have more of it in your life? Lately I’ve been working on creating a feeling of spaciousness in my life. I’ve been doing this with my physical environment (decluttering my work space, closet and tea basket), my virtual environment (by […]

1 January 2019

Breathe

The beach is a place I feel I can fully breathe.

I woke up this New Year’s day morning with a word on my mind. Breathe. A few days ago, my friend Mary Jane published a post in which she chose a word for 2019. It got me thinking. At first I was at a loss to decide on a word that I wanted to characterize […]

11 July 2018

This space I have created

I was re-reading my journal today and came across this piece I wrote in response to a writing prompt “This space I have created”. It speaks to the life I have chosen to live after being given the gift of recovery from breast cancer. This space I have created … Allows me to breathe. It […]

4 June 2018

Curiosity as a life skill

Lately I’ve been thinking about curiosity and its usefulness as a life skill. I must confess I’ve always been a naturally nosey and curious type of person. Google dictionary tells me curiosity is “1. A strong desire to know or learn something, a spirit of inquiry, inquisitiveness. 2. a strange or unusual object or fact.” I’ve […]

11 May 2018

Joy and Pain

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve been thinking about the joy and pain of motherhood. I’m speaking from the perspective of a woman in her early sixties and about my role as a mother and as a daughter. This past year has been one of joy and pain on both fronts. There has been a surprising […]