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Posts Tagged ‘writing’

World Poetry Day 2019

As a way to commemorate World Poetry Day I have been trying to think of a list of my favourite poems but I’m struggling. It may be tiredness, I’ve been narrating a really long book this week. It may be indecision, I am often to be found staring at shop shelves unable to pick what…

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Climbing Your Mountain

Eight years ago today I left my permanent job in the City to go on maternity leave for the second time.  I had a vague notion that I would spend some time while I was on leave to explore a different way of life.  I had dreamed of being a professional actor and a published…

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Rocking Rejection! Xx

  Last week I received a message from a friend asking if my positive psychology study could help her with a rejection she had received.  I paused for a while and looked out of the window at the surrounding countryside while my new puppy whimpered a bit in the back of the car on his…

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The Chimp Paradox

“How are you?” “Fine,”  meaning fucked up, insecure, neurotic and emotional. It’s at these moments that I guess Prof Steve Peters would say we are being controlled by our chimp, our chimp being our emotional brain that can either drive us to succeed and be happy or dive under the duvet in the hope that…

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A Room of My Own

Virginia Woolf asserted that for a woman to create fiction she needed a room of her own and an income of £500 per year.  This would allow her the freedom to write what she wanted, what lived in her heart and her mind, in spite of society’s consideration that the products of these were largely…

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