As this post-new year time of coming out of winter and heading into spring is usually a process of reflection and refining, I’d love some feedback from you on which topic(s) interest you most.
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Happy Twixmas! – or ‘Twelfth Night, Or What You Will’
The word ’hovering’ describes exactly what we are doing in this in-between, Twixmas period: waiting for new life to emerge. It offers a valuable time to embrace the silence before words; the darkness before light; the formlessness before shape.
America is a Gun: What IS wrong with America?
America is a Gun England is a cup of tea.France, a wheel of ripened brie.Greece, a short, squat olive tree.America is a gun. Brazil is football on the sand.Argentina, Maradona’s hand.Germany, an oompah band.America is a gun. Holland is a wooden shoe.Hungary, a goulash stew.Australia, a kangaroo.America is a gun. Japan is a thermal spring.ScotlandContinue reading “America is a Gun: What IS wrong with America?”
2. Mental Health and Work
When you are used to waking up every morning and having a job to go to for at least a full eight hours where you are totally focused on doing work you will get some recognition and sense of self-worth / value and /or identity from, suddenly not having this can be very depressing indeed.
1. What is mental health?
“Currently, mental health is often viewed only as mental health issues, and is seen as a sign that we’re ‘broken’ and need ‘fixing’. It shouldn’t be this way. Mental health issues are an incredibly important part of the mental health conversation, but they aren’t the whole conversation.” – James Routledge
Mental health: A personal journey
Recently I attended a London Writers Salon-hosted online interview with entrepreneur and author James Routledge, founder of Sanctus – a start-up he set up due to the mental health issues he struggled with as a result of his first failed start-up, having found there was nothing in place to offer the help he needed. IContinue reading “Mental health: A personal journey“
Write-up on me as a featured writer with the London Writers Salon by Lauren McMenemy
Amid the wealth of historical detail, I aim to keep the pace exciting and filled with lively characters, drama and action-packed sequences. At its heart, it is a culture-clash love story, an exploration of the first seeds of the multiculturalism we know today and how these very disparate cultures and peoples inspired each other, creating a rich fusion of artistic traditions.
In the Limelight: Casting director, salsa performer and teacher Magda Sobolewska
“My dance performance experience is similar to my casting work, because when you are dancing on stage, you get into character – that is the bit of acting I enjoy.”
Grief Trilogy / A Grief Shared
For those feeling overwhelmed with personal or climate grief — or for those with a deep sense of solastalgia (loss of place), time out in nature is essential
Survival of the Wit-est? How Dance Competitions are Adapting for Covid
“For those studios and dance teachers struggling to make ends meet or adapt to the medium of online teaching — as well as for the millions of dancers whose ability to experience their chief joy in life has been challenged — getting back to the true physical sphere of dance can’t come fast enough. And yet for those whose creativity has been stretched and resulted in the emergence of brand-new approaches, the challenges of Covid have also brought many blessings and valuable lessons.”