Paddling in the moonlight
I work with Gemma. She is good at her job. And quiet. She doesn’t brag about the fact that she gets up in the dark to paddle (kayak) along the canal in the dark, even when she is terrified.
I wanted to have a conversation with Gemma for my podcast because I find her inspiring.
A New Year Reflective Coaching Activity for you (and yours)
This is what I would have done had we been together…
All you need is a pen and paper.
You can do this as a group of friends or family or alone.
Don’t be scared to press pause, take your time, come back to it, do it over a number of days, ignore bits, do … Read more
If this virus has shown us anything,
it is that we are all connected.
Which I miss so very much
so I don’t also hug
Your kitchen table,
which has supported our elbows
over long hours of
tea and talk
has to be… Read more
Deep winter wonderings, wanderings – What’s your thing: a podcast episode with Parcifal Solomon
When I first met Parcifal, we were in his grandma’s garden, studying each other from afar, silently. He had/ has the most arresting blue eyes and was much younger than me. Our fathers are cousins. We didn’t meet again for many decades and when we did we clicked and talked but it has really been … Read more
when you peel away the celophane
airtravelled roses and smell
What happens when the confident laughing girl you met last night
wakes up beside you smudged, barefaced and vulnerable?
What happens when we take children
out of their uniforms
and see individuals instead of
What would happen if we … Read more
What if they wrapped your strawberries in celophane so that you didn’t miss the sweet, summer honey smell of childhood stawberry picking?
What if clothes and make up were just another kind of straight jacket to keep us wrapped in conforming shiny brittle shells of plastic?
What if the rush and busy-ness of earning was … Read more