I am sat outside, on a bench, in the back garden with Maia. The birds are tweeting – a lot -, the sun is happy and I think I hear a lawn mower. One of those glorious picture perfect May mornings. Maia is next to me eating her bran flakes. I am sipping tap water.… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Bedroom Dancing, A State of Flow and Finding Oneself
“Hello my name is Maia, whats your name?” Maia is now four and a half, and becoming quite the little social bumblebee. (I know the term is social butterfly, but I don’t mean it in that sense.) No, I am referring to my little girl’s daily need to converse with everyone she crosses paths with,… Continue reading Confessions of a Single Mother: Lessons from My Little Social Bumblebee
“Most of the time the problem is not the problem—the problem is the incredible amount of over-thinking and over-analyzing you’re doing with the problem. Pause, and breathe, again. “ – Angel Chernoff, Marcandangel.com It seems as though every time I sit down to write, I’ll get so far, read it through and think “Nah, I… Continue reading Sleep Will Come: Anxiety, Insomnia and Doing our Best
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” — Viktor Frankl Personal growth. I am obsessed with it. I cannot get enough of the books, the podcasts, the interviews with thought leaders, creatives, motivational speakers. I… Continue reading My Top 5 Personal Growth and Creativity Thought Leaders.
“Do stuff. Be clenched, curious. Not waiting for inspiration’s shove or society’s kiss on your forehead.” ― Susan Sontag It’s mid-March. MID-MARCH. I’m not quite sure how I got here. But it seems I did some things – some exciting things – for a while, became very worn out, felt very poorly, then just sort of… Continue reading Life Update: Acting, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Creativity
“I see my path, but I don’t know where it leads. Not knowing where I’m going is what inspires me to travel it.” – Rosalia de Castro Snow has fallen. Quite a considerable amount of snow has fallen and this has resulted in Maia’s nursery being closed and Grandma not being able to drive to… Continue reading Solo Travel: A Messy, Imperfect Adventure in Copenhagen
“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity.” ― Gilda… Continue reading Anxiety, Uncertainty and Delicious Ambiguity