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What's in a word - Feb 28 2016

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At a festival last summer, my daughter and I wandered into the Healing Field in search of cake – and after sharing an oversized brownie while watching a decidedly hung over pilates class we thought we should attempt something more spiritually fulfilling. A chalkboard propped outside a yurt promised a workshop on the ‘Role of Resistance in Creativity.’ Intrigued, we entered. ‘For each artistic impulse that rises up within us,’ said the fascinating woman whose name I’m sorry to have forgotten, ‘we feel an equal and opposite force of resistance. The stronger the urge to create, the more powerful our...

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Nevertheless she persisted - June 25th 2018

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I drove home early this morning from London where I had spent yesterday accompanying my mother to the hospital. She has only recently found out she has stage 4 lung cancer, but she is already losing weight and feeling exhausted from the treatment, and perhaps the cancer itself.  I had meant to rush back and get straight into my writing, which I know I must do but seem unable to focus on, I ended up faffing in the kitchen in fear and avoidance, and then came across this lovely tweet.     I had to sit down for a minute, ambushed by the...

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