The devil lies in the detail In my last post, I discussed my recent holiday time spent staying with a 'Luddite' friend in the south of England. In this situation I was obliged to take a different approach to my writing tasks, using old fashioned pen and paper rather than my Chromebook, which I normally … Continue reading From Panser to Plotter
Off Grid Several weeks ago, I travelled down from Edinburgh by train, an experience which in itself, taught me a lot of useful lessons about writing and life. The journey, although two and half hours longer than intended, was most definitely worth it in the end, when at last, I arrived at my destination: a beautiful … Continue reading On Vacation with a Luddite
Imagination, enthusiasm and determination I was scheduled to hold a skin care party at my house the other day. Rather a new undertaking, as an antidote to piano teaching and writing, but I was introduced to some lovely products a few months ago, and invited to become a distributor. I don't mind admitting that I … Continue reading Never Give Up!
Lighten.....the burden Mind clutter is something I try hard to avoid. It's like an illness which just won't go. Headaches occur, sleep refuses to come, neurosis sets in. The solution? List making. With my google calendar open, I add things to do at the top of each day. The very act of transferring a single … Continue reading The Power of Making Lists
No Matter the Cost Some years ago, when I first became a serious student of personal development, it was the goal that counted. No matter the cost, no matter the obstacles encountered along the way, if the goal was ultimately reached, then success was achieved. In the words of Dieter F. Uchtdorf: "So often we … Continue reading Enjoy the Journey
Understanding and empathetic Writing my novella series about a fictional high-end shoe shop, which has drawn a number of clients with colourful pasts, I'm reminded of the phrase 'Walk a Mile in Someone Else's Shoes.' It tells us that before we leap in and judge others we must learn to be understanding and empathetic and … Continue reading ‘Walk a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes’