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dum spiro spero May 26, 2024

(The pictures above are: 1 - a robot grass cutter that I found amusing; 2 - my cat working alongside me; 3 - I had a chapter published in the 'Inclusion Emergency' (published by the RIBA) last week; 4 - a mug that sums up my goals for 2024; 5,6 & 7 - photos from the Parkland Walk...

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comfortable with uncertainty May 19, 2024

(The pictures above are a sample from a trip to Hampshire over the weekend. We visited Winchester Cathedral and stayed at The Grange. It was a real delight!)

Yesterday I took part in a feldenkrais session as part of a retreat I attended. Briefly feldenkrais is a 'somatic education uses...

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going against the grain May 12, 2024

A few days ago I was in a large French supermarket in Essaouria, Morocco and I saw a couple (who I assume were together based on the way they were interacting with eachother) that had sat in front of me on the same flight. We were walking towards the tills to pay. One of them caught my eye...

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everything in moderation May 05, 2024

I have had an unusually relaxing Sunday today. I woke up early and did my breathing practice, and a few hours later went for a walk with my husband to Walthamstow Wetlands. This afternoon I have been catching up on things that are overdue in relation to my writing — if you are reading this...

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speaking with strangers Apr 28, 2024

 "You look gorgeous"

"That's so cute"

"Is that your cat?"

These are some of the things I said to strangers during my travels in London last week.

Inappropriate? Unprofessional? Too much? 

Let's see...

I am a Londoner born and bred. I lived in Glasgow for 10 years and have had...

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yoga nidra Apr 21, 2024

A lot can happen in 10 days... 

On Monday 8th April 2024 I was in an all day training on Advanced Conflict Transformation from 10am to 6pm. It was also the 29th of Ramadan and I had only had 2 hours of sleep by 10am that day.... and my group decided that I would be the best one to...

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the thin space Apr 14, 2024

I love the BBC series Pilgrimage. In it celebrities of different backgrounds and beliefs go on a 'journey of a lifetime.' Over the years pilgrimages to Rome, the Camino, Scotland, Istanbul, and Portugal have been covered and I have learned so much about humanity, different belief...

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cleaning the inbox Apr 07, 2024

There are so many different things I wanted to write about today. Yesterday I attended an 'office hours' session with the Center for Courage and Renewal where I am undertaking a 'circle of trust' facilitation program. I have to deliver a practice session in a few weeks time and I had done very...

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the next quarter Mar 31, 2024

Happy Sunday! I know for a lot of people this particular Sunday is a leisurely day off that will be spent with families and friends... for others it will be the 21st day of Ramadan and the fasting and everything that goes with that continues! I feel compelled to send an invitation for you to...

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radical or humble... or both? Mar 24, 2024

(Picture of skateboarding which I believe is both radical and humbling... Take a look at Aunty Skates!)

The word radical is everywhere these days... and whilst it is motivating and directional, I also find the concept of being 'radical' can be quite energy zapping. Let me explain... 

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pit stops Mar 17, 2024

This week marks the end of the first week of Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting where Muslims all over the world participate in what is a 'dry fast' from sunrise to sunset - yes this means 'not even water'! I had a very different attitude to it this time. I decided to be much clearer about my...

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being late & being human Mar 10, 2024

I start this email by knowing it might be a little late. Last week was the last class of my improvisation course for a while so today I was free on a Sunday afternoon and I went to see my mum. Problem is I accidentally left my laptop at home so am writing this after I got back!...

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