6: Finding Balance

6 days in, I realise I'm a quarantine rookie. From the moment I wake up, everything is getting on my nerves. Try as I might, I can't seem to get a moment's peace, I can't get on with my work, I don't get my son through all his schoolwork, and I end up being mean... Continue Reading →

Climb: A Poem about Mindfulness

I wrote this poem over 20 years ago, when I was a teenager. I'd been worrying about something unimportant, so I went walking in the Lake District and kept climbing and pushing myself until all my worries disappeared. I didn't realise it then, but it was a poem about mindfulness. It's still one of my... Continue Reading →

To the Sea, again

500 metres down the road, you call to meBut I can't go to you, so I've been toldStill I'll return some dayYes, some day I'll return to you again What a comfort you have been to meIn times of trouble, in moments of great painAnd to watch your colours change as day grows oldIs comfort... Continue Reading →

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