Imposter, who?

I have to squash the cry of that part of me that rebels against the rest of me. The part that wants to see me small, and smaller still. It’s the Amy that is meek and mild, the Amy that can’t move for fear of wrong turns, the Amy that doesn’t speak up for what […]

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A new year (part 1)

And so a new year begins. It starts with a start and pulls me into it body and heart. This year of fresh eyes, new things, and all the time in a year is waiting for me to take the first step. It doesn’t have anything to be sorry for yet. It is innocence. It […]

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Child of light

child of light

Oh child of light. We’ve been waiting all our days for a hope like yours that burns bright, tastes sweet and fills us for the days to come. You entered in chaos, a world on its knees, the earth creaking with hurt, a people stumbling around in darkness. We were waiting, we’ve been waiting all […]

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Who are you, at the heart of you?

personal development

I recently did a whiteboard session with a skilled mindset coach and he got me to do one exercise that was harder than all the rest. It wasn’t writing down my strengths and weaknesses, it wasn’t unpicking my thoughts, it wasn’t even gathering honest feedback from those closest to me. He asked me to write a […]

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Small beginnings

small beginnings

You’re one step along, but you’ve got 89 steps to go. You can’t help focusing on what’s ahead, because you’re only at the beginning and beginnings have nothing to show for them. They’re in the head, they’re anticipation for things unseen by everyone, even you. It’s hard when you don’t quite see the goal, can’t […]

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Ripples of hope

Ripples of hope moving across bodies of water & land. Ripples of hope lapping against bodies, real bodies. Small thoughts that give birth to big ideas. Single words that build sentences of justice. Tiny acts that go unnoticed by the many, but felt deeply by the one. These are the ripples of hope that make […]

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More than

More: greater in amount, size or number. It is a phrase I turn into a question everyday. What more could I have done? I try not to make it guilt loaded – and yet invariably it is.  There’s always more room in the day to think about one more than I. And yet how many […]

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