This week’s musings are on cultivating contentment and recognising what is important to us right now, and equally, what is not important. This is not about giving up on progress but about simply accepting where we are. Try the wee exercise below and see if it helps you feel more content by recognising and releasingContinue reading “Cultivating Contentment – “It Is Enough…””
While you hear and see quite a bit about depression in all forms, you don’t often hear about the murky, grey area of post recovery. There are people telling their story from a distant perspective, telling of their darkest of days now that they’re better. There are people who write about it in the thick of it, and there are some in the in-between, like I was when I first wrote “So”.
In the midst of the busyness of looking after 4 children and a kitchen renovation (pics on Instagram), looking after the house is no mean feat, let alone finding time for creativity. I have found, however, that there is freedom to be found in daily routines and rhythms.
We’ve been thinking a lot about creativity and it’s importance and what it means to us over the past few weeks. I wanted to pause for a minute and share this poem. Some of you may have read it before. To me, this in an example of using creativity to express deep and complicated thoughtsContinue reading “So – A Postnatal Depression Poem”
As a mum and homemaker it can be so hard to see your own creativity in the midst of washing and cooking and tidying and nappy changes and refereeing… I feel tired just writing that 😂 but it’s true. It’s so easy to get lost in the glorious madness and feel it’s a battle ofContinue reading “Housework VS Creativity”
When I am looking for a project that doesn’t involve a huge amount of thinking and is pretty portable, a crochet blanket comes high on my list. There are definitely some complicated and beautiful patterns out there but this selection has met my criteria of simple, “memorisable” pattern and remnant friendly. I have made aContinue reading “Easy Crochet Blanket Patterns”
Last week we were talking about what it means to be creative and I got a lot of positive feedback from you, which I’m really glad about. This week we will follow on from that by looking why creativity is important.
With two children under two, it seemed that the mess and washing were never-ending and I struggled to find time for myself. Depression and and anxiety had me firmly in their grip.