Tag: soul

How To Hygge

Now that so many of us are sleep-drunk from another heatwave, and the storms are fast approaching, it feels like an ideal time to curl up indoors with, ‘How To Hygge’, by Signe Johansen. I absolute love how the Nordic attitude to life is simplistic yet decadent, soulful yet matter of fact. Signe Johansen’s unapologetic

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

……with hard work, commitment, love, patience and a shit-tonne of hypoglycaemic attacks, I have recently shaped my verdant, unruly gardens into someplace worth collapsing in. Throughout the shovelling, planting and nurturing, I have been reflecting on the neglect I feel at a core soul level. If I were to post a screenshot of my spirit,

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Lanny

Max Porter’s debut novel, ‘Grief Is The Thing With Feathers’, was beautiful and brilliant but had me crying for hours. In a similar vein, ‘Lanny’, was all mischief, myth and mind bending poetry. In ‘Lanny’, Max Porter marries the profound and the pettiness of a small rural English village by weaving folklore and the mundane

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

Authentic, precise, tight writing in which timeless characters are as real as the people you know. Or rather, the people you think you know. There are few writers that make me feel like I’m eavesdropping, but Carver is one of them. You know you really shouldn’t….but the subject matter is more absorbing than your probable

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Salt Of The Earth

Need a detox? Needing to purge any evil from your life? Relaxing in a salt bath is one of the most soothing and kindest acts to afford yourself when feeling stressed, exhausted and run down. The protective and healing properties of pure essential oils and salt reach far beyond the physical realm. It will serve

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The Finger

Life has been exceptionally difficult of late. Two stints in hospital. Abnormal ECGs. Overworked and underpaid kidneys. A savage muscle biopsy. The subsequent infection. Morphine night terrors. And the ever predictable and unwavering mortality crisis doing jazz hands in the limelight…..ad infinitum…..compulsory-mind-wank……yawn…. Whenever unwell and vulnerable, our ability to distinguish who might actually be whom

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The Old Man And The Sea

There is nothing quite like another hospital admission to make you re-evaluate your priorities. Now home, juggling glucose and electrolytes like knives, I am shuffle walking into a new phase of my life. I have no idea how to plot my path, or even where I’m going. It is all and only one breath after

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