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#Mindfulness and #Photography

Last Friday, I spent the day with my sister on a Garden Photography Workshop run by Emma Davies at Uppark House. I booked our tickets weeks ago with no idea that I’d be on a journey into mindfulness by the … Continue reading

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My Journey Into #Mindfulness – Part 2

And so, my quest for a more mindful life has begun. I’ve read two books, numerous blog posts and am at the beginning of a 40-day study guide. Mindfulness, it seems, is both simple and difficult. It is simple in … Continue reading

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My Journey Into #Mindfulness – Part 1

It’s funny how things come together. A couple of weeks ago, I organised an HBC Photographers trip to Froxfield. One of our members has an aunt who lives in half an acre of woodland there, and she kindly invited us … Continue reading

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#atozchallenge: P is for Photography

I caught the photography bug from my dad. One of my earliest memories is of playing with a light meter and being mesmerized by lumpy-bumpy light-detecting bit. I’ve always had a camera, first a cheapie 110, then a couple of … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Disappointment – A Response

Disappoint: to fail to fulfill the expectations or wishes of. to defeat the fulfillment of (hopes, plans, etc.); thwart; frustrate. Resilience: the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Loneliness – A Response

There have been times when I have experienced intense loneliness, when depression has put up a wrought-iron gate between me and the rest of the world. Right now, though, that gate is swung wide open, and I am free to … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Bodies – A Response

There’s no doubt about it: I’m getting older. My hair is going grey, and my skin is going wrinkly. Two vertical lines have taken up permanent residence between my eyebrows and there’s a pillow crease on my cheek that’s still … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Mindful – A Response

I have a butterfly mind. Thoughts constantly flit around inside my head. They might settle for a moment or two, but they always flutter off again. Writing pins them down; it allows me to look at them closely, to interrogate … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: After a Holiday – A Response

“… let me take a flight of gratitude. And so I give thanks: for opportunity, for time, for the efforts of others, for companions, for encounters, for everything that delighted the eye, for each moment of peace, for inspiration from … Continue reading

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Barefoot Prayers: Moving House – A Response

Tuesday 19th March 2013 It’s official. The sign’s gone up. We’re moving.     Saturday 23rd March 2013 Today has been a day of cleaning. Our house is on the market and we had our first viewing at 3pm, so … Continue reading

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