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    Calling

    Your work sings a song That only you can hear. You may be too distracted, too scared Too caught in the mirror of others to hear it, Until one night As dusk falls and the blackbird sounds its homecoming call Behind its voice You hear […]

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    It’s Safe to Be Me: An Exploration of Art and Identity

    I have recently been allowing myself to paint again. My soul sister was over this week, she and her husband are involved in the professional and academic art scenes where they live. And I realise how despite my books, despite my paintings, I struggle to […]

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    Your Authentic Voice

    In this course – the first dedicated writing class I have offered in nearly ten years – I share with you the powerful techniques I have developed for connecting to your authentic voice: the one that longs to be born through you. This is the […]

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    The Muse Calls at Midnight

    Red Sky at Night, Writer’s Delight… Often I am wakened from deepest sleep by a figure sitting beside me on my bed. Watching. Waiting. Every time I do not expect it and wake with a scream.Tonight the figure did not disappear when I opened my […]

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  • Welcome

    Following last week’s declaration of independence, I’ve been feeling freed up… and creative flow has poured in, once I was prepared to let go of the old. So the Dreaming Aloud site will stay as a portal to my work as it is now…and it […]

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  • Dreaming Aloud is Dead – A Declaration of Independence

    Part of the cycle of creativity is death. A vital part of the process is letting go of the old. Dreaming Aloud is now in its seventh year. I have travelled long and far from the young woman who started it in my twenties. I […]

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    International Women’s Day

    Today is International Women’s Day – it feels like a special New Years Day for us as women – to look back at all that has been achieved in terms of the status of women, and give thanks that many of our grandmother’s dreams have […]

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    Your Body is Not a Lemon

    Your body is not a lemon. These are the inimitable words of the one and only Ina May Gaskin in her birthing books. Three home births later, I know her words to be true. But nearly 11 years on from my first birth, and exactly […]

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    Yearning to Burn

    Full moon rising, I am full of fire. And crippled with pain and fear. My hip and lower back frozen. And burning. My body is trying to keep me safe, small and bed bound… My soul is flexing its muscles. But I am scared. I […]

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    Spectrum Winner… and early bird rates

    Thanks for all the entries to the Spectrum 2016 giveaway – we had 33 in total – I am delighted that so many of you are as excited about it as me. I only had one place to give away – which was won by […]

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