Finding my liminal space to create

Finding my liminal space to create

This week, I’m doing something I’ve never done. I’m off on a personal writing retreat, to create my liminal space. In anthropology, liminality is a transient, ambiguous state between two rituals, such as those between childhood and adulthood. An...
11 reasons a poetry habit will change your thinking

11 reasons a poetry habit will change your thinking

It calms your brain chemistry, develops your cognitive flexibility and deepens your ability to focus. Here’s why a poetry habit should be central to your creative life To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower Hold Infinity in the palm of your...
Hurrah! Why creative brains need wine and chocolate

Hurrah! Why creative brains need wine and chocolate

You put down your pen and save the file. Then you stand up, stretch, and head for the fridge, the biscuit tin or the wine rack (Don’t you?). If we ask ourselves why, we’ve probably come across the fact that the brain uses up 20% of our energy. So, we...

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