I didn't think much of the phone call. It was Friday morning. I was enjoying an early lunch partner after a fun night out in Glasgow the night before, when my phone rang. It was someone from the Work Connect programme saying not to come in next Tuesday. It was a bit of a bummer,… Continue reading Havoc Burned
"Poppies and Hare" (2017) Acrylic on canvas. 12 x 16 inches For sale: £50 Prints and greetings cards available at Red Bubble
False starts and head starts Today is the last day of my Veganuary challenge; my 31st day eating a vegan diet. I wish I could tell you about the amazing culinary adventure that I've had but to be honest, going vegan has been pretty unremarkable! I had scheduled to start on the 1st of January,… Continue reading Veganuary: The finish line?
In the next few days thousands of people, including myself, will be giving veganism a try. Since 2014, Veganuary has been encouraging anyone and everyone to give the vegan diet and lifestyle a go for just 31 days. Even in these days of vegan convenience foods and easy internet access, the thought of adopting a… Continue reading Veganuary 2018: Why I’m taking part
I have been practicing some form of neo-pagan shamanism on and off for the past decade, but chronically feeling lost in my experiences. I made a breakthrough this year though! It began when a friend recommended a local shamanic practitioner who was taking on clients. Tiffany has had such an amazing influence on me over… Continue reading Reintroduction to Shamanism
The idea of not being good enough was planted in my head a long time ago by people who didn't know any better: who had ridiculous standards, and values that were completely out of alignment with mine. The bar they set for me was too high, and set up in completely the wrong direction. I… Continue reading Good Enough
Amongst the jostling and the fear, one looked out at us in curiosity. We both knew that she didn't have long for this world, yet she was open to our presence and my heart broke. * Last weekend I joined Save Movement Scotland at one of their regular slaughterhouse vigils. Activists gathered to bear witness… Continue reading Bearing witness