Author: <span>Emma Pearson</span>

2022 Is The Year Of….Lovely Work

January 20, 2022 4 Comments

Image by Jen Theodore on Unsplash We are far enough into January now to no longer be seeing quite so many stories of New Year’s Resolutions. What a relief. I can better tolerate stories of New Year’s Intentions – which seem to be more flexible, more humane. Intentions seem to offer more malleability, more wiggle […]

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“Go Get Yourself A Bigger Problem”

January 20, 2022 1 Comment

Photos by Jane del Pozo – at La Maison de Tara and at Ed’s home (Oct & Dec 2015) 9 January 2022 Back in the early 1990s, I worked for a couple of years post-Masters, in a small consulting firm of organisational psychologists in Cambridge. One of my colleagues – let’s call her Terri – […]

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One of the Best Things

January 20, 2022 No Comments

Photos my own taken these past days 3 January 2022 So Christmas and New Year have been okay. Better than okay. Moments that were really hard, of course; but more moments that have been really enjoyable. Ben and Megan came back from the Netherlands where they study, and stayed largely at home while they were […]

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Today I have lived 20,000 days

January 20, 2022 No Comments

Main image by Debby Hudson on Unsplash 28 December 2021 I know, notice, or choose to find out, the weirdest things about dates and days. I love number patterns. I love that my birthday is 270367 and Mike’s is 270763. Same digits. A numerologist’s dream. Or so I choose to believe. Just recently, we have […]

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Black, the Christmas Dog

January 20, 2022 1 Comment

22 December 2021 I cannot find the picture that Julia drew for this piece of work. It was beautiful. A black dog called Black, with Christmas Tinsel tied around his neck. WordPress puts up its own picture, apparently. Once upon a time there was a dog called Black.  Black was as black as night.  Black […]

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Flowering Unapologetically

January 20, 2022 1 Comment

20 December 2021 Main Image on Unsplash by Roksolana Zasiadko. Other photos my own from this weekend – French Jura I am a subscriber to Megan Devine’s weekly and monthly writing prompts. I always read them, even if I don’t often write into them. But this week I want to write into one of the […]

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In Conversation with Madiba

January 20, 2022 No Comments

Main image by Ashim d’Silva on Unsplash 13 December 2021 Some of the more woo-woo stuff I get up to is “Journey work” (The Journey®). I first came across Brandon Bays, and her book, “The Journey”, in Autumn 2009, and fell in love with it. Over the next few years, I attended about 30 days […]

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Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful Widows

January 20, 2022 2 Comments

Photos from Soaring Spirits International 3 December 2021 I got my first Christmas card two days ago. Not quite in November, but almost. It stunned me in myriad ways. Firstly, I am staggered I even receive Christmas cards anymore. I don’t send any. I used to, in the life before, but I don’t now. Or […]

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Grief of Tsunamic Proportions

January 20, 2022 3 Comments

Image by David Cleverley on Unsplash 27 November 2021 I don’t know how to begin this piece.  I don’t know what will be in the middle. And I don’t know how it will end. In truth, I usually don’t know the middle or end of a piece before I start writing. This will horrify any […]

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You’re Allowed Fifteen Minutes

January 20, 2022 3 Comments

Image by Avesun 21 November 2021 About six weeks ago, on a Monday morning, I woke up crying and sobbing. I was having a beautiful and stunningly hard dream. It happens. Quite a lot. Whenever I dream of Julia. I dream of Julia much more often than I dream of Mike. Always have done. I […]

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