Author: <span>Emma Pearson</span>

Alone

October 6, 2022 No Comments

1st October 2022 Image by Greg Rakozy on Unsplash I love David Whyte’s Poetry and Writings. I love David Whyte’s voice and the way he reads his Work. I love how he turns words over, how he massages formerly unnoticed meanings out of them. How he carves then places jewels in everyday words, so that […]

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Rougher and Smoother Grief Grooves

October 6, 2022 2 Comments

Main image by Leslie Cross on Unsplash 25 September 2022 Last weekend, Medjool and I went to the Valais to enjoy a late summer weekend of mountain walking. The hotel and two nights’ accommodation had been generously booked and paid for by him months – possibly even a year – ago. Innocently and caringly selected […]

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Honouring our Grief, Embracing our Mortality

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Image by Mike Payne on Unsplash Sermon delivered on 11th September 2022 at the Holy Trinity Church – Geneva Context for this piece is here: Good morning everyone. My name is Emma Pearson. It is an honour to talk with you about honouring our grief and embracing our mortality, particularly in light of our Queen’s […]

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Take Me to Church

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All photos my own, taken yesterday, 11th September 2022, at the Holy Trinity Church in Geneva 12 September 2022 Yesterday, unusually, I went to church. Twice. And I spoke. From the pulpit. Yes – really. I had been invited – some six or more months ago – to speak at the Holy Trinity Church in […]

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Grief and Loss Witnessed from Further Out

October 6, 2022 1 Comment

27 August 2022 Main image by Sean Oulashin on Unsplash As so often when I sit down to write, my starting point could be one of so many. My ending point could be one of so many. And where I go in between could be many many many directions. One starting point could be the […]

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A Pyrenean Adventure Written in Thumb and Swype

October 6, 2022 1 Comment

27 August 2022 All photos my own – Summers 2021 and 2022 Main photo – by the Refuge Juclar in Andorra I thought I would pull together the various updates I posted on to Facebook when I had occasional internet access during our Pyrenean Haute Route – begun last summer, and completed this year. Inspired […]

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Counting Trees While Swimming

October 6, 2022 2 Comments

Main Image by Laura Smetsers on Unsplash 17 July 2022 Yesterday I attempted to swim across Lac Léman/Lake Geneva at its widest point – Lausanne on the north shore, in Switzerland, to Evian, famed for its ubiquitous spring water, in France, on the south. It’s 13 km as the crow flies. And even when the […]

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Reasons To, Reasons Not To

October 6, 2022 No Comments

Photos of Lake Geneva, 13 July 2022 14 July 2022 In a couple of days, I hope to swim across Lake Geneva at its widest point – Lausanne to Evian. 13 km. A smidge over 8 miles. As the crow flies. And I am neither a crow, nor am I flying. Instead, the wind seems […]

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Greater Ease in Groups

October 6, 2022 No Comments

Photos my own – main image, Lake Skadar, Montenegro 8 July 2022 What is it that makes it easier, harder, or even impossible, to integrate, to participate in, to engage with, to be “fit for human consumption” in, a group? Not even two months ago, I wrote about a very challenging time I had had […]

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Residual Trauma

October 6, 2022 1 Comment

Photos my own. Main photo, Our Lady of the Rocks, 4 July 2022. And August 2017. 4 July 2022 I am not an expert in trauma, though I do try to keep up with the research and literature concerning how trauma affects the body, patterns of behaviour, transformation and healing. I try to keep up […]

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