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It has been a somewhat mysterious day with an eclectic bunch of people. I valued the time this morning walking down over the cliffs by the sea. After last nights storm the sky was perfect blue and the sand a clean soft yellow. It was inviting to stay there and contemplate the power of the…

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I am alone in Bournemouth [ at a creative methods workshop]. I have spent the past days trying to put the quilt into words and the long train journey has helped today. I have also taken the time to send out the letters for the next part of the study. I am feeling a bit…

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A’s4 birthday and I went to a session that talked of the heart as being the essence of you, the essence of me. I like this idea that there is a need to look after ‘me’ to find that place of rest and peace to restoration. That work should be light pruning and not slave…

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At a church women’s group I go to the leader had brought a load of shells and we were encouraged to pick one up and to draw during the meditation. The shell inspired me to think of life this month- having taken on too much and to return to working four days a week. I…

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M and I led a Staff Development workshop today. There was one midwifery colleague there, plus a chaplain, someone from admin, four nurse lecturers and a researcher art therapist. Once again I was stunned by the power of the exercise- that in 10 mins they could create something so simple but so meaningful. I was…

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A friend and I were chatting about her role as a care assistant. She suddenly said about the importance of my hands-that touch people and bring care for people. It was a powerful message that I felt she was giving me- the importance of hands as the physical bringing to people the nature of spiritual…

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I have been given this ‘space’ to have a go at assessing some of the information I have. Even almost to the last moment I am finding reasons not to do this (even writing this…). My resistance is concerning me. What am I afraid of? But I find a quiet space, away from family and…