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Theatre of the mind

Sunday morning runs set the tone for the week. I went to bed last night all stressed out and woke up brimming with anxieties. I spend a lot of time talking to myself when running, especially on distance runs. I don’t have many friends willing to wake up at 3:30 […]

Have you ever smelt a Sunrise?

I had gone running this morning. The usual discipline of pursuing my health goals and sparking my creativity with a long (ish) run. No, it’s not exhausting. Occasionally I would stop and take a picture, something to help trigger an idea I may have had while running at a more […]

Early Bird and the Worm

This morning I got up excited to go on my run. But what would have been 6 miles of glorious isolation, turned into a 45-minute power-walk. People always ask me why it is I get up so early. Part of the reason is I go to bed rather early the […]

Self-doubt: that cursed thing

Writer’s block is not my worst enemy. Unlike most writers, I have learnt to accept the days when my creativity is not on full power. So, for me writer’s block is a part of the process. What really kicks me in the backside, is self-doubt. Yes, those old, silent voices […]

Baby Blues

Some time ago, I had the privilege of interviewing a wonderful young woman (Shannon Toledo) during her pregnancy. It was for an article to be featured in a magazine based in Australia. Diagnosed with Preeclampsia, and suffering from Perinatal Depression, Shannon exhibited the kind of fortitude that I witness in […]

In the quiet

Sometimes you just need to hear yourself think. Social media can me so loud. I needed to take a break from it for a while. I have been working on several writing projects, and doing some editing on my novel. As a result I had not posted on my blog […]

Someone Stole my Cookies

I Love cookies. Well, I use to at least. Since my bout with Covid, I have yet to regain my appreciation for my favorite thing. I’m not going to lie, it was (hopefully still is) an addiction. Food addiction is real. Just like people are addicted to drugs, alcohol, or […]

Set Backs to Come Backs

When browsing my news feed this morning, I saw the story of Australian surfer Owen Wright. He had suffered a horrific brain injury in 2015 and had to learn to walk again. His story at the time didn’t get much attention, except in the surfing world. I remember reading it […]

Running on Empty

I am no spring chicken by any stretch of the imagination. Yeah, I hear you; ‘I’m only as old as I feel.’ Well, some days I feel ancient. I feel like am running on fumes and that fatigued feeling just will not go away. The last year with all the […]