What are we listening for?


I wonder, what are we listening for? Is it the calling of our name in the middle of a crowd? The sweet pleasure of being seen amidst the others. Or is it the echoes of the earth? Reminding us that we are part of a time that stretches way beyond what we can see. Perhaps … Read more

When you stop, what do you hear?


When you stop, what do you hear? Is it the echoes of unfinished conversations,the insistence of a reply,the sadness of the moment,or things said that were better left unsaid? What about the call of the wind,the whisper of water,the wordless sound of a place,or the rumble of the Earth? And what about the comfort of … Read more

Reflections on the pause before saying yes


Can you remember the last time you said ‘yes’? Not the everyday sort of yes, but the big and beautiful yes that changed the course of your work and life? At the beginning of The Creatives Workshop two years ago, I wrote this poem… PAUSE TO SAY YES The pause before we say yes is … Read more

You, me and the powerful space between us


If I don’t speak, you can’t hear me. If I don’t listen, then I can’t see you, and I’m making up a story about who you are. Yet, the space between us is not an empty void. It’s full of potential. Of possibilities, and grace and hope. But only if we positively engage with its … Read more

Tuning in


Developing our voice takes practice. A lot of practice. And the willingness to hear when it’s not quite right. When it’s a bit off. Because unless we try it out, we don’t know what it sounds like. And unless we’re open to the others, we don’t know where to find the resonances. Because without resonance, … Read more

Lessons in unfurling your voice


We all have a voice, though we may not be well acquainted. It can sound unfamiliar, somehow separate from us when we first start using it. That’s natural. Because our distinctive rhythms and tone come with practice. In the meantime, here is a brilliant encouragement taken from the Hiut Denim Yearbook Five: One Percent Better. … Read more