When you're bottled up full with feelings, when experiences run both depressing and joyful, blank and vibrant, diverse and dull, when you're uplifted by company and also nourished by solitude, when you're lonely but exhausted by people, when you're saddened by sickening on-going health problems that make you fed up & itch to get on … Continue reading The Joy of Being Understood, and Other Things, written a bit Stream-O-Consciousness-y
Thank you Hayat for sharing these lovely words. It's great to have you singing with us at GLOWchoir Brighton! xo
Many times, I have experienced shame around things that are, essentially, just one of the many aspects of being human. I have also felt that shame dissolve significantly when simple conversations or exchanges reveal that everything one can experience, will have been experienced in some similar fashion by other people. You are not isolated in … Continue reading Not Hiding Our Human-ness
Bi+ & Pan, Attraction Beyond Gender, Consensual & Non Consensual personal language changes, LGBTQ+ community supporting each other, not bullying each other, and stuff like that. So, I’ve seen lots of things around recently about Bisexuality and Pansexuality that have really, really gotten under my skin. I tried to brush them off at first as … Continue reading Bi+ & Pan, Attraction Beyond Gender, Consensual & Non Consensual personal language changes, LGBTQ+ community supporting each other, not bullying each other, and stuff like that.
Very proud of GLOWchoir Brighton and friends! Here is a beautiful memento video of our Winter Sharing 2018, which raised £100 for MindOut, and lifted many spirits! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHJj8GX0MJ8 Video by the wonderful Mike South, https://www.mikesouthphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/mikesouthphotos/ Thanks Mike! Looking forward to more uplifting community singing times with you all again very soon! GLOWchoir starts again … Continue reading GLOW choir video, and upcoming fun!
Strength, Gentleness, the Human Voice, Dismantling “Feisty.” Isn't it wonderful how gentleness and strength are not opposites, and are in fact facets of each other, in some ways. I feel both gentle and strong, in different ways in different circumstances in changing waves. I see interconnectedness between gentleness and strength in many areas. For example, … Continue reading Strength, Gentleness, the Human Voice, Dismantling “Feisty.”
Quite a personal ramble, about stuff. In the run up to this Christmas I had been in a dark place. Privately so. Most people who see me day to day see the 'best' of me: my professional self in 'performance and service' mode, or my social self at the times when I've saved the energy … Continue reading Carols, Choirs, Tears, Fears, Health, Roots, Family, Xmas Rituals