Valentine gift

Valentine gift

13th February 2024: I push my bike along the pavement into driving rain because the road is too dangerous to risk cycling on at this hour. My yellow raincoat is starting to leak. Lorries splash my legs as I listen to Paul Simon sing “..drop off the key, Lee – And get...

Cheap tricks

In the hazy days of magic, she learned two new things she had never been able to do before:  to shuffle cards and to swear.  Both enthralling in their own ways. Shuffling and swearing can be done infinitely and interchangeably. At first she was repelled by...
Trust your instincts

Trust your instincts

I used to ignore my instincts on big decisions and rush into them. I would lean on others’ advice and disregard my own doubts. Even on huge decisions like getting married or buying a house. Now long divorced and having moved several times, I have learned to...
What really matters

What really matters

Gathering the last windfalls from my garden, I was thinking about what matters in life. I mean what REALLY matters at the end of all the days. Later, my cat and I mulled it over. We decided it can be narrowed down to these 3 things: How much you...
Mountain high

Mountain high

Every time we overcome a problem, we reach a new understanding of our inner strength. Many people will face a time when the pressure mounts beyond what they feel able to handle.  Maybe thinking they do not have the strength to carry on. Perhaps getting over one...
Liking living

Liking living

Lovely/Lonely? Live/Lies? Lots/Lost? The power of a single letter can be overwhelming. Life is strange. Change is now. Contact me if you are at a pivotal point and want make life lovelier. Kate Life coaching for creative people: I tailor your coaching journey to suit...