The week that started 13th April 2020

Learning things So, this week I started a free course called The Science of Well-being. It’s by psychology professor Laurie Santos of Yale and it’s on Coursera (love Coursera). Grateful to my colleague for letting me know about it, because it’s brilliant. Whizzed through week 1, and now practising using my character strengths. Regardless of […]

The week that started 6th April 2020

What’s in this week: Wellness Writing, including my new & improved writing techniques My artist date this week, mostly enjoying botanical art online Creativity I’m appreciating COVID-19 and inequity reflections Wellness Re-reading what I’ve written before about how to be well and avoiding burnout (Sep 2019). Writing as healing My new writing technique is unstoppable* […]

The week that started 30th March 2020

In our black caucus at work, we talked about black authors to read, here are some recommendations… Kiley Reid x 2 Tomi Adeyemi x 2 (The Children of Blood and Bone trilogy) Colson Whitehead Brit Bennett (debut: The Mothers) Jacqueline Woodson (Another Brooklyn) The autobiography Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave […]

The week that started 16th March 2020

Best part of the week was my solitary writing retreat, reading Mary Oliver’s poetry and Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. More in my next weeknotes. Hayfever & other allergies One of my friends asked for advice on what to do about seasonal allergies, so I put together some resources. Maybe you’ll find them useful. […]