Hello there & welcome to Sunday Suggestions!
This is the first post in what I hope will be a regular series of columns appearing, funnily enough, on Sundays, with suggestions of awesome people and things to check out, read, participate in and follow.
The idea for this came, as good ideas often do, during a late night discussion with my partner in the bathroom (like so many people, we swore we’d never descend to shared bathroom usage but eighteen months on from moving in together, we regular co-use the space – and not only that, it’s where some of our best conversations happen).
There is just so much great stuff out there on the Internet, I wanted to gather some of what I’ve come across up in one place and share it with other people. Sunday is the usually the most chilled for a lot of people, with perhaps a bit more time available to read and explore, hence Sunday Suggestions was born!
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Here are my suggestions on Sunday 30th October 2016:
- The lovely Terri Connellan over at Quiet Writing has penned a beautiful poem, Sapphire, and shared in a post called ‘Poetry into the light’. Her words, and the image, are so gorgeous. I’m also happy to report that the inspiration for the piece came from day 12 of the #experienceoctober2016 creative community challenge I’ve been involved in. It’s encouraging to see what a simple prompt such as sapphire can generate!
- On Tuesday, Catherine Gordon of Midlands Minimalist and I met up for our now regular lunch date and she was telling me more about her Life Energy (Expenditure) Experiment. During November, she will be anaylsing her purchases not by cost but by what value, fulfilment and satisfaction they have bought her. Sounds like both a challenging and illuminating experiment – and you can join in with! Click here for all the details about the experiment and getting involved.
- Last weekend’s Guardian magazine had a fascinating article about street names in Britain . Harry Wallop went beyond the obvious (1 Knob End, anyone?!) and explored the changing trends in naming patterns as well as the politics behind it all. A journalistic gem.
- Super coach and friend Anna Kunnecke has started a Wise Woman Book Club that will take place online, meaning any wise woman out there can join in! I’m so excited about joining in that even the not great time zone conversion will not perturb me. The first book is Glennon Doyle Melton’s Love Warrior, which has had some pretty spectacular endorsements (Liz Gilbert loves it).
- Louise Chunn, formerly editor of Psychologies magazine and now founder of Welldoing.org (to which I’ve recently become a regular contributor), has written a beautiful reflection on the coroner’s report into Sally Brampton’s suicide earlier this year. Regular readers will know that Sally and her work meant a huge amount to me.
- And a little shout out here at the end for my own Coaching Giveaway! If you share one of my blog posts (and tag me in the share) before next Friday, 4th November, then you are in with a chance of winning one of three coaching packages. Just sayin’ 😉