3 Words to Inspire you to Listen

Jul 9th, 2015 Inspiration, Words, Writing and Creativity Alison.Strachan 3 min read

As writers, and as humans who want to live, to be present in the cacophony of life, the chaos, the tenderness and the melancholy, the only way to truly achieve this is to pay attention; to listen. We tend to defer to passive listening; skimming the surface of what is there, what people are trying to tell us, what is happening outside our immediate scope….

The Art of Listening.

Jun 28th, 2015 Inspiration, Sunday Morning Alison.Strachan 1 min read

If you listen to the noise of the world, what do you hear? If I’m honest, I must admit that I’m a reactive person. I react to other people’s emotions, their experiences, their situations and I do everything I can to help, usually after the storm has passed. But I often find that if I’d paid attention in the beginning, if I had really listened…