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….

Sunday Morning

Jun 7th, 2015 Sunday Morning, Writing and Creativity Alison.Strachan 2 min read

Although I was taught that the week begins on a Sunday, to me it is a day that marks the end of the week. It is a day about reflection and new beginnings. In the essence of this vein of thought I have created a category called Sunday Morning. The premise behind this category is to share with you a thought, a quote, a word,…

Four different words that will inspire the warm glow of happiness

Jan 11th, 2015 Inspiration, Writing and Creativity Alison.Strachan 2 min read

Have you ever noticed how when you find just the right word for something, especially if it isn’t a word you’ve heard before, can bring a blurry picture into extra sharp focus? Often the way that word sounds, the way it makes your tongue click on the back of your teeth in combination with its meaning, is enough to give me goosebumps. As I mentioned…