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Photography and Mindfulness as Therapy Turn negative emotions into a positive through photography We are currently experiencing an understandable increase in mental health problems. These are uncertain times. With worries ranging from finances to health, social isolation, and lack of routine. This is leading to many, if not most, of us, experiencing some form of…

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introverts

Introverts and the Creative Process “Introversion is not defined by lack. Introversion, when embraced is a wellspring of riches”. Laurie Helgoe Many introverts are told they are too quiet, parents tell them to stop spending so much time in their bedroom, teachers tell them to take part more. Introverted children get the message that there…

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Margaret Soraya landscape photographer on Isle of Harris scotland

A couple of years ago The Guardian ran with a headline “Three-quarters of UK children now spend less time outdoors than prison inmates“.  When adults do go outside, most often they are lost in the devices in their hands and they no longer look up to see the sky, the trees, the beauty of clouds passing…

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image from river boat trip in India

Iphoneography and mindfulness iPhoneography and mindfulness is something that I think are very closely linked. I’ve just returned from two weeks in Kerala. This is my yearly downtime. The time I set aside for pure relaxation of the body and mind, which I find essential in boosting wellness and creativity. This year was a first…

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Carve out time for photography

 2019 for me means more upcoming solo trips that I have planned. More and more each year I realise that it’s ok to travel alone and enjoy it. It’s ok to feel happy and enriched by being alone. Others often look at me with either shock or sympathy because I am a woman travelling alone,…

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