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…welcome to my blog about writing, living fully and making a difference in the world.

My debut book

My debut book The Grace of a Nightingale is available to buy worldwide in Hardback, Paperback and Kindle.

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #11
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #11

The Long Sleep Years I slept, long and fettered My slow-motion life This weariness, a leaden cloak My line of sight Blurred by wine and circumstance My hopes and dreams, for want of nurturing Crushed and wounded It took the wisdom of a trusted mentor, A poet’s watchful eye, And an angel’s guiding hand To

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Quote – Nancy Lawson – The Humane Gardener
Quote – Nancy Lawson – The Humane Gardener

At a time when our fellow inhabitants of the earth increasingly depend on our mercy and ingenuity to survive, our default has instead been to kill and destroy.  

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Lesley Young – Selected Poems #10
Lesley Young – Selected Poems #10

Burren Light It began this way. A notion a slight suggestion a search for questions and a yearning just beyond my reach. A curiosity wavering around the edges of my imagination tormenting me on the tip of my tongue. Until I found myself wandering in another place a wilderness so stark and beautiful so full

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Carpe Diem and Your Inner Voice
Carpe Diem and Your Inner Voice

My memoirs make many references to my ‘inner voice’ which has guided me throughout my life. Some would say this is our intuition or divine guidance. When I listened and surrendered to this hidden mystical voice I often felt empowered to make instinctive decisions which would protect me or enable me to change and transform

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Wisdom
Wisdom

Wisdom tends to grow in proportion to one’s awareness of one’s ignorance…when you come to see you are not as wise today as you thought you were yesterday, you are wiser today. —Anthony de Mello Hidden untold secrets have been brought out into the light and exposed throughout my memoirs. I have striven to resist

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