Breathe into this precious moment

What a beautiful image to accompany one of the simplest yet so powerful prayers from my new book, Heaven on Earth. It gives me such joy when other artists collaborate with my work and take it in their own direction.  Here it is photographer Brad Harris – who posted this on his inspiring  It’s All […]

Calm parents, happy children

The greatest gift you will ever give your children is your loving, safe presence. And treating everyone around you – especially your partner – with interest, kindness and respect. Lots of parenting goes on in public, particularly as the weather warms. But watching children and their parents in cafes, parks and on the occasional visit to […]

On writing (and reading) Rilke

This portrait of 20th-century European poet Rainer Maria Rilke is by his friend the Expressionist painter, Paula Modersohn-Becker, painted when both were adventurous idealists in their 20s. I have a particular fondness for it because it was when I working at The Women’s Press in London in the early 1980s that we published the first-ever monograph on Modersohn-Becker. Through that […]