Tag Archives: Lynne Cameron

Where to start from?

It’s been a quiet and fruitful autumn.  I last posted in September, feeling a need to harvest the many crops of the past year of writing, Writing Circles, running and reading. And in that time of quiet, a time of … Continue reading

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21 December – Solstice

It is the solstice.  For those of us in the northern hemisphere, it is the longest night of the year, the shortest day.  After today, the tilt of the earth brings us back into favour with the sun, days will … Continue reading

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My creative process in 7 words

I promised you a few words on my creative process last week. So, here they are: Show up. Move words around. Take risks. That’s 7 words. Leigh Chambers, who wrote about her creative process here and passed the baton to … Continue reading

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Creative Processes – in action and reflection

Last week was a busy week for me. On Tuesday, I got to read an excerpt from a story I wrote, and on Friday, I had the pleasure of leading a writing workshop on empathy and creativity at Lynne Cameron’s, … Continue reading

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Empathy links – Resources and conversations

Have you ever had that experience that once you start thinking about something, you suddenly notice examples of it everywhere?  Before I was pregnant, mums and babies were rarely on my radar.  Once I knew I was expecting, though, bumps … Continue reading

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Dyspathy, curiosity, and Pandora’s box

What is the opposite of empathy? At first, I thought of apathy, simply not caring. However, Lynne Cameron’s research introduced me to the concept of dyspathy. She notes that ‘dyspathy is anything that stops empathy.’ I find this a more … Continue reading

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Empathy and Sympathy

As  I mentioned in my last post, I thought it could be helpful to define empathy and sympathy, as the two are often contrasted. On my way to the dictionary, I passed my 10-year old son.  I decided to ask him … Continue reading

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