"Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility."~William Wordsworth
In celebration of World Poetry Day 2021, J.Allan Longshadow speaks to poet and spoken word performer Lara Edwards to discover how her love of poetry has helped her overcome anxiety, conquer fear and open up incredible new opportunities.
J.Allan Longshadow: Lara, thank you for joining me, It’s a real privilege to
As we continue to celebrate International Women's Day, J.Allan Longshadow revisits an interview with contributor Rachel Smith in which she discusses how she combined creativity and purpose to create a business she loves.
Founder name: Rachel Smith
Business name: Rachel Smith Blogs
Social profiles: www.facebook.com/rachelsmithblogs
J.Allan Longshadow: Rachel, thank you for finding the
Chess is a versatile hobby that teaches us a variety of skills that can be translated into our everyday lives in various areas. With origins that date back to the 15th century, it is a hobby that is played all over the world and can be enjoyed by those of
The hobby of calligraphy is that it has numerous positive benefits and endless creative possibilities, that can be explored and enjoyed. As well as the pleasure of developing a new skill, it allows us to indulge in a creative practise that can boost our wellbeing, promoting calm and tranquillity and
“Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity and change.”― Brene Brown
In my previous article, I explored some of the many benefits of practising art regularly as a hobby. This is article continues the topic, but instead focuses on the benefits of viewing art.
Allowing art to be part of your life has many physical and mental health benefits and can have
One of the brilliant aspects of art as a hobby is that is accessible to anyone and offers a range of mediums to explore. It is not just for those who are artistically inclined either - simply the desire to create and express yourself can have many lasting positive benefits.
One of the joys of scrapbooking is that it is one hobby that actually combines multiple hobbies and there are many different elements to a scrapbook, which makes it a beneficial creative pastime that allows you to build a variety of skills.
It is an enjoyable and popular activity for people
One of the pleasures of puzzles is the sheer scale and variety that can be enjoyed making them a leisurely hobby that can be used to pass time that also has benefits to our physical and mental health. No matter what type of puzzle there are many advantages to this