Greetings! My name’s Leah. I’m a writer and poet living in a small house in a tiny hamlet on the Western edge of the English Lake District. I also create safe spaces for other sensitive-creative-deep thinking-perfectionist-anxious-wonderful people to slow down into stillness, silence and presence, because I really believe we need each other.
I moved to this house from my home city of Lancaster in 2021. Modern life, with all its speed and noise, was weighing down on me and I was longing for simplicity, and to live closer to the Earth and her seasonal rhythms.
I long to live in a world where we know how to love ourselves, one another, and the Earth. A world where simplicity, slow living and silence are valued. A world where we can each offer our unique gifts and talents in service of the whole. A world where we are once again deeply connected to our true selves and our true place in the web of life. These are the themes I write about on my blog, mostly through stories of my day-to-day life and experiences here in the English Lake District.
As a highly sensitive human, I have my particular struggles (most often in the form of sensory overload, anxiety, perfectionism and self-doubt) but one of the most healing things in the world is knowing that there are others out there who are ‘just like us’, so with all my heart I hope that the sharing of my journey will serve to uplift, inspire, encourage and support you on your own.
Love and courage, Leah.