Entries by leeaspland

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Are you living in fear?

This whole Covid-19 experience is unprecedented in your lifetime and it is normal to experience fear. I know I do. If I catch the virus it is likely I would die. Fear is normal. Fear is an evolutionary habit, it is nature’s protector. The oldest parts of your mind provide the fight/flight response that is […]

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Swansea podcast

Come Together Cast is a new Swansea based community and culture podcast.  This great podcast is put together by Amina, Josh, Howard and Simon and aims to share a little of what is going on in Swansea during this challenging time. The Podcast has been going for three episodes and has a Facebook page where […]

Stuck in the House 8 – Hang on in there

This week I offer three simple things to help cope with the relentlessness of lockdown. I know we are only 4 weeks in, but some days it just feel like forever. How are you coping with the difficult days? Here are 3 thing that may help. Also I share news about a Photo Walk that […]

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A Long Walk

On a day when my equilibrium was a little shaky I decided that a long walk with my camera might help me to feel grounded. This whole lockdown thing is disconcerting at times, generally I am OK – purposeful; busy with my eBook writing and marketing, but sometimes I experience uncertainty and I can feel […]

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Where the light gets in – Photo Activity

I have recently shared this with my newsletter subscribers, but I thought that at this time it may be beneficial for you all. This photo activity is a response to the Covid-19 pandemic and is inspired by three lines from Anthem, by Leonard Cohen: Forget your perfect offering There is a crack in everything (there […]

Stuck in the House 3

A short reflection on what has worked for me during the first week of being ‘Stuck in the House’. Maybe some of my experiences will help you to cope with the coming week?

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Stuck in the House 2

Something creative for you to do today…..   Photo Activity: Changing your Point of View Your aim is to create 10 photos in 30 minutes in your house. No more. No less. Use your Smartphone in Airplane Mode, to limit interruptions! Take your time, spend time in each room. You will only press the shutter […]

Stuck in the House 1

Let’s have a chat about what’s going on! How are you coping with self isolation or social distancing? Here are a couple of things I have been thinking about, one or two mistakes I have made and what is supporting my health and well-being. If you are a photographer don’t forget to check out yesterday’s […]

Are you stuck in the house?

I am social distancing. Who would have thought it? Three months ago no one imagined a little virus could cause this much disruption, and it is going to get more challenging. It is very likely that many of you will be stuck in the house; either in self isolation (because you have the virus or […]

Staying fearless

“ In meditation we discover our inherent restlessness. Sometimes we get up and leave. Sometimes we sit there but our bodies wiggle and squirm and our minds go far away. This can be so uncomfortable that we feel it’s impossible to stay. Yet this feeling can teach us not just about ourselves but what it […]

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How is mindfulness is relevant to photography?

My photography business centres upon self enquiry and personal understanding through photography. It has Mindful Photography at its heart. I regularly reflect on why I have applied mindfulness to photography. Jon Kabat Zinn (Full Catastrophe Living), who has probably been one of the main catalysts for the growth in popularity of Mindfulness in the West, […]

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Urban Exploring

In preparation for a new photography activity for my new book – Photography for Well-Being – I have been experimenting with urban photography. I am using this term instead of street photography because it has more of an urban landscape approach, rather than activity of the streets. But it could perhaps be either. The photography […]

Favourite Photos 2019

What a year 2019 has been. A year of difficulty, fun, my mother’s death, the celebration of her life, creativity, exhibitions, work, invention, lots of travel, family, throat reconstruction, a campervan and love, lots of love. This year’s favourite photos are shared in chronological order, and as such they act as a visual diary of […]

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Weather or not

On a murky, wild day the nagging thought that I needed to leave the house was insistent. That I could combine it with photo creation was obviously a foolish idea. Who goes outside with their camera on a bad weather day? And yet…… photo creation, plus violently fresh park air, plus gentle exercise seemed like it […]

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Tales from a Hospital Bed eBook

Just in case you missed it, I have now collated all my ‘Tales from a Hospital Bed’ into one eBook. You can now down load it for free here. You don’t even need to sign up for any newsletters (I know how annoying that can be. Although mine is fab, of course!) I have a […]