Playing with Words!

Calming our mind as an adult can be done in so many different ways. We can meditate, practice yoga, swim or go for a run (that last ones for you because I run like Phoebe from friends). We can invest in a hobby or we can simply mess around like a big kid…

But when was the last time you brought your full attention and consciousness to play?

When was the last time you lost yourself for a moment to be swept away in your imagination?


I remember doing this daily as a child. I was a real Alice in Wonderland, thinking up stories or funny consequences to real life situations and playing them in my mind like my own personal vivid movie. I much preferred make believe over physical play with dolls any day! This love of words didn’t leave me and as I’ve grown into adulthood I still use imaginative writing and poetry to process and relax. Through writing I can make sense of situations that are difficult to understand and through writing I can process emotions that are otherwise consuming.

Do you use make-believe as a way of processing situations or emotions? Please share your art work, poems and creative writing with me, I would love to read them. I will leave you with a poem that shares this passion with you. I hope you enjoy it!

Opening My Eyes

I want to open my eyes to the magic and allow the fairies to whisper.

I want to open my eyes to the beauty and allow your sparkle to shine on my soul.

I want to get lost in make believe and think in childhood fantasy.

I want to allow pixies and unicorns to dance around my head and fill it with rainbows and fairy dust.

I want to journey to far off lands and speak with animals and mythical creatures.

I want to loose myself in youthful play and remember what it is like to dream in lollipops and make believe.

For when I open my eyes and see the world for what it is. I want to carry that magic into my every day…

I want to see joy in the simplicity,

I want to see the sparkle in the ordinary,

I want to live my day seeing everything as new.

Love to your sensory self,

Jess x x


Did you know that every ‘Pin with Purpose’ comes with its own themed reflection, exploring concepts such as play and support strategies to bring calm to your day?

These two beautiful enamel pins complete with cotton gift bag are a reminder that rest and relaxation are a necessity to self-care. The Hygge Me accompanying article for this pin set explores this message further as a support for self-reflection.

These two beautiful enamel pins come complete with a cotton gift bag as a reminder that ‘storms will pass’ and to ‘follow your dreams’! The Hygge Me accompanying article for this pin set explores these messages further as a support for self-reflection.

These two beautiful enamel pins come complete with cotton gift bag as a reminder to embrace your creativity and also create healthy boundaries within your day to day life. The Hygge Me accompanying article for this pin set explores ‘creating boundaries’ as a support for self-reflection.


Jessica Dark