emma-kate hanson • writer

poetry | storytelling | arts health.

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2017 // I don't have the brain space to reflect on you right now, but I will say...
Thank you for being here, reading my words, and being so gentle with these pieces of my heart, I am grateful for the support, inspiration and connection.
Being here and sharing in the way I do often feels vulnerable, risky, exposing... but in the process it has shown me how we are so much more connected than we realise, in our very human experiences, and this has been healing for me to witness.
My intuition tells me to take a lovely long break from Insty, so I can be as present as a peach (?) and have as much energy as possible, for this beautiful time.
I will be back in the new year, and because my brain needs solid dates, to keep me accountable, I will be back on the 22nd Jan!
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Lots of love to you all,
Em xxx

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L O V E // Three of my oldest, closest friends organised a trip to come and visit me on the weekend...
It felt like home being with them all again, a home I have dearly missed...
I am so thankful to have spent such a special time with them, sipping coconuts in the sunshine, exhaling our stories over the ocean and laying underneath a big blue sky.
Life gets so busy, which makes these long stretches of uninterrupted time so precious and so good for the soul.
Life with chronic illness can feel pretty isolating at times and I really crave connection, in particular with other women, so this was the perfect way to wind down for the year, with two hands full of hope and a heart full of love.
More of this please 2018. Thank you.

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"Inner Waves" by the talented @agnes_cecile

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Ever magical florals by @annaremarchuk✨

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The aches often tell me that there is territory within me yet to be discovered, acknowledged, embodied.













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Hands are truth tellers; let them scribble, scratch, scream on paper, ask questions, answer in colours, shapes, textures, gestures, a voice that seems to pour from a place you thought had forgotten you. Let the hands exhale what you have found too heavy to exhale through your mouth. Let them love you as you are. Stand back and see, you were always, always, always art. And art need not be hidden.

















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🍃the power of nature, to remind us of our true nature.

















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How gorgeous are these lil affirmation pebbles, from the talented Jenna @musingsfromthemoon✨

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💌Hello friends!
A new month means a new letter writing prompt, I hope you will enjoy!
December has always represented twinkly hope for me, so this felt like a lovely theme to celebrate the last month of the year.
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So get comfy, light a candle, make a cup of tea, place your hand on a part of you that feels most connected to hope, and breathe into that space.
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Explore and play around with how hope feels; is it a certain colour, shape, texture, sound, taste or symbol?
Does it appear in the form of a person or creature?
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Ask hope a question, listen, then let your pen flow without censorship, and see what comes out. You can use words, drawing, collage, anything that speaks to you!
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If you want to share your letter, please tag me and #the_letter_project.
I will feature as many letters as I can, on my Insta stories.
Anyone who shares a letter, will go into the draw to win a custom poem (written by me) and small token of love (self care goodie). The recipient of this gift will be pulled from my trusty sun hat, in January.
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Happy writing. ❤️









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⚓️. I've been riding a tidal wave of hormones and anxiety this week {as I often do pre period.} I've also broken out in a pretty impressive rash, my throat has swollen up and pain and fatigue have flared big time.
All reminders for me to slow down even more than I already am. 3 years into life with chronic illness and I still struggle with "doing nothing." I am such a doer, and struggle with having so much time to think and be still, and not escape from pain/discomfort.
This is the path though, this is the lesson, it's tough, but I accept it, and see its value.
Hands down the most helpful thing for me has been daily meditation and mindfulness.
Like a muscle, I am growing the ability to sit with myself, to observe the discomfort and let it move through me without attaching to it, without needing to go down the rabbit hole and analyse. Just observing. Twice a day for twenty minutes is my sweet spot, where I notice a significant difference in my ability to cope.
Some days I sit there, follow my natural breath, and just observe the chatter. And that is all. And that is enough. What I am really learning is to accept all of myself, all.of.it and not run from it. Just let it be. No need to fix. Or judge. It's just energy passing through. Resisting it creates more friction. Flowing with the tide, not against it, feels more spacious.













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|👄 Meditation |
I've learned; that which we ignore, grows fangs. There are parts of us crying out to be heard; listening without judgement softens the mouth.













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🌙• conversations with the moon.

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Hello friends!
I'm excited to host a giveaway and try out a little something i've been thinking of offering you - custom poetry + self care packs!
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There is one pack on offer, which will include:
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1 x custom poem on a topic chosen by you.
1 x creative wellbeing prompt {journaling, art or meditation.}
1 x organic tea blend.
1 x relaxing bath blend or a beautiful gemstone.
1 x copy of TULA poetry book, courtesy of @lisha_pen_murphy. 🙏
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To go in the draw you just need to be following my account, and tag three friends below who you think would love a creative care pack sent their way! Giveaway ends Friday 1st December, 2pm {AEST}.
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Good luck,
Emma- Kate xox












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the sea in her hair.












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tenderness.













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