Courage and Spice: the podcast for humans with Self-doubt

Places, Poetry and Photos with Sophie Howarth

February 15, 2023 Sas Petherick Episode 132
Courage and Spice: the podcast for humans with Self-doubt
Places, Poetry and Photos with Sophie Howarth
Show Notes

This week my guest Sophie Howarth and I are diving into what it really means to create your own pace in a culture that prioritises faster and more.

Sophie is an artist, writer and teacher, whose work is about deepening connection to ourselves, one another and the wider web of life.  

We talk thorough ways to tune into your surroundings and get comfortable with going slow, and how Sophie includes and promotes this practice in her own work.

Tune in to see just how much you can discover on a pilgrimage within the fabric of your own life!


About Sophie 

Across an eclectic career spanning the arts, activism, social enterprise and government, Sophie has been committed to developing more imaginative responses to our most urgent concerns. 

Best known as the Co-Founder and first Director of The School of Life, Sophie has also been Curator of Public Programmes at Tate Modern, Faculty Lead at Year Here, Head of Education and Research at iniva, and a Special Advisor on Social Action in the Number 10 Policy Unit. 

She is also the author of several books including The Mindful Photographer, Street Photography Now and Family Photography Now.

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“Ode” by Zoe Higgins (poem)

“I thank you god for this most amazing day”, E E Cummings (poem)

If Women Rose Rooted, Sharon Blackie (book)


“Tuning ourselves into noticing brings so much depth, but it can't be done in a hurry. You just can't do it if you're busy getting from A to B in a race.” 

“Sometimes making peace with all the things undone, all the people that we failed to get back to, all the ambitions that we're not pursuing, allows for this really loving space of just being with what is.”

“With that privacy attention, these things that happen without an audience, that aren't shared, that aren't for anyone else except our ourselves and our beloveds. These are the really precious resources that we have.”