The sun will return. No matter how dark the night. No matter how dark the mood. No matter how dark the moment. The sun will return.
What simple things mean the world to you? A simple wee post about the simple joy of finding time for the simple things.
Twitter: Is the outlook terminal? If the time of the tweet is drawing to a close, will you mourn Twitter?
Mastodon: the next big thing in social media? Here, I attempt to answer some frequently asked questions for new Mastodon users or the Mastodon-curious.
Brevity is next to godliness. There is tremendous power in making your case with the fewest – but best chosen – words possible.
Every day of your life has the potential to be momentous in its own little way. Every day of your life marks the point at which the rest of your life begins.
When stress gets out of hand, it can feel as if the stressful times will never end. How do you deal with stress?
What is the best way to get your creativity firing on all cylinders?
How do you make sense of the changing world around you? What stories do you tell yourself about the world as you see it? Are they the stories you truly need to hear?
Gentle reader: How are you coping with all that you are going through, right now? If you feel like you need help, never be afraid to seek it.
David Ogilvy was the advertising genius of the 20th Century. He was also generous in sharing his wisdom on the art of writing.
If you are experiencing mental health issues, you are not alone. You are never alone. Here are some things I have learnt about mental health issues over the first six months of my ongoing mental health journey.
A post inspired by some wonderful and insightful words on anxiety from two very different people: TV chef Nadiya Hussain and novelist Robert Harris.
How happy do you feel, in this moment? What brings happiness to your world? What is the secret to happiness for you?
Gentle reader, a simple question: How open and honest are you? With others? With yourself?
What are you left with when things fall apart? What is at the heart of things for you? What truly guides you?
Gentle reader: As we enter the second half of 2022, how are you feeling? Truly and honestly? If you find yourself in dark hours, remember that the brilliant light within yourself can never be dimmed.
Does the secret to a good life lie in achieving the ideal balance between control and surrender?
Make it exemplary. Three simple but demanding words. They challenge us to do our best in whatever we do.
What is your first response when you think of mental health issues? This post is inspired by some beautiful words from Gurprriet Siingh on his mental health journey.
Words fail me. Some words on nature, depression, music – and things that we really must try to put into words, no matter how hard it might be.
To focus intently on just one sense is often to experience it anew. To listen – truly to listen – to another soul is to listen without prejudice.
Feelings of renewal can make all seem right with the world once more. But they can also mislead. Be careful not to mistake renewal for recovery.
Do you love coffee? Have you ever tried roasting your own coffee beans? Here I recount my first ever attempt at home-roasted coffee beans.
In times of heightened stress and anxiety, the mind can become like the turbulent surface of the sea. Anxiety and stress need to be taken seriously, before they become overwhelming.
To live at all times in accordance with your core values should be as smooth and as natural as a fish swimming through the ocean.
Michael Palin’s diaries from 50 years ago this month paint an oddly familiar picture of gloomy times with an underlying absurdity and silliness.
Cafe München: long-gone… but perhaps not entirely forgotten? This London bar was home to so many stories, including Forbidden Planet signings by Neil Gaiman, Dave Gibbons, Bill Sienkiewicz, Alexei Sayle and a host of 1980s comics luminaries.
How much of your life are you devoting to events that never really happened, and never will? Can wasting time be forgiven? A post on why it is never too late, inspired by some wise words from Sir Ian McKellen and Reverend Richard Coles.
What if you were guided always by the decision always to do the kindest thing in any given moment? Imagine how your life would be if every decision you have made and will make were guided only by kindness. What kind of world you have helped to create? Being kind to all, and striving always […]
The seed will not become a flower overnight, no matter how hard you will it do so. The beautiful transformation will only happen with time, with patience.