I was always a boxing nut. A child of the 80s, I was introduced to the sport at the age of 10 by Rocky Balboa (https://afamiliarstranger.co.uk/2015/12/30/rocky-balboa-changed-my-life/). In 1985 a threat to Rocky’s crown emerged from[…]
Today’s words to the wise are from Tori Amos and consider the uniqueness of your story. They also raise the question of synchronicity and its role in our lives. Are random, meaningful events in our[…]
Change Your Story, Change Your Life If there’s one thing in life that we can be certain of it’s change. Whether self-driven or unwittingly forced upon us by life circumstances, change knocks on all of[…]
These are difficult times, and in such times we see the true value of art, literature, and creativity. My poetry collection, ‘A Familiar Stranger’, features modern poems for modern life, taking in the themes of[…]
Today’s words to the wise reflect on shared experience and the capacity we have to use our experiences to help others. Hope you like it
I love writing, and I love creating content that I hope brings value to others. What I don’t love is promotion. More specifically, self-promotion. It tends to make me feel a little, how can I[…]
Searching for the next high… Today’s words come from Bright Eyes, and reflect on the nature of life and our expectations. Features lots of hand and arm waving (thanks YouTube for featuring the worst possible[…]
Today’s words to inspire are from the great artist Pablo Picasso and reflect on finding our gifts. What is your gift, and what are you doing with it?