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?
Today’s quote, from Salman Rushdie’s magnificent Midnight’s Children, reminds us of the significance of each and every one of us.
M. Scott Peck’s The Road Less Travelled begins with a statement of profound simplicity. Acceptance of its truth can be life changing.
Today’s quote is from my favourite novel, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres. It considers the idea of the ‘wounded healer’, and how we can use struggle and suffering as a catalyst for helping[…]
I was recently interviewed for Community Voice FM, Middlesbrough’s community radio station, on looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Be Active – Be Connected – Keep Learning – Take[…]
As Mickey said to Rocky, ‘Get up you sonofabitch, cos Mickey loves ya!’ Finding strength in the struggles. You got this champ 💪 👊🏻