• Wondering what I should do with this blog…thoughts? Hello there, Can I ask a favour? This blog has been around a bit. It needs some freshening up. I mean, that header photo! The dinky staples! What do you think… * I was thinking about moving things over to Medium. Heard of it? Use it? Here’s my Medium Page. 
  • Great art is born of great loneliness Today, just this from Anais Nin on the connect between emotion and writing: “You must not fear, hold back, count or be a miser with your thoughts and feelings. It is also true that creation comes from an overflow, so you have to learn to intake, to imbibe, to nourish yourself and not be afraid more
  • Trend alert: Talking in full sentences (and nicer times ahead) So shoot me down for being a bit hopeful, but I’m seeing a few “moments” that are adding up to a nicer picture than we’ve been dealt recently. These zeitgeist observations tend to land you in trouble. Or they used to. You flag a personal thought or you simply put out an idea for discussion more
  • Excitedly seeking web designer! Hello. The look of this site is, well, tired. And I’m doing a call out to you all to see if you have ideas for a design overhaul. Are you a clever web designer with ideas who’d like to come into the office and work with me on this project? I always like to put these more
  • An overview of why I think Adam Goodes holds a mirror up to us. I rarely feel compelled to respond to low-brow, destructive trolling and ill-considered outrage. I don’t like to add fuel to fires that I don’t think light up the world. But on this occasion I feel some education is required following some very ignorant, small-minded, unproductive and hypocritical feedback to my recent comments on social media more
  • Don’t Buy My Books What do you think of this? It’s a message I’m trying on for size after seeing outdoor brand Patagonia give it a crack as part of their anti-consumerist campaign. Patagonia ran with the slogan “Don’t Buy This Jacket” a few years back as a series of print ads. The irony, of course, is that it translated as more
  • Some advice for anyone who’s recently left a relationship English poet and philosopher David Whyte was once called on to give a friend some advice. This friend was in the middle of leaving a relationship. I’ve been there – in the position of counsel. Mostly it takes me straight back, like riding down a razor blade, to the times I’ve had to leave love myself. I don’t more
  • I’m glad I’ll be old when I find love I’ve come to a lot of peace lately (the last year or two) with my singledom. There are a number of themes that have emerged and informed this stable, quiet, happy place. I’ve explored a few before here and here. But recently I’ve realised this, with hindsight: I haven’t trusted myself to love another in the more
  • The time I did something mildly generous and it kept going… Today I share a lovely story that unfolded over the past two weeks, culminating in a triple donation (and dominoing) of a piece of artwork I auctioned last week. It went like this. This letter below arrived in the mail on February 4 from someone called Hazel. With no last name, return address or email. more
  • The ultimate wellness gift: an 8 week program voucher! Thought I’d grab you as gift-buying tension hits fever pitch and suggest a smooth idea. The next round of the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program kicks off January 22… and gift vouchers are now available! I’m betting Uncle Bob is gagging for a trimmer waistline. Maybe your sister is after a fresh start to more