Seeing the positives

  . It’s been a while since I’ve written a philosophical post, so please indulge me for a moment. (Don’t worry, normal transmission – aka writing topics – will resume momentarily.) Social media – it’s certainly changed our lives. Including the way we behave and react. But like everything, it comes down to your mindset. … Read more

What happened when I stopped self-analyzing

A FB friend of mine and fellow writer, John Anthony James (remember that name, he’ll be big in the spec-fiction genre one day), posted an update on Facebook the other day. He commented how much happier he has been since he stopped self-analyzing. And how he feels he is much more able to ‘just live’. … Read more

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

It’s a common saying, and one with good meaning. But I wonder if it’s one of those things that you only learn via experience? It must be, as I see so many people putting their eggs in one basket. Relying on one central thing in their life from which to draw their happiness. Whether it’s … Read more

Minimalism: It’s about the important things

The older I get, the more the idea of minimalism resonates with me. I’ve never been a hoarder, but still, at times, I feel overwhelmed by stuff. And the older I get, the more I feel myself rebelling against needless consumerism. It really gets my hackles up! When we moved house last year (May), it … Read more

Choosing the grey areas of life

Scrolling through Facebook the other day, I came across this quote from Sally Coulter. Now, I have no idea who Sally Coulter is, but this quote and it’s inherent message kept streaming into my consciousness all day.   I’m not sure where I sit with this. As much as I can see what Sally is … Read more

How to get focused: My 2017 Plan

This year I’m getting focused. My word for 2017 is focus. As with my previous years’ words, it came to me out of nowhere, but once it did I knew it was exactly what I needed. I’m at the stage in my writing career (can I call it that?), where I need to concentrate, work … Read more

Dealing with creative guilt

Creative guilt; noun; 1. a feeling of remorse from spending time on creative pursuits with no defined outcome I used to think of creativity as kind of like a bubble. A defined circle where real artists lived, honing their craft, and wallowed in an abundance of ideas and creativity. Where beautiful words, paintings, and art … Read more

One Word 2017

Happy New Year! Yes, we’ve turned the page on another new year. Closed the 2016 chapter, which I’m sure most people will be thankful for. Globally, 2016 was totally crap. With issues such as Terrorism, Brexit, and the disastrous U.S. Presidential Election dominating the news, as well as mourning so many of our talented artists … Read more