I am a digital artist, blogger and very occasional poet. I make digital art usually involving Chinese written characters in some way. Based in London, UK, I currently work full time for a social landlord and devote my free time to writing and artwork. You can see what I've been working on lately here.
I am currently working on a travel memoir entitled Transiting. The project has its own website.
Rise of the Internet Society There has been a subtle and profound change in the nature of relationships between people within society. I want to talk briefly about how this may be affecting us as people; essentially what the rise of the internet society and use of social media means for the likes of me and Read more about The Internet Society and You[…]
Procrastination The word procrastination has its routes in the Latin words ‘pro’ (forward) and ‘crastinus’ (belonging to tomorrow) so it literally means putting things off until tomorrow. Making a habit of procrastination is harmful to productivity as it’s likely that whatever is being put off is something that needs to be done for a reason. Generally Read more about Stopping Procrastination Through Practicing Gumption[…]
Working towards Goals Sometimes in life, it is fine to muddle through, to relax and to cruise, but there are certain points when one needs to take control. Part of taking control means knowing where you are headed. There is a lot of material written on the psychology of goal setting and this is not Read more about Ambitions of the Past and Orienting your Future[…]
Today is known as Blue Monday. This is apparently as it is roughly two weeks out of the festive season but still two weeks until the end of January. For me, I’m still catching up with people who I didn’t see during the winter celebrations, which is fun and has been full of surprises. Most Read more about Recognizing Good Fortune[…]
As you breathe in, be aware that you are breathing in. As you breathe out, notice that you are breathing out. – Thich Nhat Hanh Learning Mindful Breathing We exist in a world that is constantly in motion, change is perpetual. From when we are born until when we die our bodies are in Read more about Becoming Aware of your Breathing[…]
Having various projects running over long periods of time can mean things fall by the wayside once the going gets tough or the novelty of newness wears off. I’ve found from my own experience that I will take up new interests, devote massive amounts of time and energy to them for several weeks or months Read more about Revitalising Projects (using SWOT)[…]
The rise of China will affect us all in the coming years. Not necessarily the next few years but definitely the next couple of decades. I wanted to talk about a few things in this post. Primarily, my experiences travelling to China, how much it has changed (even in the short time between my last Read more about Perspective on the Rise of China[…]
Progress 2017 has passed merrily into the void of the past and the first week of 2018 is already drawing to a close. I have started keeping a journal again and the process of reflecting on each day is already showing its benefits. I was given the actual journal itself as a Read more about Early Morning Musings – Progress, Changes and Dreams[…]
What is effortless action? There are times in life when everything seems to flow by, one good experience after the other in a seemingly endless stream of positive and/or empowering experiences. The travelling lifestyle or University days seem to embody this sense of flow. During these episodes, it tends to be easy to have Read more about Effortless Action (Teachings of the Tao Te Ching)[…]
The 10,000 Year Clock I recently heard that Jeff Bezos is building a giant mechanical clock in the remote mountains of Texas that will run for ten thousand years. My first thought was of Egyptian Pharaohs and their Pyramids. I was impressed by the scale and awed by the ambition. To achieve the previously unachievable, to Read more about The Ten Thousand year Clock and Inequality[…]
Recognizing Creative Block Sometimes creativity flows out of us like its a kind of energy we are channelling. We put pen to paper, paintbrush to canvas or plectrum to guitar and bring to life something new, novel, exciting. This feels like the highest form of creativity, getting lost in the moment, forgetting everything else and Read more about Creativity and Dealing with Creative Block[…]
The older we get the more knowledge we have absorbed, the more mistakes we can learn from and the more experience we can draw upon to frame our outlook on life. It follows that a person’s level of wisdom should advance at a similar rate to their chronological timeline. High levels of wisdom are associated with Read more about Exploring Spirituality[…]