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Street Art

Absorbing the Content of Others to Inspire Creative Sparks

One way of fueling your own creativity is to actively seek out and absorb creative content. Nowadays, I have found it is very easy to scroll through social media occasionally interacting with something pretty or eye-catching. This is kind of not enough for me, and so, without venturing past my keyboard, I have attempted to Read more about Absorbing the Content of Others to Inspire Creative Sparks[…]

Rooftops

Reductionist Quotes, Social Media and the Loneliness Survey

Reductionist Quotes A couple of things have piqued my interest in the self-help industry recently and started me thinking of taking more care with my online content. One is that I have begun using my Twitter account a bit more frequently to promote my various digitally-based activities. Twitter is awash with quotations from famous historical Read more about Reductionist Quotes, Social Media and the Loneliness Survey[…]

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Motivation for doing the Best for Ones Children

My last post was a reflective one and I’ve been thinking about other formative experiences I have had that set me on the course leading to where I am now. On a personal level, I am also probably seeking to reassure myself that I’ll make at least an ok parent. The Children’s Project I have been Read more about Motivation for doing the Best for Ones Children[…]

Vietnamese Highway

My Thoughts on Hitching a Ride

On rare occasions whilst driving around the UK, one sees lone people at the roadside, typically near service stations. They are identifiable as hitchhikers by their ragtag appearance, huge backpacks and cardboard placards, on which is usually scrawled a destination so far away as to think unreachable in any reasonable time. They raise a multitude Read more about My Thoughts on Hitching a Ride[…]

Vajra Symbol

The 25 to 5 Process and Selling Content

The 25 to 5 Process A few weeks ago I encountered a new method for cutting out the clutter of one’s life. By narrowing down your focus, it is possible to see what you really want. The method is Warren Buffet’s 25 to 5 process, helpfully explained by this video;     I recently went Read more about The 25 to 5 Process and Selling Content[…]

Cornish Sunset

Taking Stock of Changes : Where I am at in August 2018

Changes Afoot There are significant changes afoot in my life and I thought I would write a blog post to try and get a handle on where I am at mentally. I am not overly concerned that I cannot or will not be able to cope in the near future, I just realise I have hardly Read more about Taking Stock of Changes : Where I am at in August 2018[…]

Boating

Captain Your Own Ship : Never give up on your Friends

Thanks mainly to a positive comment I recently found a YouTube Channel of an Amsterdam based spoken word artist called Vino Venitas. For one thing, it has reminded me of the creativity of exploring a poetic voice. For another, a certain video of his has inspired me to write about self-belief and the importance of Read more about Captain Your Own Ship : Never give up on your Friends[…]

Wild River

Nature versus Technology – Mindfulness, Acceptance, Peace

The idea of nature versus the human and technological realm is deep-rooted in many contemporary ways of thinking. These ideas suppose that there is a separate and distinguishable realm of nature from that of human activity; that cities are unnatural, that humans live technologically enhanced lives, predominantly in cities and large settlements (rather than in tribal Read more about Nature versus Technology – Mindfulness, Acceptance, Peace[…]

Chinese Cup

Finding Inspiration

Outlook on Life There are various answers to the question of whether the glass is half full or half empty, my favourite being ‘It depends what’s in it’. The main purpose of the question is basically are you more of an optimistic or pessimistic person. I have previously touched upon needing to persist with projects Read more about Finding Inspiration[…]

Temple Lion

Book Promotion and Finding Balance

Promotion In this post, I want to talk about balance in life and how I am finding promoting my work. Promotion is as hard as working on the manuscript, if not harder. As a self-published writer (I’m not sure I’d call myself an author yet) I have a product, which is currently an ebook called Transiting, but Read more about Book Promotion and Finding Balance[…]

Transiting Book Cover

Excerpt from my new book ‘Transiting’

Transiting I’ve recently self-published a travel memoir of a six-month solo trip through South-East Asia on a few online platforms and now I’m getting the word out. The book is called Transiting and is 124 pages long, so a 2 – 3 hour read for the average reader. The events in the book take place Read more about Excerpt from my new book ‘Transiting’[…]