Antigua Volcano

Ambitions of the Past and Orienting your Future

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[…]

Beads on knuckles

Revitalising Projects (using SWOT)

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)[…]

Path to Gunung Bromo

Effortless Action (Teachings of the Tao Te Ching)

  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)[…]

Creativity and Dealing with Creative Block

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[…]

Motto and Advice

Forgive the Past, Believe in the Future

Friendly advice can come from a whole range of sources. In a world saturated with images and messages it is important to recognize the most useful sources of advice are often closer to home than we think. The Power of the Journal I don’t often keep journals but I am aware of the power of Read more about Forgive the Past, Believe in the Future[…]