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[…]

Persistence and Motivation

Persistence and Motivation

Persistence Following on from my thoughts on having mental strength in tough times, I have come to realise that persistence is key in life. It is key not only in the face of adversity but in terms of increasing one’s chance of success overall. Persistence is one mental facet that unites successful authors, artists, athletes, Read more about Persistence and Motivation[…]

Stones on Coloured background

Alleviating Mental Suffering (using ideas from Buddhism)

Mental Suffering Alleviating mental suffering is something we spend our entire lives working on. I have previously posted about drawing on ancient philosophies and ideas to write about good mental health practices and this post forms part of that arc. It is my contention here that the Buddhist ideas surrounding mental practices and how to live Read more about Alleviating Mental Suffering (using ideas from Buddhism)[…]