The Words Pour Out Across Space and Time #Poetry #Poems

The harrowing task of writing a poem used to be just that, harrowing. Mostly because I didn’t want to take risks. I was always trying to understand the work of great poets. Usually, that’s what we do as writers, we examine other work to understand how to write well. With that academic knowledge comes great […]

Great leaders utilise great inner resources. #Connection #SituationalAwareness

Developing as a leader takes time. Leaders are indeed made not born.  Individuals have throughout history been born to lead, but the question remains, was he or she any good at it? When I first studied workplace management I examined different motivational theories including Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs which I came across again when studying […]

Women who dare to be bold and brave #International #WomensDay #CreativeLife

Once we would find storytellers sitting under a tree with pen and paper, digging through the story scrabble of consequences, conflicts and conquests. Most of those storytellers were men back in those old-timer days. It’s true to say that some of my most beloved stories were written by men and some of my favourite poetry […]

Creatives and their wellbeing #initiative #health

It was fantastic to read about this new initiative for the arts sector this week. I’ve known for a long time people working in the entertainment industry experience anxiety, depression and substance abuse in higher numbers than other industry groups in the general population.  Suicide rates are high in this sector also. So indeed there […]

Creatively – Reflecting Back & Looking Forward #PastYear #New Year

At the end of every year I talk about New Year resolutions.  I don’t make them.  Now this is just me and I’m not saying resolutions aren’t a great way to start working on goals. Resolutions do work for a lot of people. Write a book. Get fit. Climb a mountain. Whatever rocks your world. […]

Crazy Plastic Love… #Playwright #Performance #Reading

It’s always a little disconcerting when you enter a new field of writing. There are so many questions and then there’s the self-doubt when entering unknown territory, however, I wouldn’t be a very good example of my own motivational quote “Be brave and bold in your chosen field of creativity. And never be afraid to […]