Artistic Exploration #Aging the way we should or should not #HereAndNow

The famous Japanese painter Hokusai said that everything he did before he was 73 was quite worthless and that it was only after then, he had embarked on his true artistic career. Instincts or innate impulses. innate meaning – existing in you from birth. (e.g. innate musical talent) impulse –  influence a particular feeling or […]

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 […]

An extreme close-up with uncertainty and unease #Playwright #Screenwriter #Author

When I began writing Crazy Plastic Love two years ago I wanted to explore relationships “the lived in experience”.  Questioning how I could look at the subjects of truth, lies and love closer to expose the characters’ true nature. Life up close and personal, if you like.  I believe I did that by enticing the […]

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 […]

Be a Writer of Relevance. #Diversity #GlobalCommunity

E-motions… all writers should understand the affective state of consciousness, happiness, fear, hate, gratitude, desire, denial etc., to the best of their ability. One of the reasons I chose the studies in counselling and now in families and community service is so I have a devoted understanding of the framework of human development, vulnerability and […]