August 2013 Dear Matthew, Welcome back. You did it! I know how hard this last few months have been. I know that you didn’t think you’d make it, but you did. I know that I don’t need to tell you this – after all, you’ve been here before after recovering from your first mental breakdown … More Dear Matthew – Buckle Up Son!
This post was originally written for Positively Positive. Change. Apparently we don’t do the change thing very well. In fact, somewhere along the way it seems that we became so rubbish at it that ‘Change Managers’ and ‘Change Agents’ seem to have sprung up all over the place. (Can you imagine the graveyards of the … More Something Changed – Embracing Life’s Unexpected Detours
As 2017 ends, I am looking forward to the coming year with a sense of anticipation unlike any I’ve experienced before at this time of year. You see, I’ve always been a Christmas person, and for me New Year always meant that Christmas was over. I just never saw the big deal with it. This … More Heavy Promotion Incoming, Fo’ Shizzle
So, I started writing my first novel. And writing a novel is, well, it’s different. I was keen to begin writing a novel, to embark upon what will be a journey of new discoveries for me, of finding new things within myself and of further exploring the craft of writing (and trying not to turn … More So, I Started Writing a Novel…. (Sneak Preview)
‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…’ Thus begins the most popular creation account / story / myth (delete as applicable) in human history. The question of the origins of our creation has exercised humankind’s greatest minds for as long as we have existed, as has the question of the nature – … More Where Did THAT Come From?!? – On Creativity
‘You could write a book.’ It was the Leeds Festival in August 2006 and I was, not to put too fine a point on it, fucked. I was two weeks into my first absence from work due to depression, an absence that would eventually last 5 mind-numbing, often agonising, seemingly interminable months. The Leeds Festival … More ‘You Could Write a Book’ – And So He Did
We define ourselves in many ways: our job, our personal roles – father, friend, partner – and by the things that we do for ourselves (minds out of the gutter please), those things that take us outside of ourselves and make us feel alive. Over the last year of writing this blog I’ve been so … More Letting the Light In – Reading My Way Through Life