You’re awesome!

You’re awesome!

Years ago I used to be painfully shy and had trouble talking to people. To combat this, I came up with a cunning plan – if I had something to offer people, something to give, I could use it to break the ice. “Hi. I like what you’re doing” I could say. “Here,...
Creativity is freedom.

Creativity is freedom.

Creativity is freedom. When you write or draw or make things or sing – you can do anything you want. Put red here. Blue there. Burn it and begin again. Write some words, fit them into sentences, read them back and reorder them so they sound like poetry. Creative...
A different kind of trust.

A different kind of trust.

There’s no going back. There’s nothing to go back to. The moment has passed, and now we have a new moment that’s already beginning to fade into the next. Moments like stepping stones through the river of time, each sinking below the stream behind us as the one in...
Slow and deliberate creation.

Slow and deliberate creation.

There’s a lot to be said for slow and deliberate creation. When I think about taking my time writing or drawing, when I think about giving myself all the time I need to work through trauma and heal the things that stop me, when I think about creating friendships over...
Rediscovering delight.

Rediscovering delight.

I’m rediscovering delight. Delight is a shock of unexpected beauty that calls me into presence. Little fleeting moments, things that surprise me and wake me out of my unseeing routine assumption that I know how today’s going to go. Delight is eating chocolate coated...