Cut the Crap!

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Written on June 24, 2012 at 12:03, by

Every now and then, a spate of television programmes feature the issue of hoarding. The trailers sensationalise the extreme end of the condition, with excerpts of reclusive individuals hemmed into a corner of a room, surrounded by ceiling-high piles of yellowing newspapers, broken electrical appliances and dusty jars of excreta collected over the years, like […]

The Creative Path:The Human Face as the Subject

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Written on May 1, 2012 at 20:37, by

The Artist Trevor Mill discusses the various methods to stimulate the creative flow to produce his paintings. In this segment of the interview, he talks about the power of the human face as the subject for his work and his observations on his various subjects. To see more of Trevor Mill’s work connect to his […]

Love, Life & Laughter

Written on February 21, 2012 at 19:27, by

‘Laughter is the best medicine’, isn’t that what they say? But what exactly is laughter the best medicine for, and while we are drilling down on the subject – what is the point of it? Having realised early in the New Year that I would most likely be left to my own devices come Valentine’s […]

Follow Your Creative Path

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Written on January 18, 2012 at 17:22, by

Living your life creatively is developing a conscious way of being, which engages you with life, causing your experience to flourish and expand to benefit and inspire those around you. However, many individuals have trained themselves away from their connection to their passions, through their experiences, beliefs and expectations. In his wry observation, Robert Frost […]

Just Chill

Written on October 30, 2011 at 22:57, by

Spending too much time stewing on stale thoughts is an unhealthy thing to do. It sends you into jaundiced spirals, re-running the same worn scenarios in a loop until they become as warped as an old fashioned tape cassette. Before you know it, with your desires held hostage by a toothless rabble of pointless tangents, […]

I Want More!

Written on September 17, 2011 at 23:02, by

When was the last time you gave yourself the permission to say these three words? In many ways, making this bold declaration carries more difficulty than other notoriously sticky three-word statements, such as ‘I love you’ or ‘Go f*ck yourself’. As children, we have the propensity to demand what we want from the world – […]

You Saw Yourself

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Written on August 14, 2011 at 23:18, by

You saw yourself in the mirror For a moment unguarded With you standing tall With your head held high Your energies beaming to the skies You saw yourself in the mirror For a moment unguarded

The Youth are Revolting

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Written on August 9, 2011 at 14:05, by

Like many others, I have been caught in a state of incredulity, as rolling footage of London streets, hijacked by lawless gangs of young people occupies the news space.  Aerial shots capture infernal scenes of flames engulfing large-scale buildings, while on the ground, bewildered business owners and neighbourhood residents lament the breakdown of their communities. […]

To give, or not to give…

Written on June 21, 2011 at 17:02, by

On a recent trip to Jamaica, I saw what every tourist expects to see from this particular tropical destination. I was treated to glorious beaches with glistening seas which stretch seamlessly to the horizon, and the lush tranquillity of verdant landscapes, blushing with an array of vibrant flowers and fruit of numerous colours and descriptions. […]

The Importance of Self-Respect

Written on April 3, 2011 at 18:55, by

When assessing the range of life skills which enable individuals to interact with society in a healthy way, self respect forms the hub to the various spokes. However, the term frequently falls victim to misunderstanding; overused in popular culture and confused with the term ‘self esteem’. This confusion often distorts the presence of self respect […]