Trainers on asphalt and concrete, the thudding pad of the ground beneath feet. From towerblock jungles in the urban sprawl, to muddy trails through overgrown wilderness. Endurance, following through on a set goal, under the dim clouds of winter days … Continue reading SPORT & SELF DEVELOPMENT
Some successes are dazzling shooting stars, bursting through the blackness for a moment- a sudden display of brightness, brief and impressive. Other successes are slow, far off stars burning away in the distance, existing as they do and eventually shining … Continue reading CONSISTENCY | SHORT THOUGHTS
To look out at a sunrise is a wonderful and precious thing. No matter how many times we may see a sunrise in our life, it will never be the same sunrise twice. With that sunrise comes the promise of … Continue reading WAKING UP EARLY
Bus, bike, train, car, tram, plane. We get to places by many means. The seasons pass, and sometimes it feels that we don’t take notice of the small changes around us. The bright skies burn into dark winters as we … Continue reading WALKING
The drive to reach something more. The slow but steady progress from somewhere monochrome to somewhere technicolor. A human force, propelling us toward our goals, compelling us to make changes, to work hard, to strive for something. Ambition conjures images … Continue reading AMBITION: POWER HUNGRY OR HEALTHY MOTIVATION?
Marquees line the car park, litter on asphalt, a rattle from the train tracks beyond a fence below. Arrows mark the way to makeshift health centres. Red lane, blue lane, check in desk, a dystopian earth. People move around the … Continue reading THE VACCINE
The Royal Family: opulence, regality, tradition, land and wealth. The crown jewels, acres of land, breaking news stories. The whisper of scandal, the ink of gossip columns, official press response. The Royal Family are swathed in drama, to a greater … Continue reading THE ROYAL FAMILY: LESSONS IN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
Minimal exteriors exude a sense of self-reliance. Great swathes of space, in simple and small settings; one set of cutlery, one rail for clothing, one simple existence. Dependence upon less, with no need for excess. The white and tan furnishings … Continue reading MINIMALISM & THE FEAR OF RELIANCE
What was once a sparse and shameful section of the bookstore is now littered with pages of different ways to improve our lives. Creased books, over-leafed by eager customers, cover quotes claiming ‘advice we all need to hear’. Coffee machines … Continue reading IS THE SELF-HELP INDUSTRY HARMING PEOPLE?
The grass flickers in what’s left of the spring breeze, the summer coming in waves of heat and light, permeating cold winter bones. The city streets are lively in places, the back gardens are green and full of birds. Inside, … Continue reading OUTSIDE