The last thing I wrote was written by a different me. The me that is writing this now is different to that one because millions of changes have taken place at a microcellular level. Who knows what this new me might achieve? Especially considering the further microcellular changes that'll inevitably take place in the future. … Continue reading Changes
Mental Health – What To look Out For
Most of what is presented to us as ‘mental health awareness’ is actually mental illness awareness. The trend has been to tell people signs of mental illness to look out for. Because everyone experiences these things at times, we all dutifully notice them when they crop up and hopefully seek help. This is generally a … Continue reading Mental Health – What To look Out For
Read This If You Want To Win Eurovision!
I love the Eurovision song contest! It’s a force for good in the world, and perhaps the ultimate expression of unbridled joy, arrived at through the promotion of diversity, collaboration and positivity. Of the 26 acts competing in the final on Saturday, one will impress judges and the voting public enough to be crowned the … Continue reading Read This If You Want To Win Eurovision!
Why Music Matters
Art, in its various forms, has long been considered an essential aspect of the human experience. It allows us to express ourselves, connect with others, and explore the world around us in ways that are uniquely human. From cave paintings to contemporary installations, art has the power to inspire, challenge, and transform us. Music, in … Continue reading Why Music Matters
Where Do We Go From Here?
It is that time of year again. Even in a year like no other, there's familiarity at least to be found in the passage of time. The Solstice arrives at the mid-point in the year. Its arrival tends to prompt a particular response in me. I find myself reflecting and thinking ahead. What do I … Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?
A couple of weeks ago, I moved to an island. I got to name the island, so I decided to call it Chillaxia. I arrived at Chillaxia airport, located on the South coast, in a flying boat piloted by a dodo called Wilbur. I thanked him and made my way inland, where I met a … Continue reading New Horizons
Adjectives Are Meaningless
I watched a programme on BBC 2 over Christmas called 'Pilgrimage, The Road to Rome'. It was about a bunch of celebrities walking an old pilgrimage route to Rome to meet the pope. One of the celebrities, Stephen K Amos, had a personal agenda; he was determined to challenge the Catholic Church’s apparent traditionally disapproving … Continue reading Adjectives Are Meaningless
New Year’s Hopes
I can't remember the last time I made a New Year's resolution. I don't have any intention of making one this year. But I will have hopes for the year ahead. I'll also be thinking about the implications of what I'm hoping for. What I hope for from what I hope for will be in … Continue reading New Year’s Hopes
I caught a bit of a tv show, in which artists were competing to produce the portrait that would delight the judges most when the allotted time for their painting activity was up, although it was clear that taking part was rewarding for all involved anyway, no matter who actually 'won'. One of the contestants … Continue reading Painting
1 in 4 (All You Need Is Love)
There's this popular idea that 1 in 4 people suffer with 'mental health problems', which has led to the instinct to try to identify which amongst us is that 1, so that we might help them. Looking for signs of 'mental health problems', then, has become the go to starting point in 'mental health awareness', and 'mental … Continue reading 1 in 4 (All You Need Is Love)