The formless reponse

What is it that you long for? What is it that calls to you in the quietest moments? What is it that you are missing? Getting up just after sunrise and walking down to the beach through the morning fog, I made sure to take care as I made my way down the damp, steep… Continue reading The formless reponse

The 2-4-8 breathing exercise that helps you express yourself

I spoke to two people this week who both told me that learning to breathe had changed their life. It’s the same for me. Breathing is unconscious, understated, something we all do, all the time. It’s an everyday occurrence. But proper breathing – breathing that soothes you, cares for you, lets your body know everything… Continue reading The 2-4-8 breathing exercise that helps you express yourself

5 lessons you should expect to learn when you start putting yourself out there

Since opting for a demotion, I’ve spent the last two months pushing myself to: Be more visible as an entrepreneur Experiment with products and services Get my message out to the right people It has not been easy peasy lemon squeezy. Actually, it’s been the opposite. It’s been difficult difficult lemon difficult. In this blog… Continue reading 5 lessons you should expect to learn when you start putting yourself out there

The lucky humans mature, but the happiest ones get wise.

Today I am wearing jeans. This, apparently, is a rarity now, as temperatures in the UK reach terrifying records and the red-headed population are offered free cinema tickets to avoid the sun. What once was rare becomes common: smartphones, tap and pay, online dating. This is an example of Rogers’ theory of the diffusion of… Continue reading The lucky humans mature, but the happiest ones get wise.

critical thinking

Teaching began last week, and I used the face-to-face time with my students to encourage some critical discussion of a fashion brand whose story focused on sustainability. At the end of the session, I asked students what they would take away from the discussion to apply to their own work. About 25% of them said:… Continue reading critical thinking

Co-creation

On the path to liberate our hidden artists, both as individuals and in organisations, we take a pit stop in connection. Connection has three levels which, if we are conscious of their subtle differences, we can start to tackle them in an order which has the most effectiveness in the long-term: connection to ourselves, connection… Continue reading Co-creation