You Don’t Get Masterpieces From Emotionless Artists

It seems as though my anxieties are finally starting to settle, the storm of uncertainty and worthlessness has passed and the calm waves I’m so used to have restored a sense of balance. As I walked around Central London today with my headphones in and no particular destination in mind I realised that autumn had…

Fire Mind

There’s something to be said about the powerful consequences of change and how we unintentionally welcome it every once in a while. But in life’s true fashion you’re never prepared for the big ones, you’re never ready for it or aware it’s coming so more often than not you’re knocked flat on your arse.  I…

Seacrets: Life As A Seafarer

I have spent a considerable portion of my life with the ocean; whether that is staring at it, smelling it, swimming in it or sailing on it I have gone through life surrounded one way or another by a large body of water. When I was younger I would make sandcastles for hours, a fixed…

A Taste Of Everything

Is it greedy to live several different lives simultaneously? It’s uncommon that’s for sure. We are all asked when we are young what we want to be when we’re older and we either know the answer or we don’t, we name a profession or we shrug our shoulders and hope that everything falls into place….

A Crack In The Ice

‘For someone who is so closed, guarded by walls so thick, so unbreakable, I sure do fall in love terribly quickly. Layer upon layer of protection made from the thickest substance I can muster, yet somehow my efforts fail me and I still manage to get wounded, there is still an ache. As people, humans,…

Here’s To Always Remembering The Important Things In Life

Things are so painfully fleeting in this life; like midnight rains that soak the streets while we sleep and are gone by morning- leaving nothing but droplets on the grass and the familiar smell of damp in the air. But just like the plants needing the rain in to grow, we also need showers to…

Try Spontaneity For Spice

It has occurred to me as I stare lovingly out of yet another plane window at the egg-yolk sunset, that the key to being able to fully appreciate life is change and spontaneity. What fresh perspectives can be had from the stagnant, mundane routines of everyday life compared to those created upon being pulled out…

Happiness: Never Lose Sight Of What Really Matters

How many times a day do you smile and recognise how grateful you are for life and the opportunity to make it richer? When you wake up in the morning what is your first thought, what’s the first thing you do? I bet you grab your phone. The first thing your fragile morning eyes see…

For The Ladies I Love 

When Aristotle was asked ‘What is a friend?’ he answered that it was ‘A single soul dwelling in two bodies’. Phythagora said ‘Friends are companions on a journey, who ought to aid each other to persevere in the road to a happier life.’ Seneca pitched in with ‘Friendships always benefits, love sometimes injures.’ I never…

Waking Up From My Sea Coma

It feels like I’ve been in a coma; waking up from a very strange, very real dream- life on the boat feels like a story from a book I’ve just finished. My days were like dust, quiet, still, settled and waiting for a gust of wind to pick them up and transport them somewhere new….