• Telling Your Story

    Grand Gestures

    My life is surrounded by words. I live and breathe them. But for the second time this year I am attempting to write something that will sum up how someone has impacted my life. It’s hard. How to you whittle it down into a page or so of writing? How can you put it into words that are profound? This is going to be tested this week when I pay tribute to my father-in-law at his funeral on Friday. Tom Howlett was a man who was part of my life for almost 30 years. The grandfather to my two boys. This is no insignificant relationship. But here’s the thing. Tom…

  • Telling Your Story

    Say ‘yes’

    Creation relies on having a good store of ideas. In the busy world we now inhabit, quite often our stores of ideas can run low: We get tired, overwhelmed and stuck. Have you ever had the experience of needing to come up with a solution to something but the more you try to solve it, the less able you become? Then later on, when you’re walking the dog or having a shower the solution comes to you? This is because when you are in a more meditative state (i.e. relaxed) your brain makes room for thoughts to flow. This made me think about our stores of creativity. When we think…