The strength you have is not in your strength alone

The strength you have is not in your strength alone. There are many people out there with great strength, and yet their strength is not seen or known or used. I am one of them – you might be too. I believe we all have latent strength within us: strength that lies dormant and awaitsContinue reading “The strength you have is not in your strength alone”

‘The Stenchmire’ – about facing your fears

It shuffled silently through the undergrowth, the stench of its breath illuminated like mist under a cold full moon. I could almost feel the darkness within it as I hid, trembling in the tree trunk, heart bursting in the fear of being found. It wandered past slowly and I exhaled my relief. That was whenContinue reading “‘The Stenchmire’ – about facing your fears”

012 Coffee Creativity: The Case of the Nude Barista

The sun is shining on Harrogate today and I can hear the morning coffee call. Responding to the call I step into my local independent coffee shop. I’m greeted by the owner and the barista, both of whom are bright and cheery. The welcome is warm and authentic. This place is a little treasure troveContinue reading “012 Coffee Creativity: The Case of the Nude Barista”

Creativity doesn’t need to be messy

I came across the above image a few weeks ago. Every time I see it I think “that mind looks like it’s releasing chaos”. We are all wired differently: some of us require structured ways of being, while others thrive on the oceans of chaos. We tend to believe that creatives are on the chaoticContinue reading “Creativity doesn’t need to be messy”

There is so much new life in the darkness – so take heart

Life can be described in terms of shades: dark and light; black and white. We think of darkness as bad and light as good, yet God created darkness and light and said that it was all good. Even God Himself brooded in the darkness before the creation. Many of the most expressive and creative peopleContinue reading “There is so much new life in the darkness – so take heart”

009 You were made to be creative

Have you ever just looked around you and seen the immense amount of creativity there is in the world? From art to architecture; dance to design technology; fiction to flower arranging – there is creativity everywhere. Why is it that humanity has pushed the boundaries of creativity and artistic expression? It is simply that weContinue reading “009 You were made to be creative”