Most of the strategic workshops I’m commissioned to facilitate are for big personalities with diverging views. If everyone had a single viewpoint to begin with, there’d be no reason to workshop the topic. Participants come because they want to, have to, or wish to be … Continue reading Diverging views converge
Voices shout. No-one speaks anymore. At every corner – even in the lungs of the metropolis, such as Woodberry Wetlands – the volume of human interaction is turned up. Drowning out the quiet of nature. Is it because the base line of London noise is … Continue reading Humans, be quiet!
Last week two full days appeared blank in my diary. As in there were no meetings, workshops, phone calls or required contact with anyone. Professional or personal. This headspace – that came as no accident – presented as an uninterrupted surface I could peer deep … Continue reading Quiet creative process
A novice sculptor myself – stone carving and figurative clay – I had my heart set on visiting The Hepworth Wakefield and Yorkshire Sculpture Park before the summer ran out. A fellow stone carving friend and I took off last week to explore West Yorkshire’s … Continue reading Yorkshire sculpture
Our bodies buckle under the punishing pressure we put them through. Mind over matter, we say as we keep going. Until matter balks, and puts a stop to our ridiculous confidence our bodies may be invincible. From seemingly insignificant ailments, to major incapacitation, the body … Continue reading Restorative yoga
Prior to my return to the UK after 18 years in France, one in the USA and six months in Canada, we visited London in March 1995, to get a feel for it. Playing tourists – legitimately – we stumbled upon a small square in … Continue reading Outdoor sculpture
New views, new energy, new air. Having lived and worked in London for 21 years, I am still astounded by the creative energy our beloved capital exudes. We are truly privileged creatures to have access to such iconic, challenging and beautiful buildings. The views they … Continue reading London’s architectural brilliance