‘Me, My Self & I’

Recent studies involving 50,000 participants from across the US and Europe have found that, rather than being fixed throughout our lives, some aspects of our personalities are liable to change over time (psychologytoday.com). This finding isn’t all that surprising to me as there are definitely some aspects of my personality that have changed significantly over…

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When the Muse Calls

Type the words ‘creativity’ and ‘advice’ into a search engine and it will come back to you with hundreds of articles, books, videos, and podcasts, all offering practical tips on the best way to tap into your imaginative powers. These range from developing a morning ritual for your craft, and surrounding yourself with creative people, to drinking lots of…

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For the Love of… Learning?

During my graduation ceremony, the head of my university’s English department boldly stated in his speech that graduates live happier, healthier and more comfortable lives than those who choose not to complete higher education courses. At the time I thought, ‘What a load of tripe!’ Several years down the line I still believe this to…

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