I probably should have watched these documentaries before, but like you, I didn’t. Not before I could vote because I can’t, but sooner, sooner than this week at least.
Why didn’t I watch them earlier?
Hell, I don’t know to be honest, maybe because the world is depressing enough as it is these days? Or because it’s easier to bury your head in the sand, ignoring the facts, rather than facing up to them? Or maybe because I was scared, scared of what I might learn.
Let’s face it; it’s much easier to live in la-la-land and watch re-runs of FRIENDS than to face up to reality. Why? …
It’s torrid here. Oppressive. Life on Mars is changing!
It grows hotter and stranger by the minute.
There are happenings. Each day is a revelation more shocking than those that came before. It’s as if Mars itself is sweating with anticipation. Crying salty tears of perspiration that cover the ground each morning when I wake. A daily reminder of what lies ahead.
‘The Fear’ is among us and it is growing. Tension pulsates with the collective breath, needing nothing more than a spark to ignite the ferocious firestorm they force upon us.
It is a virus, ‘The Fear.’ I can see it spreading. They say it is invisible, but I can see it. I can feel it! Feel its reach taking hold of hearts and minds. It’s written on faces, drawn on walls and translated in body language; eyes cast down, mouths closed, distance maintained. …
I admit it. I’m struggling. Struggling to make sense of it all. Struggling to find a way through. Struggling with this ‘new world’ existence, this strange dystopian dream that has become our life.
In the past I enjoyed watching and reading Sci-fi novels and movies, but these days the ‘real world’ seems stranger than fiction. …
Why is it that however difficult it is to achieve something we desire so greatly — it is often taken for granted?
We live in a world where people, objects, even the planet we live on it seems are disposable; to be used up and tossed in the trash.
We have created a throw away culture. A culture that places little value on the things that matter — kindness, fairness, generosity, equality, honesty, humility and gratitude and instead places it’s values on wealth, power and status.
A culture that takes life for granted.
Things that we have dreamed of, wished for, wanted so badly that we have spent hours, weeks, years, even decades building, working towards; once we have them we no longer want or need them. …
If you’re ready to change your life for the better you need to read this.
I know. I know. You’re very busy.
Where are you going to find 20 minutes? How could you? Where would you?
Between the your job, your partner, kids (furry or otherwise), the house and a million other things you need to take care of, there’s just no time right?
Don’t kid yourself.
I guarantee you waste way more than 20 minutes a day on things that won’t change your life for the better.
If you really want to change you can find 20 minutes.
Tell yourself you can’t all day long if you like - but you are not finding reasons — you are finding excuses! …
Let me begin with this — I am no expert. So, if you are looking for expert advice you should quit reading this article right this second.
I am, in fact, only at the beginning of my journey as a writer, just like you. The only difference between us is that I have somehow managed to complete the first 50K+ draft of my ‘first ever novel’ and I assume you are struggling with that, because you chose to read this article.
How much of a beginner am I? Well, last week I received my first ever payment for writing. It was a whopping 0.03cts, …
Why is it that going to the supermarket these days feels a lot like being in a War Zone?
It’s stressful. There’s no two ways about it.
No longer is it a ‘jolly jaunt’ or ‘family outing’ to fill up the larder, with you nonchalantly leaving the house, no more than a passing thought of ‘do I have my keys, kids, wallet, phone?’ Nope. Oh no. Not anymore
Now you’re flying solo and there’s a whole lot more to remember.
Keys. Check. Phone. Check. Wallet. Check. Facemask. Check. Gloves. Check. Hand Sanitiser. Check. Disinfectant Wipes. Check. …
Sitting at home all day, everyday, it is all too easy to lose any semblance of normality in our lives. As our ‘house arrest’ turns from days into weeks — and scarily — weeks into months, it is becoming more and more likely that we find ourselves in varying states of fear, complacency, lethargy and downright laziness.
With no a.m. or p.m., week days or weekends, only day after day of isolation — it is easy to lose our sense of self, sense of structure and sense of sanity!
Which is why it is more important than ever to — Get Up, Dress Up and Show Up — every single day. …