We're finding new ways to define it, to cope with it, to lessen its impact and by extension make it easier to cope with.
In the modern market, something like 70% of people would say that their end goal is to work for themselves, whether that is being the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, or simply being a freelancer in their field. Whatever it may be, more than ever, people are making their lives their business. In the … Continue reading The Self as Brand: 3 Steps To Creating An Attractive and Consistent Brand Identity.
"written from a more positive standpoint but still punches an incredibly fervent emotional punch"
It's the old classic creatives issue. "I have loads of ideas, but not enough time to create them, and the ideas I do have I can never finish". At some point in the process of becoming an accomplished creator, we go through these periods of never finishing anything, putting off everything and blaming every element we can until we finally come back to ourselves.
As I write this, it is 14:50 on the 23rd August 2018. What that means is that in under 2 days, my first poetry and prose collection will be available to buy on Amazon! Last year, my life was a little confusing. I was writing poetry on my Instagram every day, as normal. Yet this … Continue reading Whispers To The World; 1 Day To Go.
Over the years we have noted how many creative people; artists, writers, musicians, struggle with mental health and also, in a sense, reap the benefits of it. In a fluctuating climate, mental health in creativity has either been regarded romantically, disregarded or occasionally actually taken seriously. In a 2007 essay from Stanford University, Adrienne Sussman … Continue reading Why Creative Perception is So Important for Mental Health.
I wrote before about how Deaf Havana in their last album All These Countless Nights seemed to be moving into a new direction tonally, experimenting with what they could, effectively, get away with. Just the other day, they released their new single 'Sinner' from their newest upcoming album. Sinner lets us sink our teeth into … Continue reading Meet Me Halfway at Least to Rituals; The Musical Evolution of Deaf Havana
As of 6pm today, I put up a photo on my Instagram (@liamxavier95) that I would be self-publishing a book late this year. Truth is I have been planning this for a long time now, working out the logistics of this, chasing down research over whether I wanted it to be traditionally published or self published, and after much deliberation and trepidation, I have set my self organised deadlines and dates, and now we are starting!
"Here is my brief guide to being okay with being alone, especially in your twenties, with a little more sarcasm and saltiness than other guides like these! "
Perhaps a little impromptu, my friend Silvia and I met, rather haphazardly (I got lost) outside of Oxford Circus station. We then decided to walk around without too much intention, and without a particular objective for the day, which I find are often some of the best kind of days. Soon we were being as … Continue reading A Whisper In |Westminster