What do you need to be free from?
That’s a pretty big question, when you ask someone just like that. I’ve posted a podcast about it, and the answers from friends ranged from “fear” to “expectations of others” and the like… we all get pretty philosophical around the answers to this question. Continue reading Do this – you’ll live happier
I got back from the studio the other day and someone asked me how it went. I said it’s a bit like standing naked in front of a crowd of people. Continue reading Songwriting and the perilous feeling that comes with it
You’ve probably heard it often, that you can be anything you want to be in this life. Of course, some things take a bit more than just wishing or acting.
Here’s the thing: I have no aspiration to become a bodybuilder. Not that I Continue reading Do you know where you’re going to?
Is your life too busy?
When describing their daily life, I often hear people use the word Continue reading How to slow down
I’ve been listening to the radio recently. (Does anyone else even do that anymore?) I’m horrified. Not at the music – personally I think there’s brilliant music out there. My shock has been over the lyrical content. Continue reading Stuff we need to listen to
Seeing your favourite band, artist or DJ can be a life-changing and exhilarating experience. On the one hand, sitting at home listening to a Spotify compilation or watching videos can improve your emotional state to a degree, but being in the crowd at a music venue, or in the throes of humanity in a stadium, or detached from the real world on an underground dance floor… these are the moments which take things to whole’nother level.
However, the benefits of going to a live music event aren’t only about letting your hair down and having fun (although that’s obviously a considerable part of it). There are, believe it or not, more benefits to your overall well-being.
Here are just some of them… Continue reading Reasons to go to Live Music Concerts
For those not in the know, I teach music and sport to little ones during the week. By little ones, I mean 5 to 9-year-olds. It’s lots of fun. And mayhem. And exhaustion. And exhilaration. And the lessons you learn in the trenches with these little ones are lessons that are worth sharing.
There’s lots I don’t quite get right as a teacher. And believe me, those moments are sobering. However, every now and then… as teachers… everything falls into place. Please excuse the indulgence, but I’d like to tell you about one such story, about a 5-year-old boy. We’ll call him Bobby in this story. Continue reading Fear and how you conquer it
WHETHER it’s friends, preachers or artists, I’ve found a helpful gauge on who’s advice to listen to: “By their fruits you will know them”. It’s Jesus’s words in Matthew 7. Continue reading My affinity for TobyMac
The moment I left my journalism career to work as junior school teacher, I immediately noticed something: no one asked me about my job anymore. Continue reading I left my journalism career for teaching
Let me be upfront: I’m not a massive rugby fanatic. That is to say, I don’t ordinarily shout at the television hoping my voice will somehow carry over into the referee’s sphere of auditory processing and change the course of the game. Continue reading South African things I savour from the Rugby World Cup victory