All posts tagged: success

Afro-Dite

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    “Wow….your hair is tough.” Those words ran through me sharply. Those words spilled out of my cousin’s mouth as her hand unwelcomely touched my hair, neatly braided in two French braids touched with a finesse of London rain. Her hair, resembles a Rastafarian Rapunzel, long, dreds, sleek, beautiful and black. Yet it baffled her why I would not want to do anything with my hair……but just keep it natural. No Braids. No Weave. […]

Mirrors on the ceiling

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Gong Hei Fat Choi  – Happy Chinese New Year. Sorry it has been a while since I last decided to put some of my nonsensical thoughts to paper/ screen. But you know how it is at the start of the New Year; new plans, new regimes and new life = busy, busy, busy. Anyway I was inspired to write a brief post today having read an article on the recently deceased Philip Seymour Hoffman. The article […]

BREAK OUT….SHOCK OUT

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Suffocated. Smothered. Frustrated. Tired. Exhausted.  It is not easy being in an environment which caps your creativity.  Being around individuals whose main concerns include; ordering the right kind of cello tape or what colour of post-it notes to purchase. These are a few of the weird, boring comments I find myself overhearing, when working in ‘MJs.’ (‘Money Jobs’, jobs that you do when you have finished one freelance contract and looking for the next one…..jobs that […]

The Wonderful Power of the three C’s

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‘Well, the fact is that one imagination is critically important, and if you have had your imagination stimulated by what is basically a variety of subjects, you are much more amenable to accepting, to understanding and interacting with the realities of the world.’     The creative industry inspires, engages and expresses a vision which goes beyond the ordinary. Creators of work; artists, actors, singers, designers, photographers etc immerse themselves in the unknown. Thoughts are invested as […]

Is a Healthy Body a Healthy Mind?

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*Grace Jones, a great body and a great mind There is a notion that having the perfect body will give you happiness, joy, sexiness, strength, love and attention; a healthy body results in healthy mind. The act of going to the gym every day, swimming, dancing, yoga etc creates some kind of structure in your life, a dedication and discipline to ensure that you maintain a certain physique. Some may say that this is also […]

Amy, Amy, Amy……….

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“I don’t need help because if I can’t help myself I can’t be helped.” – Amy Winehouse (1983 -2011) It saddens me that another talented performer has left this world.  Amy Winehouse was a remarkable talented singer, who unfortunately was constantly fighting a losing battle with herself. I never knew Amy Winehouse, but I did randomly meet her once in 2007 whilst shopping at Selfridges.   The news of her death, did make me pause……..I […]