Workflow and the creative state

The sustainability of internal wellbeing and how this effects our creative output. This article is a long one and broken down into 5 digestible sections (recommended to accompany tea or other beverage of choice). These are all integral to a sustainable workflow and appear as follows: Productivity | Concentration | Sleep | Mindfulness | Reliability [...]

Love thyself

Our body and mind are precious, yet so often throughout our days we forget that we even have a body. We become a floating head, a brain walking around on sticks of bone and muscle until we are eventually tired and irritated for “no good reason”. Posture and breathing So much of our life is [...]

Winter in Copenhagen

I understand why the shoes come off inside now. An armour is just the beginning of what you need to survive the ongoing oppression of a bad winter in Copenhagen. The rain is enough to drive you indoors and the gloom of day turning over to night in the blink of an eye leaves little [...]

Paris and the Rite of Spring

We flew to Paris to see a ballet, little did we know what an adventure these few days would be! Le Sacre du printemps (the Rite of Spring) is a legendary work in the world of music and ballet. It was composed by Igor Stravinsky with choreography by Vaslav Nijinsky for the 1913 season of [...]

Lessons on hygge

What is hygge and why is it important? This Scandinavian word has become somewhat of a legendary myth in contemporary society, in connection to the often-fantasised collective of the “happiest countries in the world”. It’s a word that’s hot on trending scales yet seldom understood as being more than owning some nice furniture, cozy blankets [...]

Christmas in Stockholm

Sweden was such a wonderful place to be for Christmas. The streets felt like they were singing as light flooded through from cozy houses onto the bustle of Stockholm's streets and markets. I had visited Stockholm once prior to this at the very beginning of winter. There was such a difference in seeing the city [...]

Oslo in the fall

It's funny when you meet friends out of context. For all of my travels to Europe I have met people who have some element of the past in common. It is always strange to see them living in Europe and it also gives me a great deal of hope that if it makes sense to [...]

Sweden in September

In September I spent a wonderful weekend away to visit friends at their home in Stockholm. My experience of Sweden so far has been only Stockholm and what a beautiful city this is! I felt so welcomed into a new culture and even under the September clouds it was so nice to walk around outside [...]