Emotions, Ambivalence, Holding Space, And Life’s Complexity

Reflections on emotions: Emotions appear strongly “contradictory” or “conflicting” when looked at from the lens of doing or needing to do something about/with them. Doing will inevitably be the frame of reference a lot of the time as emotions emerge as action impulses at heart- they drive us to do things and they carry the ...

Why I stopped blogging, and being creative

It’s now been over a year since I last posted something on my blog. My last really well thought through post, Reflections on Openness to Experience hanging over my blog like a spectre, waiting for a new companion. My...

Shawn Powrie
5 min read
Reflections on Openness to Experience

Musings on a star There I was – in the middle of an open field at midnight on a summer’s evening, staring up at the stars in the sky and listening to trance music. I looked up at one...

Shawn Powrie
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Reflections on Neuroticism

Now available in audio format too – just hit play on the player above or visit my feed on your smartphone: (I dedicate this article to my friends high in neuroticism; you know who you are 😉) The...

Shawn Powrie
9 min read