Psychedelic Short Stories

Mindfulness and the Purpose of Life

In the course of life, at various moments, many of find ourselves preoccupied with deep questions such as “What is the purpose of life?” and “What’s the meaning of it all?” Sometimes these questions are accompanied by a sense of open curiosity, but often they’re accompanied by a sense of longing, a sense that something ...

Webinar: How might ChatGPT affect SEO?

I recently ran a webinar for clients of my business Hedgehog Digital Marketing about how ChatGPT might affect SEO:

Shawn Powrie
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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...

Shawn Powrie
4 min read
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
8 min read
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
Good to Great (Jim Collins) Lecture @ Sydney University

On Tuesday the 17th of March 2020 I gave a guest lecture at the University of Sydney’s Master of Management (MAMANAGE2000) course. The topic was Good to Great, a famous book by Jim Collins which I did a kind...

Shawn Powrie
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Of Pretension

In mid 2015 I wrote a book titled “Of Pretension” and published it on Kindle. It was available for a time on Amazon and had a few readers. It was a short read of approximately 23 thousand words. About...

Shawn Powrie
13 min read
5 lessons learned from keeping a daily journal for 10 years

Approximately ten years ago, on the thirteenth of March 2009, I made a personal decision to keep a daily journal cataloguing my life journey. Rain or shine, happy or sad, I would document what happened in life. Now, over...

Shawn Powrie
4 min read