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August 4, 2011 This may come as a bit of a surprise to any of you who have been following my blog for the past year … but today I’m writing my final article. After this, Encouragement from a Stranger will be abandoned (it will still remain online, but I will no longer be maintaining … [Read More]

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This past week, with the filming of my first comedy project in 6 years, I’ve been reminded just how exhilarating it is to create stuff. It makes you come alive. It inspires others. And it builds communities. Yet as we grow older, many of us seem to forget this power within us. We forget that … [Read More]

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Recently, on Twitter, I noticed a lot of people discussing what their lives were like “10 years ago”. I thought that was a very interesting subject for discussion. It offers us the opportunity to reflect and gain a greater appreciation of just how far we’ve come in a decade, often without even realising. So I … [Read More]

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Despite what you might think from reading some of the articles on this website, I still struggle with procrastination on a daily basis. Sometimes it can be quite debilitating. Of course, I continually work on strategies to minimise the “damage”, but I’m no robot. There are regular periods where I DO procrastinate, and then I … [Read More]