The Introduction

I am currently busy with the incredible Coaches For Freedom (CFF) that will be conducting a workshop with PPF for Youth Day. I had all my points mapped out for this blog and decided to park it because something quite profound emerged through this period and this blog aims to honour the EXPERIENCES of life and not the illusionary structures of SHOULD BE. Perhaps this also speaks to the Story. A Story always has a moment where the Hero or Protagonist struggles with a ‘crisis’ that sets the tone for the chapters ahead. Perhaps this is my struggle, my animal...

Power of Story: A Preface

The only way of describing the sensation is a crumbling, a fall, a feeling of disintegration and being suffocated by the debris after an explosion (or perhaps an implosion) after tirelessly building this structure brick by brick. I stood rooted and trembling as I heard the words “I think this relationship is over” – BOOM! There is nothing like heartbreak to provide you with a magnifying glass to look at who you are and the stories you have created about yourself, the relationship and the world. It’s no wonder that the musical gifts of Adele are so moving, she invites...

A Beginning

I suppose Beginnings are as difficult as endings or perhaps they form a continuous circle depending on our position in time and space. I have been deliberating on the Beginning of this blog and what this space COULD, SHOULD and WOULD stand for. What would THIS voice bring to the world? What would this voice serve for others and me? I stand at a precipice, a decision point that I feel will set the tone of the work I do and what I (and by extension The Empowered Studio) stands for. Brand: a word that speaks to Identity of a...