Lifestyle, personal

The scientist’s brain and the artist’s heart

I used to think I was a scientist: all logic, and reasoning, good grades and smart choices. Now, I'm starting to think I might be an artist after all.

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Lifestyle, personal

New Year’s Goals for Exploration

As you'll know if you've been following my blog for a while, each year I set myself goals. These goals usually relate to my personal life, writing, work, and health, and are usually tied together by a common theme. This year's theme is exploration. I spent a lot of last year trying to find my… Continue reading New Year’s Goals for Exploration

Lifestyle, personal

Challenging Myself To Be More Creative With My Blog

When you've been doing something for a couple of years, it's easy to fall into habits. This is true of pretty much everything: we learn something new, and then we grow used to it, get comfortable, build up routines. Each morning, I wake up at the same time, I brush my teeth before I shower,… Continue reading Challenging Myself To Be More Creative With My Blog

Books

Top 5 Wednesday: Favourite Sci-fi and Fantasy Book Covers

This Top 5 Wednesday topic is "favourite sci-fi and fantasy cover art".

Lifestyle

How to Recover Your Creativity

Dear creators: there will be days when you'll wake up so inspired and so full to the brim with ideas that there simply isn't enough time in the day to get them all down on paper. Those are the best kind of days. But then there are other days, days when you can't bring yourself… Continue reading How to Recover Your Creativity

Psychology and Mental Health, Science, Science and Technology

States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness Review

I have no shame in saying that I am a big¬†fan of The Wellcome Trust. I have a lot of admiration for their ability to engage the public with science, and it was actually their editorial team who gave me my first ever paid writing job, an article¬†about cell division for Big Picture. So naturally,… Continue reading States of Mind: Tracing the Edges of Consciousness Review