Why is it hard to talk about sex?

Saying you want more of something, but not be willing to talk about what “it” is, seems completely counter-intuitive. But time and again, that’s the case with sex. Why is talking about sex so hard?

Reason #3 Creativity is Like Sex: Turn yourself upside down

Boy, does this come at exactly the right time #TWSS. As my last post of the year, it’s apropos that turning yourself upside down is about gaining the perspective you need to see things in a necessary and different way. I recently got a strong dose of this while visiting our dear friend Hendre Coetzee … Continue reading Reason #3 Creativity is Like Sex: Turn yourself upside down

Reason #1 Creativity is Like Sex: It’s harder than it looks

Create. Creating. Creativity. What does it all mean, and why do we do it? In the first chapter of my new book “21 Reasons Why Creativity is Like Sex”, I theorized that because we are taught from the earliest of ages that “creating” something was nothing short of a sacred act, we spend our lives … Continue reading Reason #1 Creativity is Like Sex: It’s harder than it looks

If you have a pulse, you certainly can.

I’ve been asked a lot since I launched my book, “What made you write a book about creativity and sex?” Well, the answer is, because not everyone believes they are creative. They think it’s something only “special” people have. But like sex, everyone can do it. Some are better at it. And when it’s done well, … Continue reading If you have a pulse, you certainly can.

The release feels so sweet

It’s finally here: My book has launched. The launch of the long-awaited (for me, anyway) “21 Reasons Creativity is Like Sex” book has happened, and I couldn’t be more excited. For anyone out there wondering what self-publishing a book looks like, let me paint a picture: You spend a few hundred hours researching, interviewing people, outlining, … Continue reading The release feels so sweet

Seeing the high layer: When do you know you’re doing enough?

As I'm sitting here on holiday on my pool chair on vacation, I find my mind wandering farther away from the everyday list-making and box-ticking and closer to imagining, daydreaming and quietness. It's a rare occassion, me taking a vacation that's not work-related, so this doesn't happen very often. My mind is "always on", so this … Continue reading Seeing the high layer: When do you know you’re doing enough?