[vimeo 92066732] When Claire Taylor of The Story Mill asked if I'd be interested in doing a video interview about playing a role vs being authentic, I was intrigued. It has been a long time since anyone has asked me about Being Betty Page. To explain: way back in 1979, when I was secretary to the editor of the music paper Sounds, I started to write reviews of bands. Because I was already … [Read more...] about Living a story versus living an authentic life
As the sun rises at about 4.45am tomorrow morning, you may - if you have the correct eyewear and the sky is clear - witness a truly rare astronomical event. Only seven of these events have been recorded since the invention of the telescope, and they occur when Venus passes in front of the Sun, creating a dark spot that travels across the Sun’s surface. These Venus transits come in pairs … [Read more...] about Are you a woman clothed with the sun?
I don’t watch much TV these days but I decided to watch The Voice because it is based on talented singers performing for experienced coaches rather than judges, so there is none of the ritual humiliation of certain other series. I got the impression that the coaches - Will.i.am, Tom Jones, Jessie J and Danny O’Donoghue - were genuinely looking for and responding to authenticity. If … [Read more...] about A masterclass in trusting your gut feeling
Authentic power needs no books Subscribes to no one’s philosophy The knowledge was always there You just drowned out the voice. Alison Stormwolf … [Read more...] about
I was fascinated to read a piece in the New York Times recently about the new trend in the US for younger life coaches - some as young as 20. My initial reaction to this was probably similar to yours, ie fairly dismissive. How on earth can someone barely out of their teens be able to work effectively in a profession that requires maturity and a degree of self-awareness? Then I pulled myself up and … [Read more...] about Would you hire a life coach who hadn’t really lived?
Last night, a 23-year-old girl from north London swept the board at the Grammys - winning all six of the categories in which she was nominated. She has achieved extraordinary success at a time when the music industry seems to be dying on its feet . In fact, she has sold three times as many records as the far more image-savvy Lady Gaga. She may not have 47 million followers on Twitter or … [Read more...] about Is Adele the first star of the Age of Authenticity?