Creating My Life One Story At A Time

Writer • Podcaster • Advocate

Wherever you are on your journey, whatever challenges you face, you are welcome here.

I’m James, and I’m a writer, author, and podcaster, exploring our spiritual and creative journey, and the intersections between faith, creativity and identity.

I write books, articles & I host the Poema Podcast, where I curate conversations around spiritual & personal transformation, mental health, grief and creativity.

If you sign up below you can keep with my work, get exclusive material from me, and get a free e-book, Dance Of The Writer: A Beginners Guide To Authentic Writing’ .

We’re all telling a story with our lives.

My blog is where I share reflections on my own story, with practical tips to help you on your journey.

I talk about how we can discover our identity & calling, find our unique voice, how we can explore and develop our creative gifts, and lessons I’m learning from my spiritual journey.

You’re welcome here, stop & have a read.

From Freedom To Regeneration

From Freedom To Regeneration

In January 2018 I chose ‘freedom’ for my one word for the year. It was, like all my one words, both a declaration of intent, and a statement about who I was becoming. And as ever, it took on new meaning over the year. It began as an attempt to be free from the trauma of my past. For it to no longer control me. To be free to tell a new story, not held back from the past. I remember thinking this as I pondered this word for the year.
3 Steps To Overcoming Mental Health Stigma (Guest Post by Zoe Thompson)

3 Steps To Overcoming Mental Health Stigma (Guest Post by Zoe Thompson)

So much progress has been made in raising awareness and ending stigma around mental illness in recent years. In a changing society, people often ask how they can do better. Although we still have a long way to go, mental illness is generally more accepted than it used to be. As a person who suffers with mental illness I like to educate others about it when asked. So how can we overcome mental health stigma?
Success & Wonder

Success & Wonder

I've noticed over the years that one of the concepts which seems to come up a lot in conversations at bars, dinners, or hang outs, consistently seems to be success. When people you’ve not spoken to for a while ask how you are, and ask about work, there’s this hidden, unspoken question hanging in the air. “How successful are you?”
All Shall Be Well

All Shall Be Well

"The unknown is the only place where we find out what we're truly made of." - Josh Radnor< Today I received some perilous financial news. Not for the first time recently. And yet today, in the midst of uncertainty and difficulty, I feel free. I feel all shall be well.

I host a weekly podcast on spirituality, creativity, & identity.

On the show I interview NYT bestselling authors, musicians, pastors, philosophers, thought-leaders and even neuroscientists – on these and other fascinating topics.

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Poema S2 09 | Claire Musters on Taking Off Our Masks

My dear friend, author and speaker Claire Musters, joins me on the show today. Claire shares her powerful and challenging testimony of how she had to confront the masks she was wearing, the darkness in her life, and how through the love and grace of friends, her devoted husband and God, she found a way to healing and transformation - and in the process discovered her authentic self

Poema S2 08 | Kaitlin Curtice on Glory Happening

Kaitlin Curtice joins me on the podcast today. Kaitlin is a Native American Christian author, speaker and worship leader. Kaitlin and I discuss her new book, 'Glory Happening', real stories of finding the divine in everyday places.

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