Here is “I Dream in Black and White”, the next poem in the ‘Autumn Haze’ anthology.

“I Dream in Black and White” by Conrad Schwellnus I dream in black and white, I see in shades of grey. Nothing about anything always feels quite right, A life of your own, you simply cannot delay. Mourn the emancipation, let go of the grip, Alone you may just fall, perhaps you stay and trip. […]

The podcast has landed, and as you can tell, I’m all sorts of emotional, excited and scared.

I have to admit that seeing it pop up on Spotify was quite something and I may have gotten just a little bit emotional (and done a dance in the kitchen). I do quite a bit of talking in the episode so I’ll keep this post brief — I just wanted to say thank you […]

I’m hosting a brand new lifestyle podcast, and of course it has a cheeky title! Happy to finally share some details with you.

It’s been five years since I did my last radio show, but I’m thrilled to get behind the mic again, hosting Wellness with the Schwellnus, a brand new lifestyle podcast launching on Spotify on Thursday the 25th of April. The show, which will be exclusive to Spotify for 24 hours, will be syndicated to other streaming […]

The next chapter in the ‘Autumn Haze’ anthology is here — read “Knife Party” now.

“Knife Party” by Conrad Schwellnus Let’s throw a knife party, Our highs take on a new life, When you’re done sipping on the Bacardi, Will you start to let go of your wife? Take away the pressure, we dance intimately, Stroke my hair as I begin to feel you in a dream, Shake your body, […]

Here is the second poem from ‘Autumn Haze’ — this is “Hearts at Half Mast”.

“Hearts at Half Mast” by Conrad Schwellnus Let’s bond as a family, with our smartphones in check, Eyes fixed on the television, in public we shall forget. The elders converse with their hearts at half mast, Exhausted from keeping the week afloat — now with some freedom at last. Sit by yourself sweet miss, your […]

Embarking on a 50 day challenge to start healing my tricky relationship with food.

I’ve always had a tricky relationship with food — it’s usually been more of an emotional crutch, because I’ve never really learned how to cook and usually tend to go for more efficient food options, rather than making the most nutritious choices. If it was up to me, I’d swallow a pill every morning that […]

A space to write, a space to type, a space to sleep.

I recently started what I call a six month “flow experiment” — essentially, the beginning of an opportunity to embrace change, learn to be more open to flexibility, practice patience, and generally to just see “where to wind blows me” for the rest of 2019. It sounds very fancy and like I’m playing the lead […]

This is the first piece of work from ‘Autumn Haze’ — here is “Yanked”.

“Yanked” by Conrad Schwellnus Yanked against my will, Towards a life I never wanted. You asked me to be still, Forget a childhood of enchantment. A distant memory lurks, but I’m with family now, You are what I wanted… we knew each other so well. Untainted by your words and passions somehow, Behind the shades, […]