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The yin and yang of creation

Sometimes people want to push and force the creative act. “Make it happen NOW!” They say. “Of course you have time!” They say. Force myself with productivity hacks! Override all doubts and protestations! Deny myself down-time and work around the clock to Make. This. Thing. Happen. But in my experience sometimes waiting has a purpose.…

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Musings on imperfection and professionalism

I shared on social media recently that I was feeling really tired, exhausted from a busy few months. That maybe I hadn’t got the mix of work quite right, that I needed some time to rest and replenish. Then I spoke with a colleague about it. She said she admired how I share openly about…

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Highly sensa… what now?

Highly sensitive person (HSP). The phrase gave me the heebie jeebies when I first saw it. Not another category! I thought. Not another ‘them and us’ I mourned. Not another label that whiffs of ‘oh I’m special and you’re not’ I huffed and puffed. I also thought it sounded a bit like ‘highly complainy people’.…

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Honouring your multiple interests

This article includes some tips from fellow multipassionate ‘scanners’ (or multipotentialites) on how they are combining their interests to create a great life. Barbara Sher describes scanners as follows: “Unlike those people who seem to find and be satisfied with one area of interest, you’re genetically wired to be interested in many things, and that’s exactly…

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Making a wonderful life as a scanner or renaissance soul

Now I understand that being able to do learn quickly and do many things is as valuable as doing one thing well. You may have heard me speak before about scanners (aka multipotentialites, mulirenaissance souls, people who are into lots of things), but today I want to share some tips from people who identify as…

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Want to be an actor?

Fantastic! Now let me know… Is it standing in front of an adoring audience that brings you the ultimate high? (No shame if it is – plenty of performers love this feeling). Is it surrounding yourself with people in a theatrical tribe? Is it the chance to get outside your own worries and be absorbed…

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10 things stopping you from writing that job application

Below I’ve listed 10 of the main reasons people struggle with job applications, in my experience, and what you can do to get past them. If you’re experiencing any of these you are not alone.

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How Creative Art Helps Me

The following post is a beautiful guest piece by a coaching client who wishes to remain anonymous. She describers how art making is part of her self care and self soothing toolkit and how engaging in art making can shift her focus and mood. I’m pleased to share this piece that speaks in a moment to moment way…

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