Reader question: help! I can’t slow down.

Q. I run my own business and find I just always want to be working on it. Even when I stop and try to spend time with my family I have ideas and think ‘I could be doing just one more thing’. It’s like in addicted to productivity and can’t stop. It probably doesn’t help…

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Feeling the feels – tired

Energy levels and what to do with them have been a big theme for my personal growth the past few years. (Oh hang on – is ‘personal growth’ a bit of a new agey cliché? By all means replace with ‘learning/ musing/ reflections/ new habits’ or whatever works). What to do when I feel dead tired…

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Journaling tool – the ‘Thank you and yah me!’ list

You may have heard of the idea of keeping a gratitude journal. I have tweaked the format and finally found a style that works for me. It focuses not only on the external things that you feel thankful for and appreciative of, but also the things you did that you are proud of and happy…

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10 books in 2016 challenge – update

If you saw my earlier post on #10books2016 you might know about this gentle and easy to achieve challenge (hey, I’m all for us actually reaching our goals!). Here is a quick update on just some of the books that people taking the challenge are reading at the moment: Trevor Noah’s “Born a Crime” Terry Pratchett’s “The…

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10 Books in 2016 challenge!

Calling all book lovers… Anyone want a reading challenge? How about 10 books in 2016! Yes, I’m aware that 2016 is (more than) half over, but surely we can squeeze out 10 books between now and end of December, even if we haven’t started any so far???? (Think of this as the very late New Year’s…

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Taking time out for creativity is a gift to ourselves

I am busy planning and preparing for my latest 6 week Women’s Wellbeing Groups here in Sydney. I love to run groups that go beyond a single workshop because it really feels like a journey – participants journey deeper into themselves, they journey into a shared space with trust and they journey in relation to their…

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Delight the senses this winter

Here in the Southern hemisphere we are heading into winter. For some of us that means no real change: more hot, and maybe just less rain (hello people in the tropics!). For those of us in Australia however, especially those living along the South and East coasts we find the days shortening, rain coming and…

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Do you do it in public?

Make art that is. These guys do! Are you quite comfortable making art in front of other people and in public? Artist and art teacher Chris Mostyn:  I’ll draw in cafes, the lunchroom, anywhere I can. If I don’t draw for a couple of days I get really irritable. I start getting grouchy and short with my…

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Reader question: How to keep on keeping on

I was SUPER excited to hear from someone who sat down and read my entire blog from front to back last month, every last post, AND found it inspiring AND took the time to tell me. She also shared some ideas for future posts, in the form of questions that she has about the creative…

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