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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Don’t wanna

It’s the end of the year and I don’t wanna! I don’t wanna write the things I have too. I don’t wanna do my filing. I don’t wanna pack my suitcase. I don’t wanna wrap any more presents right now and find the freaking sticky tape AGAIN. I dont wanna hear about other people’s end of year stresses…

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Itty bitty sh**ty days

We all have them, don’t we? When we have a dark taste in our mouth and feel fidgety. Like nothing of any use is going to come through these limbs today. Like you feel unsettled but some rarely felt mix of agitated, pained, stressed, urgent, and listless. You move around the house, wanting to get…

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What it feels like to be a scanner

Just before I start, let me clarify that I’m not talking about a heart wrenching look at a day in the life of my HP colour multi-copy device.  Although now I’ve thought of that it does sound kind of fun. No, I mean what it feels like to be a person who identifies as a…

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Everyone struggles sometimes

You might not see it, they might not speak it but they do. Don’t be fooled by the white toothed images of advertising or the chirpy baby photos and cat videos of social media. Everyone struggled sometimes. Everyone has days of blah, or ‘I’m not good enough, or ‘what am I here for, nothing makes…

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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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Navigating anxiety and the unspoken abyss

Some days I am a fizz of adrenaline and avoidance. I am like a bee buzzing around and doing everything but the things that need doing. You see, I suffer from anxiety. I can become anxious about public speaking, anxious about running workshops, travel or looming deadlines and anxious about social situations. Yup, all that. It…

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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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What goes up must come down – handling post event blues

Anyone expect to be dancing on sunbeams after an event only to find themselves tired and wanting to hide on the couch the next day? Have you ever wondered if it’s something other people experience too? And where does it come from? Is is perfectionism? Resistance to the next steps? Restorative?  Putting it to the brains trust!…

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