Year in Review – Prompt #2 Peaks and troughs

Sometimes we are encouraged to dive into a vision for the new year without processing the year that has been. Have you ever experienced that? As an art therapist and coach I know that feeling, accepting and integrating our feelings, ‘good’ and ‘bad’ is an important part of good health, and an important part of…

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Year in Review – Prompt #1 Books

Through the last two months of 2018 I’m sharing some end of year reflection prompts to help you integrate the experiences of this year and finish up feeling good about yourself, your journey, the year that was and the year that’s coming up. Here is the first Year in Review reflection and journaling prompt…. —–…

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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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Love letter to a New Year

  Dear New Year,   May you be fresh and fun.   May you have ups and downs, sunny days and storms.   May we walk together with mutual respect.   May you surprise us all.   May you remind us of our shared humanity and of our care for each other.   May you…

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5 things (that might be) stopping you from success

“Don’t wait until to know who you are to get started, the way you figure it out is by making things” – Austen Klein (who wrote Steal like an Artist) I’ve been working with coaching clients for two years now helping people get moving towards their wishes. I love how unique each person is: there…

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What’s under the hood?

Have you ever seen a sexy career and thought ‘I want me a bit of that!’? I have. Mine is cake decorating. Forget for a minute that we have diabetes in my family, I’m keen to shift a few kilos and don’t want to be surrounded by sugar every minute of my working day, and…

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Resistance training

As soon as I made the commitment I mysteriously no longer wanted to do it. At all. Huh? As soon as I made the public commitment to keep painting faces ready to exhibit them, I suddenly stopped wanting to do it. True story. I forgot all about them. Whatever urge I had to work on them…

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Just keep saying yes

When I started my business, I did all the regular planning and strategising but at the start, feeling a wee bit terrified and overwhelmed, I developed a basic motto and benchmark for myself: ‘say yes to my business everyday’. What that meant was no matter how daunted I was feeling, no matter how low in energy, or…

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Is your vision lopsided? Maybe it’s ok.

So I just wrote out a vision for my life this year – clear prose that talks about what I want, in the future tense as if I already have it. A vision board in words if you like. And I noticed something. It was mostly about work, making art, my wardrobe, my house, homewares, and…

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