Let’s celebrate our positive impacts

Today I want to celebrate the positive impact we can have by just being ourselves, gloriously, messily, unashamedly ourselves. I read somewhere that for each person who reads our blog and leaves a comment, another 3 or 4 or 5 or however many have probably also read it and been inspired by it. Similarly if…

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Why graduating is the start not the end

I recently hit a milestone that many people reach when they’re quite young. Can you guess what it was? I got my drivers license. Now what took me so long and how I finally did it that’s another story. But for now what I want to share is the way that reaching our milestones or…

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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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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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Going after our dreams: Forget perfect

When we have a long held dream it can be tempting to aim super high. We can visualise the BEST concert, the MOST AWESOME workshop, the BEST SELLING BOOK. This vision can be enticing, exhilarating, and frankly terrifying. It can paralyse us with fear because we can imagine all the things that might go wrong…

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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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Living in the comfort zone

Sometimes feeling stuck can just be that we have grown into our adventure zone and turned it into out comfort zone. What felt new and exciting and a bit of a push when we first started now feels familiar and old hat. Feels automatic. We know that a degree of challenge or creativity is needed…

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