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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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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What to do when you have too many ideas

Recently I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with business ideas. There were just too many! Different services, different people I might work with, different resources I could share. It felt a bit overwhelming and if I’m honest a bit like a traffic jam in my mind. So many ideas that together they couldn’t get through…

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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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Saturated with details

Sometimes I find that the world feels saturated with details. Fine grain tiny details, a flood of information. Each tiny thing is full of complexity. Each eye view of world is a cacophony of sound and colour, movement, light and texture. Each object has a hundred possible pathways and uses and histories. Each human interaction…

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Press pause and make version 1.0

When we are creative it can feel like we have never ‘arrived’ at the structure of the thing we want to work on. The big picture decisions keep shifting and changing – so how are we ever meant to knuckle down and make the thing when we haven’t landed on the design yet? This happened to…

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Making: letters to strangers

Have I told you about how I write letters to strangers? No not in a weird stalkery way, but as part of a US based project called ‘More Love Letters‘. Not romantic love letters, but letters written from a place of loving kindness, a human-to-human-full-of-care way. Each month they post a few fresh letter requests for people…

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It’s the Little Things

I was working with a coaching client recently who wanted to do some regular writing for creative expression, and she reflected ‘I realise now how it’s so hard to do it alone, and really it’s the little things that make a big difference’. The little things like where you will work, how long you will do…

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Growing ideas from flower to seed

A lot of clients I work with have great ideas but these ideas don’t come to life. Why is that? Let’s talk the Birds and the bees – remember high school biology? When a plant makes a flower it is putting all that gorgeousness out there ready to catch the pollen from another flower. It…

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